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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 1010

Papers of Betty Hosmer Mawardi, 1934-1949


Recipes collected by Betty Hosmer Mawardi.


  • Creation: 1934-1949


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Betty Hosmer Mawardi is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


.21 linear feet (1/2 file box)

The papers of Betty Hosmer Mawardi consists of a notebook, probably from her home economics class at Horace Mann School, containing recipes, lists of utensils, layout of a table setting, etc.; a notebook containing recipes clipped from magazines; and typed notes from an undated lecture concerning her travels in Egypt. Folder titles were created by the archivist. Files are arranged alphabetically.


Betty Hosmer Mawardi, daughter of George and Deloscia Hosmer, was born February 1, 1921, in Elkhart, Indiana. She attended Horace Mann School in Lakewood, Ohio, before moving to Indianapolis, Indiana, where she graduated from Shortridge High School in 1939. She received an AB in Psychology from Radcliffe College in 1943, a Certificate of Administration from Harvard Graduate School, an MA in Psychology from Wellesley College, and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Radcliffe College in 1959. Mawardi worked in the placement office of Wellesley College and as a research assistant at Harvard University before moving to Cleveland, Ohio where she was associate professor of Psychology and Medical Education research at Case Western Reserve University. In 1950, she married Osman K. Mawardi. Mawardi died July 9, 2012.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2007-M201

The papers of Betty Hosmer Mawardi were given to the Schlesinger Library by Osman K. and Betty Hosmer Mawardi in 2007.

Processing Information

Processed: August 2019

By: Johanna Carll

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by the Jeannette Ward Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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