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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 999

Papers of Holly Williams Bundock, 1851-2019 (inclusive), 1924-2012 (bulk)


Correspondence, diaries, photographs and genealogical information of Holly Williams Bundock and her extended family.


  • 1851-2019
  • Majority of material found within 1924-2012


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Holly Williams Bundock 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. No material may be digitized and made available on the internet until January 1, 2034.


3.13 linear feet ((7+1/2 file boxes) plus 1 folio folder, 1 photograph folder)

Collection documents the history of Holly Williams Bundock's family and is mostly composed of correspondence between Holly Williams Bundock and her parents and siblings (1969-2012). This correspondence, primarily letters to Bundock, reflects her aging parent's and siblings' interests, travels, and activities, and discusses mutual family and friends. Bundock's nephew, Daniel Hotis Greeley, was born with significant health issues, and his medical care is discussed at length. Correspondence also reflects the relationship between Bundock and her parents and siblings, particularly their interest in her work, travels, and well-being following her divorce. The collection includes a birthday book, World War II scrapbook, and travel writings from trips throughout North America (1946-2005) of Bundock's mother, Carolyn Hotis Williams, as well as essays and writings by her father, Donald Hathaway Williams. In addition, the collection contains material documenting Bundock's extended family, including: photographs; genealogies and family records; diaries of great aunt Sarah Hillman Hotis (1937 and 1957); diary of grandmother Mattie Hathaway Williams (1894); and accounts of the military career and life of Bundock's great-grandfather Daniel Williams, edited by Carolyn Hotis Williams. Many of the folder titles were created by the archivist; original folder titles created by Bundock appear in quotation marks.


Holly Rose Williams Bundock was born in 1953 in Maryland, daughter of Donald Hathaway and Carolyn (Hotis) Williams. She had two younger sisters: Laurel Ann Williams Greeley (1956-2018) and Robin Hathaway Williams Smith (born 1958). Bundock attended George Washington University, where she earned a B.A. in Journalism and Art History in 1975. In 1979-1980, she did graduate work in Public Administration at Boston University. Bundock's marriage to Howard Bundock ended in divorce in 1988; in 1996 she married Charles Mack Shaver. From 1974-2009, Bundock was employed in various capacities by the National Park Service, including as a park ranger, acting superintendent, and public information officer in Washington, DC, Boston, Providence, San Francisco, and San Diego. Since 2010 she has worked as a public relations consultant.

Donald Hathaway Williams (1917-1998) served with the Marine Corps during World War II. He was a Dairy Industry Supply Association dairy technologist and president of the Cosmos Club. He married Carolyn Hotis Williams (1920-2015) in 1949. During World War II, Carolyn Hotis Williams ran a boarding house in Washington, DC, with her mother, Maria Hotis.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 2019-M77, 2019-M99

The papers of Holly Williams Bundock were given to the Schlesinger Library by Holly Williams Bundock in 2019.

Processing Information

Processed: February 2020

By: Paula Aloisio, with assistance from Molly Kirkpatrick.

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.

This finding aid provides a basic inventory and description of the Holly Williams Bundock papers. More extensive processing work may be undertaken in the future. This collection is minimally processed.

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by gifts from the Radcliffe College Class of 1957 Schlesinger Library Fund and the Gerard Schlesinger Library Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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