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Series II. Mary Ropes Cate, 1917-1929


Scope and Contents

From the Collection: Records of the Class of 1911, dating from 1906 to 1986, consisting of course material, event programs, publications, correspondence, photographs, news clippings, scrapbooks, songs, ballots for Class Officers, financial records, Secretary and Treasurer's reports, meeting minutes, class constitutions, diplomas, and memorabilia; concerning undergraduate activities, class meetings, reunions, class activities as alumnae; including biographical information on individual class members and letters of Helen Slagle McConnell and Ridie Guion. Of note are the papers of Mary Ropes Cate while a member of the Red Cross as part of the Wellesley Unit in France during World War I.


  • 1917-1929

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. To make an appointment to view materials, please contact the Archives staff by email at or by phone at (781) 283-3745.

Biographical / Historical

Mary Ropes Cate was from Salem, Massachusetts. After graduating from Wellesley she continued her studies at Salem North School from 1911-1912 and at Essex County Agricultural School from 1916-1918. She served as a member of the Red Cross as part of the Wellesley Unit in France during World War I in 1918; the unit remained in 1919 to aid with reconstruction. She was enrolled in Pierce Secretarial School (Boston, Massachusetts) from 1922-1924. In 1913 she worked as an assistant in Westminster High School (Westminster, Massachusetts). She later worked as a secretary.


From the Collection: 20 Linear Feet (17 boxes, 15 oversize)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Wellesley College Archives Repository