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Honorary Degrees Awarded to Margaret Clapp: Smith, Northeastern, Mt. Holyoke, Boston University, Union College, N.Y., Brown University, Skidmore, Wheaton, 1949-1960

 File — Box: 9, Folder: {1}

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: Collection consists of the papers of Margaret Clapp (1910-1974), who was an alumna of the Class of 1930 and the eighth President of Wellesley College (1949-1966), dating from 1924 to 1974. Collection was compiled from President's Office files, Information Services biographical files and files of publications, and personal papers on Clapp's work, writings and travel donated by Lois Olds (Clapp's sister) and others. Consists of articles, catalogues, clippings, constitution, correspondence, degrees, itineraries, notebooks, photographs, recommendations, record book, research notes, training manual; covering Lady Doak College (Madurai, India), the United States Information Service (USIS), talks given by Margaret Clapp to Alumnae Groups, Wellesley College audiences (including Chapel Talks), and at other schools and universities, and research notes on the New Deal.


  • 1949-1960

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.


From the Collection: 3.6 Linear Feet (9 boxes)

Language of Materials