Scope and Contents
Records of the Class of 1913, dating from 1903 to 1983, consisting of badges, course materials, correspondence, event programs, publications, photographs, scrapbooks, memorabilia, photo albums; concerning class activities as students and alumnae. Also includes Melrose Pitman's manuscript "Marco Polo Trek Eastward Retold" (circa 1977). Of note are the papers of Marian Rider Robinson, consisting of student materials from high school and Wellesley College, correspondence spanning decades, alumnae and reunion records, photographs and photo albums and scrapbooks, records from her career as a librarian, documents from when she and her family lived in Tientsin (also spelled Tianjin) in Northern China, -and including a record of her family’s activities kept from 1915 to 1950 in 6 volumes, titled “The Robinson Family Book.”
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Conditions Governing Use
The Wellesley College Archives welcomes researchers to use materials in the public domain, to make fair use of copyrighted materials as defined by copyright law, and to request permission to use works whose copyright is held by Wellesley College. All materials from the Archives, regardless of copyright status, should be attributed to the Wellesley College Archives, Library and Technology Services when cited, quoted, or reproduced.
Wellesley College, first named The Wellesley Female Seminary, was founded in 1870 by Henry and Pauline Durant. In 1875, 314 students enrolled as part of the first class. 18 of those women graduated in 1879.
21 Linear Feet (30 document boxes, 9 oversize boxes)
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