Lucy A. Morse Collection
Scope and Contents
Lucy A. Morse donated this collection to Wheaton College in 1942 in memory of her mother who graduated from Wheaton in 1850. The collection began with Lucy Morse’s gift to Wheaton College of shoes and scrapbooks, but since then others have added to her initial donation. Individuals including Emily Hartwell, Amy White Howland, Mrs. Holcombe Austin, Marjorie G. Jones, Mrs. Margi Gayle, Mrs. Phillips Boggs, Kate Upson Clark, and Laura Povey have donated shoes to the SHOE series and the cards, bookmarks, and postcards were purchased by Zephorene Stickney in 1998 and 2000 from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England.
This collection has transformed into less a compellation of Morse’s donations and more a compellation of accumulated shoes and information about fashion. The collection also lacks background information of Lucy Morse’s initial gift as well as biographical information on her and her life.
This collection is made up of four series: SHOE INFORMATION, SCRAPBOOKS, COSTUMES, and SHOES.
5.3 Cubic Feet (3.5 archival boxes 27 object boxes)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Processed by: Madeleine Goldsmith, W'12, November 2008
Encoded using Archivist Toolkit by: Megan Wheaton-Book, Assistant Archivist and Hanna Juergens, W13, July, 2012
Encoding edited by: Megan Wheaton-Book, Assistant Archivist, September, 2012
- Inventory of the Lucy A. Morse Collection
- Madeleine Goldsmith, W'12
- June 1, 2010
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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