Guide to the Helen Morris Hadley Papers, [ca. 1880]-1928
Table of Contents
- Collection Summary
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Subject Headings
- Administrative Information
- Access and Use
- Encoding Information
- Container List
|Repository:||Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries|
|Creator:||Hadley, Helen Morris, 1863-1939|
|Title:||Helen Morris Hadley Papers|
|Quantity:||0.4 cubic ft. (2 boxes)|
|Abstract:||Material related to Hadley's time as a Vassar College student, alumna and trustee. Also contain materials related to the 1906-1907 controversy over dividing the History Department.|
|Forms of Materials:||Financial material, correspondence, speeches, and notes.|
Helen Harrison Morris Hadley (VC 1883) was the daughter of Luzon B. Morris, governor of Connecticut from 1894-1896. She was born in 1863 and later attended Vassar College, graduating with the class of 1883. In 1904 she was elected an Alumnae Trustee and was a member of the board for three terms totaling seventeen years. Mrs. Hadley served on several committees, notably the Committee on Euthenics and the Executive Committee. She was married to Arthur Twining Hadley, a political economist who was president of Yale from 1899-1921. Their son, Morris, and his wife, Katharine Blodgett Hadley, also served as trustees of Vassar. Mrs. Hadley's sister, Mary Morris Pratt, was also deeply involved with the college; and her son, Richardson Pratt, was a trustee. Mrs. Hadley's interest was not confined to her alma mater; her service to Yale was recognized in 1935, when she was awarded the honorary degree of Master of Arts, and in 1959, a graduate women's dormitory was named for her. She died on 31 Mar 1939.
Bills and accounts from her student days at Vassar and from subsequent reunions; and correspondence, speeches, and notes concerning her service at Vassar, ca. 1903-1927, including letters from Presidents Taylor and MacCracken; her Alumnae Association activities, 1913-1919; the Vassar budget, 1918-1928; and the controversy over dividing the Vassar History Dept., 1906-1907.
This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.
- MacCracken, H. N. (Henry Noble), b. 1880
- Taylor, James Monroe, 1848-1916
- Vassar College -- Alumni and alumnae
- Vassar College -- Students
- Vassar College. Alumnae Association
- Vassar College. Board of Trustees
- Vassar College. History Dept
- Women -- Education
- Women's colleges -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie
Encoded by Elizabeth Clarke, August 2007.
Updated by Jason Kovari, March 2009.
Helen Morris Hadley Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.
Original processing date unknown.
|Folder 1.1||Vassar. Includes statement about charter|
|Folder 1.2||Bills and accounts while a student at Vassar and for reunion activities|
|Folder 1.3||Letters from President Taylor, ca. 1905-1910|
|Folder 1.4||Letters from President MacCracken, 1915-1927|
|Folder 1.5||Other Vassar correspondence, ca. 1903-1920|
|Folder 1.6||V.C. Board of Trustees|
|Folder 1.7||V.C. Board of Trustees - Committees|
|Folders 1.8||V.C. Budget, 1918-1928|
|Folders 2.9||V.C. Budget, 1918-1928|
|Folder 2.10||Alumnae Association of Vassar College, 1918-1919|
|Folder 2.11||Provisional Alumnae Council, 1913-1917|
|Folder 2.12||World War I activities at V.C. and in Connecticut|
|Folder 2.13||V.C. History Department - Controversy about dividing department, 1906-1907|
|Folder 2.14||Association of Collegiate Alumnae|
|Folder 2.15||Speeches and notes|
|Folder 2.16||Non-Vassar correspondence|