Guide to the Sara Frances Bragdon (1886-1957) Papers

Collection Title: Sara Frances Bragdon (1886-1957) Papers
Dates: 1898-1964
Identification: 31/6/22
Creator: Bragdon, Sara Frances, 1886-1957
Extent: 1 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: Sara Frances Bragdon graduated from Northwestern, Phi Beta Kappa, with a bachelor of arts degree in 1908. Bragdon's chief academic interests centered on Classic, French, and English Literature. Her papers are arranged in one half-size box and date between 1898 and 1964. Included are biographical materials relating largely to Bragdon's study at Northwestern University and an elocution journal, 1898-1912, consisting of both handwritten and typescript copies of poetry and prose works by American and English authors.
Acquisition Information: The Sara Frances Bragdon papers were donated to the University Archives by School of Speech Dean Roy Wood on October 18, 1978 (#78-107).
Processing Information: Margaret Faverty and Linda Wolf; February, 1986.
Conditions Governing Access: None.
Repository: Northwestern University Archives
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Biographical/Historical Information

Sara Frances Bragdon was born May 3, 1886, in Evanston, Illinois, the daughter of Merritt and Elizabeth (Byerly) Bragdon. She attended Evanston public schools and graduated from Evanston Township High School. In 1905 she entered Northwestern University, studying there for one year. After transferring to Lasell Seminary at Auburndale, Massachusetts, for the years 1903-1905, Bragdon returned to Northwestern. She graduated, Phi Beta Kappa, with a bachelor of arts degree in 1908. Bragdon's chief academic interests centered on Classic, French, and English Literature. She served, in 1909-1910 and again during the years 1916-1918, as an assistant in Northwestern's Romance Languages department.

Bragdon married Louis Caulton West, a member of Northwestern's class of 1905, on November 13, 1920. The couple had one daughter, Barbara. Bragdon died on May 10, 1957.

For related information, see also the Northwestern University Archives' biographical file on Merritt C. Bragdon and the Archives' Alumni Biographical File on Charles C. Bragdon (Series 51/2, Box 1, Class of 1865).

Scope and Content

The papers of Sara Frances Bragdon are arranged in one half-size box and date between 1898 and 1964. Included are biographical materials relating largely to Bragdon's study at Northwestern University and an elocution journal, 1898-1912, consisting of both handwritten and typescript copies of poetry and prose works by American and English authors.

Subjects

Corporate Name

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)--History

Personal Name

Bragdon, Sara Frances, 1886-1957

Subjects

Women college students--Illinois--Evanston


Container List / Contents

  • Biographical Materials, 1904, 1908, 1927, 1951, 1957, 1964Box 1, Folder 1
  • Elocution Journal, 1898-1912Box 1, Folder 2