Northwestern

Mason, Claudine V. (1899-1993) Papers Edit

Summary

Identifier
30/10

Dates

  • 1917-1986 (Creation)

Extents

  • 2.00 Boxes (Whole)

Names

Notes

  • Abstract

    The Claudine Mason Papers are arranged in one and one half-size boxes and include biographical materials, files relating to Mason's formal education, and correspondence.
    The biographical materials include a few biographical sketches, clippings about Mason's speaking engagements and her appointment to and retirement from Northwestern, and desk calendars recording her family, social, and organizational activities in Evanston in the 1940s.
    The education files consist primarily of lecture notes from Mason's undergraduate study. These notes are foldered alphabetically according to academic discipline. Among her teachers were Ralph Heilman, Horace Secrist, and Frederick Deibler in economics; Franklin Bliss Snyder in English; William V. Pooley and Arthur Guy Terry in history; Delton T. Howard and Robert Gault in psychology; and William Locy in zoology.

  • Scope and Contents

    The Claudine Mason Papers are arranged in one and one half-size boxes and include biographical materials, files relating to Mason's formal education, and correspondence.

    The biographical materials include a few biographical sketches, clippings about Mason's speaking engagements and her appointment to and retirement from Northwestern, and desk calendars recording her family, social, and organizational activities in Evanston in the 1940s.

    The education files consist primarily of lecture notes from Mason's undergraduate study. These notes are foldered alphabetically according to academic discipline. Among her teachers were Ralph Heilman, Horace Secrist, and Frederick Deibler in economics; Franklin Bliss Snyder in English; William V. Pooley and Arthur Guy Terry in history; Delton T. Howard and Robert Gault in psychology; and William Locy in zoology.

    The correspondence highlights some of Mason's major interests, especially those relating to Northwestern. It is arranged chronologically within both general and topical categories. Most fully documented are Mason's activities on behalf of several groups within the University's Alumni Association and the Associate Alumni. The correspondence also reflects the considerable time and effort she devoted to the University's Perceptions Committee, Northwestern class of 1921 reunions, and Zonta, an organization of executive women.

  • Method of Acquisition

    The Claudine V. Mason papers were compiled from one accession and separations from two others. All of Accession #87-163, received on July 27, 1987, except for a few items transferred to Series 30/9, Records of the Dean of Women, and a few duplicate items which were discarded, has been incorporated in this series. Parts of Accession #88-97 (Claudine and Frank Mason papers, Series 55/26), received on May 3, 1988, and of Accession #87-157 (Records of the Dean of Women, Series 30/9), received on July 27, 1987, have been incorporated in this series. Mrs. Mason donated all three accessions to the Northwestern University Archives.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    None.

  • Separated Materials

    From Accession #87-163 - a small amount of material was transferred to Series 30/9, Records of the Dean of Women, Claudine V. Mason, and small amounts of extraneous and duplicate material were discarded. From Accession #88-97 - slightly more than half of this material has formed Series 55/26, Frank M. Mason papers; a small amount has been transferred to Series 30/9. From Accession #87-157 - several folders of material and miscellaneous items have been transferred to this Series.

  • Related Materials

    For additional biographical information see Series 30/9, Records of the Dean of Women, Claudine V. Mason, including a recorded (two cassettes) interview of Mrs. Mason by Richard W. Leopold done on July 16, 1986, and Series 55/26, the Frank Mason Papers.

  • Processing Information

    William K. Beatty, January-February, 1989.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    unspecified

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