Myrtle Whitney Papers
Scope and Contents
The Myrtle Whitney Papers fill one half-width box and date from the period 1890-1892. The bulk of the papers consist of letters written by Whitney to her mother and grandparents during her time as a student at Northwestern University. The letters offer valuable insight into the life of a female student at the University near the turn of the 20th century. They document student living conditions (one letter includes her account of a gas lamp exploding in her dormitory), Whitney's financial difficulties, and her struggles to become accepted into a sorority. Also present in this collection are Whitney's matriculation record, a small volume of general biographical materials, and a journal ofexpenses from her time at Northwestern.
- Whitney, Myrtle Viola (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.
Language of Materials
The Myrtle Whitney Papers consist of the correspondence and personal papers of Northwestern University student Myrtle Viola Whitney. The collection depicts the life of a female Northwestern student in the 1890s.
The Myrtle Whitney papers are organized into: biogrpahical materials and financial records; and correspondence (in chronological order).
- Guide to the Myrtle Whitney Papers
- Garrett, Tim
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository
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