Guide to the Coolidge Family Papers SC0471

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Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, California, 94305
Repository email: speccollref@stanford.edu
1997

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Title: Coolidge Family papers
Identifier/Call Number: SC0471
Contributing Institution: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2.75 Linear feet
Date: Undated
creator: Coolidge family.

Scope and Contents Note

The Coolidge family papers consist of correspondence, journals, writings, genealogy, art work, and photographs of the Brown and Coolidge families. In addition to family letters and photographs, the collection includes the religious writings and radio talks of Harriett Brown Coolidge, 1936-1944; and scientific illustrations and art work of Louise Nash and her "journal letters" written during sketching trips, 1920s and 1930s. Of note among the family papers is the Brown family "newspaper," titled "Our Talk" or "Brown's Household Bulletin." They include sketches by Bolton C. Brown and Lousie Brown and Ellen Brown's account of a reception for University President Andrew White at Cornell (1882). The photograph album includes images of Harriett Brown Coolidge and her children Ruth and Coit, Agnes E. Brown, Mary Roberts Smith who married Dane Coolidge, Zaidee Brown and other librarians at Washington State College and at Long Beach public library, the Santa Barbara Truth Center, and several images of Stanford University taken by Ellen Coit Elliott.

Biographical Note

The Coolidge family papers were largely generated by five sisters: Agnes Elizabeth Brown, Zaidee Brown, Harriett Brown Coolidge, Ellen Coit Brown Elliott, and Louise Brown Nash; their brother Bolton Coit Brown is also represented in the papers. They were the children of Martha Coit Brown and the Rev. Edmund Woodward Brown of Burdett, New York.
The family's affiliation with Stanford University began in 1891 with the appointment of Orrin Leslie Elliott, Ellen Brown's husband, as Secretary and Registrar, and Bolton C. Brown's appointment as art professor. Louise Brown moved out to assist her sister Ellen at home during that first year; she later married Herbert Nash, Stanford's first librarian. She was the artist for the Hopkins Seaside Laboratory from 1893 to 1897 and did scientific illustrations for many faculty members.
Zaidee Brown was a member of the Stanford class of 1898, earning a degree in English. She was a professional librarian, serving in various positions around the country. Harriett Brown earned her bachelor's degree in English at Stanford in May of 1902; she married Herbert Coolidge, a Stanford student during the years 1899 to 1904, in 1904. She was for many years a leader and teacher at the Santa Barbara Truth Center. Agnes E. Brown, also known as Bessie, earned her bachelor's degree in English at Stanford in May of 1906. She was also a librarian.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], Coolidge Family Papers, SC 471, Stanford University Archives, Stanford, Calif.

Publication Rights:

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights are retained by the institution. For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.

Restrictions:

None.

Provenance:

Gift of Dave Coolidge, 1993

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Brown family.
Brown, Agnes Elizabeth.
Brown, Bolton, 1864-1936.
Brown, Edmund Woodward.
Brown, Zaidee M., ((Zaidee Mabel),), 1875-1950.
Coolidge, Harriett Brown.
Coolidge, Mary Roberts,, 1860-1945.
Cornell University. -- General subdivision--Presidents.;
Elliott, Ellen Coit.
Nash, Louise Brown.
Santa Barbara Truth Center..
Stanford University. -- Form subdivision--Photographs.;
White, Andrew Dickson,, 1832-1918.
Artists.
Families--History.--California
Families--History.--New York (State)
Illustrations.
Journals.
Librarians.
Photoprints.
Religious broadcasting--California.
Sermons.

Box 1, Folder 1

Brown, Agnes. Letters from the Parker family, 1927-1933

Box 1, Folder 2

Brown, Agnes. Letters from nieces and nephews

Box 1, Folder 3

Brown, Agnes. Letters from Gertrude Brown and Zaidee Brown

Box 1, Folder 4

Brown, Agnes. Letters to family, 1889-1899

Box 1, Folder 5

Brown, Agnes. Journal 1892

Box 1, Folder 6

Brown, Agnes. Sketches

Box 1, Folder 7

Brown, Agnes. Scrapbook of published work, 1920-1948

Box 1, Folder 8

Brown, Agnes. Scrapbook covers

Box 1, Folder 9

Brown, Bolton. The Painter's Palette and How to Master It. (two copies)

Box 1, Folder 10

Brown, Bolton. Publications by or about

Box 1, Folder 11

Brown, Edmund W. Letters written from Palo Alto and Stanford, 1896-1899

Box 1, Folder 12

Brown, Edmund W. Biographical notes on, by Ellen Coit Elliott

Box 1, Folder 13

Brown, Zaidee. Letters out, 1889-1891

Box 1, Folder 14

Brown, Zaidee. Letters out, 1892-1893

Box 1, Folder 15

Brown, Zaidee. Letters out, 1894-1897

Box 1, Folder 16

Brown, Zaidee. Letters out, 1901-1902

Box 1, Folder 17

Brown, Zaidee. Letters out, May 19, 1908

Box 1, Folder 18

Brown, Zaidee. Letter fragments

Box 1, Folder 19

Brown, Zaidee. Personal letters received, 1895-1902

Box 1, Folder 20

Brown, Zaidee. Letters and papers re her library work, 1908-1933

Box 1, Folder 21

Brown, Zaidee. Letters received at leaving Montclair College, 1941

Box 1, Folder 22

Brown, Zaidee. Published works

Box 1, Folder 23

Brown Family. "Our Talk," January 1879

Box 1, Folder 24

Brown Family. "Our Talk," February 1879

Box 1, Folder 25

Brown Family. "Brown's Household Bulletin," June 18, 1880

Box 1, Folder 26

Brown Family. "Our Talk," 1882

Box 1, Folder 27

Brown Family. Miscellaneous items

Box 2, Folder 1

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Pressed flower book (Herbarium and Plant Descriptions) with specimens from Burdett and Watkins, NY, 1895

Box 3, Folder 1

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Autobiography

Box 3, Folder 2

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Bible interpretation, 1941

Box 3, Folder 3

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Certificate of cremation, 1949

Box 3, Folder 4

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Letters to family, 1904, 1919, and undated

Box 3, Folder 5

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Letters out, 1944 (copies)

Box 3, Folder 6

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Letters from her son Coit, 1910, 1914

Box 3, Folder 7

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Letters from her mother, 1914-1915

Box 3, Folder 8

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Meditations, 1941

Box 3, Folder 9

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Miscellaneous religious writings

Box 3, Folder 10

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Poetry

Box 3, Folder 11

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Printed writings

Box 3, Folder 12

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, 1936-37

Box 3, Folder 13

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, 1939-40

Box 3, Folder 14

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, 1940 (notes for talks)

Box 3, Folder 15

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, 1941 schedule

Box 3, Folder 16

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, January 11, 1941

Box 3, Folder 17

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, March 2, 1941

Box 3, Folder 18

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, March 16, 1941

Box 3, Folder 19

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, March 23, 1941

Folder 20

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, March 30, 1941

Box 3, Folder 21

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, April 28, 1941

Box 3, Folder 22

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, May 6, 1941

Box 3, Folder 23

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, May 13, 1941

Box 3, Folder 24

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, May 20, 1941

Box 3, Folder 25

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, May 27, 1941

Box 3, Folder 26

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, June 3, 1941

Box 3, Folder 27

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, June 6, 1941

Box 3, Folder 28

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, June 17, 1941

Box 3, Folder 29

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, June 24, 1941

Box 3, Folder 30

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, July 1, 1941

Box 3, Folder 31

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, July 8, 1941

Box 3, Folder 32

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, July 15, 1941

Box 3, Folder 33

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, July 22, 1941

Box 3, Folder 34

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, July 29, 1941

Box 3, Folder 35

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, August 5, 1941

Box 3, Folder 36

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, August 12, 1941

Box 3, Folder 37

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, August 19, 1941

Box 3, Folder 38

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, August 26, 1941

Box 3, Folder 39

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, September 2, 1941

Box 3, Folder 40

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, September 8/9, 1941

Box 3, Folder 41

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, September 16, 1941

Box 3, Folder 42

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, September 23, 1941

Box 3, Folder 43

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, September 30, 1941

Box 3, Folder 44

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, September 1941 (5 talks)

Box 3, Folder 45

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, October 7, 1941

Box 3, Folder 46

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, October 14, 1941

Box 3, Folder 47

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, October 21, 1941

Box 3, Folder 48

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, October 28, 1941

Box 3, Folder 49

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, 1942

Box 4, Folder 1

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, January 1943

Box 4, Folder 2

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, February 1943

Box 4, Folder 3

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, March 1943

Box 4, Folder 4

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, May-September 1943

Box 4, Folder 5

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, 1944

Box 4, Folder 6

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Radio talks, fragments

Box 4, Folder 7

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. "Things to Be Remembered," 1939

Box 4, Folder 8

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. "Truth Primer of Young People"

Box 4, Folder 9

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Copy of Scribblers inscribed to HBC, 1941

Box 4, Folder 10

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Letters of sympathy on her death, 1949

Box 4, Folder 11

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Sympathy cards on her death, 1949

Box 4, Folder 12

Coolidge, Harriett Brown. Typescript of "A Woman's Experience in a Railroad Outfit," as told by Mrs. Tom Andrews

Box 4, Folder 13

Coolidge, Ruth. Miscellaneous papers

Box 4, Folder 14

Coolidge Family. Miscellaneous items

Box 4, Folder 15

Elliott, Ellen C. Letters written during European trips, 1922, 1925, 1926

Box 4, Folder 16

Elliott, Ellen C. Letter about her mother's last days, 1920

Box 4, Folder 17

Elliott, Ellen C. Poem in The Lyric West, 1923

Box 5, Folder 1

Nash, Louise. Art work

Box 5, Folder 2

Nash, Louise. Art work

Box 5, Folder 3

Nash, Louise. Clippings

Box 5, Folder 4

Nash, Louise. Drawings of fish and skulls

Box 5, Folder 5

Nash, Louise. Drawings, scientific, published

Box 5, Folder 6

Nash, Louise. Drawings, scientific, scrapbook

Box 5, Folder 7

Nash, Louise. Exhibition at Stanford Art Gallery (description)

Box 5, Folder 8

Nash, Louise. Journal, 1877

Box 5, Folder 9

Nash, Louise. Journal, 1906-1943

Box 5, Folder 10

Nash, Louise. Journal letter, February-March, 1935

Box 5, Folder 11

Nash, Louise. Journal letter, Massachusetts, July, 1928

Box 5, Folder 12

Nash, Louise. Journal letter, New Hampshire, no date

Box 5, Folder 13

Nash, Louise. Journal letter, Palm Springs and Colorado, no date (missing pages)

Box 5, Folder 14

Nash, Louise. Journal letter, fragments

Box 5, Folder 15

Nash, Louise. Letters to Bess, 1934-1945

Box 5, Folder 16

Nash, Louise. Letters to family, 1886, 1891

Box 5, Folder 17

Nash, Louise. Letters to Christian Science Monitor

Box 5, Folder 18

Nash, Louise. Letter fragments

Box 5, Folder 19

Nash, Louise. Letter received

Box 5, Folder 20

Nash, Louise. Memories of sketching trips (damaged)

Box 5, Folder 21

Nash, Louise. Notebook "About Morning" compiled by Bess for Louise, July, 1943

Box 5, Folder 22

Nash, Louise. Professional papers

Box 6, Folder 1

Genealogy. Caulkins colonial family

Box 6, Folder 2

Genealogy. Coit family

Box 6, Folder 3

Genealogy. Copies of family documents

Box 6, Folder 4

Genealogy. Miscellaneous items

Box 6, Folder 5

Genealogy. North family

Box 6, Folder 6

Genealogy. Notes from E.F. Brown's research

Box 6, Folder 7

Genealogy. Woodward line

Box 6, Folder 8

Genealogy. Woodward line

Box 6, Folder NF

Miscellaneous publications

Box 7, Folder 1

Photographs. Album

Box 7, Folder 2

Photographs. Agnes E. Brown

Box 7, Folder 3

Photographs. Agnes E. Brown and Charles Story at Monterey, 1899

Box 7, Folder 4

Photographs. Elizabeth Coit Brown; Mary R. Brown

Box 7, Folder 5

Photographs. Mildred Brown

Box 7, Folder 6

Photographs. Brown sisters as young women (Elizabeth, Agnes, Harriett, Gertrude)

Box 7, Folder 7

Photographs. Harriett B. Coolidge

Box 7, Folder 8

Photographs. Postcards (mostly of Susanville, CA, and Watkins Glen, NY)

Box 7, Folder 9

Photographs. Stanford University arboretum, 1900

Box 7, Folder 10

Photographs. Unidentified tintype and miscellaneous photographs

Box OS env

Nash, Louise. Art work