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Guide to the Coolidge Family Papers
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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.
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.
2.75 Linear feet
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.