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Eleanore Myers Jewett Scrapbook

Identifier: BC15-14

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The collection contains scrapbooks, notebooks, clippings, personal notes, and manuscripts belonging to Eleanore Myers Jewett. Scrapbooks provide detailed records of Jewett’s time at Barnard, and contain handwritten, comprehensive schedules of Jewett’s days, as well as newspaper clippings, programs, and correspondence relevant to her activities. The scrapbooks also contain black and white candid photographs, cyanotypes, class songs, booklets from both opening exercises and commencement, descriptions of outfits/costumes worn for Barnard events, and records of the changing mottos/songs of the class of 1912.

Also included in the collection are Jewett’s poetry and short stories, and copies of her published work Felicity Finds a Way, and work included in St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls.


  • Creation: 1903 - 1968


This collection has no restrictions.

Publication Rights

Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Barnard College Archives. The Barnard College Archives approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Reproduction Restrictions

Photocopies or scans may be made for research purposes.


Eleanore Myers Jewett was born April 4th, 1890. She began attending Barnard as a commuter student in 1908, and was very active in both academic and extracurricular areas of Barnard life, working as a staff writer on the Barnard Bulletin and editing theMortarboard for the class of 1912. Jewett graduated from Barnard in 1912 with a degree in Medieval English. She also obtained a Masters degree from Columbia University’s School of Philosophy in Medieval Comparative Literature. She was a prolific writer, and went on to publish numerous children’s books, stories, and poetry. She passed away on March 30th, 1967.


8.25 Linear Feet (8 document boxes, 4 oversize boxes)




This collection consists of the scrapbooks and writings of Barnard College alumna Eleanore Myers Jewett.

Collection Arrangement

The collection is arranged into three series:
Series 1, Personal papers, 1903 - undated
Series 1 contains notebooks, manuscripts, and clippings of work by Eleanore Myers Jewett.

Series 2, Scrapbooks, 1908 - 1912
Scrapbooks in Series 2 are arranged chronologically in four bound volumes; each volume corresponds to a single academic year.

Series 3, Published Works, 1912 - 1952
Series 3 contains copies of St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, which contains Jewett’s work, her book Felicity Finds a Way, and an annotated copy of the 1912 Mortarboard.

Physical Location

This collection is located in the Barnard Archives and Special Collections, Barnard Library. To use this collection, please contact the Barnard Archives and Special Collections at 212.854.4079 or

Acqusition Information

Portions of the collection donated in two donations one made by Jane Stickler and another by David L. Gosda, 2010.


No additions are expected.

Alternative Forms of Material

Digital surrogates of BC15.14 are available online at:

Processing History

This collection was processed and the finding aid written by Dinah Handel, July 2015.

Finding Aid updated by Cristina Fontánez Rodríguez in October, 2017.

Descriptive Rules Used: Finding aid adheres to that prescribed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Encoding: Machine readable finding aid encoded in EAD 2002.

Finding aid written in English.

Guide to Eleanore Myers Jewett Scrapbook
In Progress
Dinah Handel
© 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

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