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M. Helen MacCoy papers


Held at: Bryn Mawr College [Contact Us]Bryn Mawr College Library, 101 N. Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr 19010

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Bryn Mawr College. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Mary Helen MacCoy grew up in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. She was prepared at Miss Florence Baldwin's School in Bryn Mawr. She attended Bryn Mawr College from 1896-1900, majoring in History and Political Science.

The M. Helen MacCoy papers house documents related to the travel of Mary Helen MacCoy (Bryn Mawr A.B. 1900) and other members of her family in Europe. The bulk of the material in the collection is from between 1900 and 1928.

The collection is housed in one document case containing 12 folders.

Folder 1 contains song sheets: the 1900 Class Song (which differs from that published in Songs of Bryn Mawr College); '99 to 1900, words by Cora Hardy; "Oral" songs '98; and many others. Folders 2-7, and 10-12 are all related to MacCoy's travels or her family's travels. Folder 2 contains outgoing correspondence, 1928, which records European travel, with the emphasis almost entirely on tourist sights. There is special comment made on Hans Christian Andersen shrines. This folder also includes photographs and postcards. Folders 3-4 contain incoming correspondence from 1928-29. There are letters from family members in school and/or travelling in Europe. Folder 5 contains guidebooks. Folder 6 contains a photograph album with photos from a summer vacation with family and friends in Maine. Folder 7 contains photographs and postcards from Europe, circa 1928. Folders 10-12 contain Marjorie MacCoy's travel diary from 1912-1913, which covers travel in Germany, France, Italy, etc. and includes photographs and postcards. Helen MacCoy accompanied Marjorie on this trip. It should be noted that Helen and Marjorie's relationship is not identified. Folder 8 contains programs and leaflets. Folder 9 contains a juvenile story of Marjorie MacCoy.

This collection would be of interest to those interested in travel, especially European travel during the 1920s. The photographs in this collection may be especially helpful in enriching the descriptions in the correspondence.

Bryn Mawr College
Finding Aid Author
Cassidy Gruber Baruth
Finding Aid Date
2018 March 19
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The collection is open for research.

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