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Helen MacLachlan papers, 1880-1980

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0828
Bib ID 4079071 View CLIO record
Creator(s) MacLachlan, Helen, 1896-1983
Title Helen MacLachlan papers, 1880-1980
Physical Description 17 boxes (17 boxes, 6 oversize items)
Language(s) English .
Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 8-17. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged remainder listed and arranged.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, photographs, and memorabilia of Helen May MacLachlan. There are 570 letters from John Masefield and his wife to James Alexander MacLachlan, his wife Mary, and their children Howard James and Helen, 1916-1966, autograph poetry manuscripts, drawings, clippings, and 43 books presented by Masefield to Helen MacLachlan. Also, correspondence about the Theodore Roosevelt Association from Horace Marden Albright, Ethel Roosevelt Derby, Hermann Hagedorn, and others as well as correspondence from personal friends; and photographs of the MacLachlan family and friends.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 8-17. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Helen MacLachlan papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Selected Related Material-- at Columbia

John Masefield Papers, Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

The original printed finding aid was converted into an EAD document in October 2020. There is additional description in the printed finding aid that was not included in the EAD document, specifically a list of letters from John Masefield, primarily to Helen MacLachlan. The list from the original printed finding aid is available here as a pdf.

Revision Description

2020-10-15 EAD document created by CCR.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Autographs (manuscripts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Albright, Horace M (Horace Marden), 1890-1987 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Derby, Ethel Roosevelt Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
English poetry -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Families -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
MacLachlan family Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
MacLachlan, Howard James Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
MacLachlan, James Alexander Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
MacLachlan, Mary Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Masefield, John, 1878-1967 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets laureate -- England Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theodore Roosevelt Association Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Curator of the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace in New York City. MacLachlan (Barnard College A.B., 1918) was a lifelong friend of the English Poet Laureate John Masefield (1878-1967). She was the daughter of James Alexander MacLachlan and Mary MacLachlan; her brother was Howard James MacLachlan (Columbia Unviersity A.B., 1916; LL.B., 1918).