Merelyn Lee Reeve papers, 1992-1999 Rauner Manuscript MS-861

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Title:

Merelyn Lee Reeve papers

Call Number:

Rauner Manuscript MS-861

Collection Dates:

1992-1999

Size of Collection:

1 linear ft., 2 boxes

Abstract:

Merelyn Lee Reeve (1922-2005), professor of speech. The collection contains drafts of her book "Women Present at Creation," as well as related correpondence, research material and photographs.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

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Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Merelyn Lee Reeve contain drafts of her book on the spouses of presidents of Dartmouth College entitled "Women Present at Creation." Correspondence related to the book, as well as research notes and photographs are also included.

Biography

Merelyn Lee Reeves was born on August 29, 1922 in Garden City, Kansas. She earned a bachelor's degree at Northwestern University, and her master's and Ph.D. degrees in speech at the University of Denver. She began her career at Dartmouth in 1974 after teaching several years at the University of Denver. At Dartmouth, she developed and taught a course on effective communications to more than 300 faculty and administrators. She was also the founding advisor of Cobra, the first secret society for women at Dartmouth. She authored several books, including The Speech Handbook for Teachers, A Time to Live, and Women Present at the Creation, which is about the wives of Dartmouth's presidents. Reeve hosted a weekly radio program broadcast from the Hanover Inn for the League of Women Voters called "Upper Valley Insight." She was active with the Hood Museum of Art and the Hopkins Center for the Arts, both at Dartmouth, and with the University Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill. She served on the board of the University of Denver's Library Association, and was a visiting professor at Cambridge University in Cambridge, England, and at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass. Reeve died on November 22, 2005.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, 1992-1999

Papers

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Chapter 1 (Wheelock) text and drafts, 1992-1999
  • Folder: 2, Chapter 1 Research notes and correspondence, 1992-1999
  • Folder: 3, Chapter 2 (Wheelock) text and drafts, 1992-1999
  • Folder: 4, Chapter 2 drafts, 1992-1999
  • Folder: 5, Chapter 2 Research notes and correspondence, 1992-1999
  • Folder: 6, Chapter 3 (Brown) text and drafts, 1992-1999
  • Folder: 7, Chapter 3 Research notes and correspondence, 1992-1999
  • Folder: 8, Chapter 4 (Tyler) text and drafts, 1992-1999
  • Folder: 9, Chapter 4 Research notes and correspondence, 1992-1999
  • Folder: 10, Chapter 5 (Lord) text and drafts, 1992-1999
  • Folder: 11, Chapter 5 Research notes and correspondence, 1992-1999
  • Folder: 12, Chapter 6 (Smith) text and drafts, 1992-1999
  • Folder: 13, Chapter 6 Research notes and correspondence, 1992-1999

Box: 2, 1992-1999

Papers

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Chapter 7 (Bartlett) text and drafts, 1992-1999
  • Folder: 2, Chapter 7 Research notes and correspondence, 1992-1999
  • Folder: 3, Chapter 8 (Tucker) text and drafts, 1992-1999
  • Folder: 4, Chapter 8 Research notes and correspondence, 1992-1999
  • Folder: 5, Chapter 9 (Nichols) draft, 1992-1999
  • Folder: 6, Chapter 9 Research notes, correspondence, photographs, 1992-1999
  • Folder: 7, Chapter 10 (Hopkins) drafts, 1992-1999
  • Folder: 8, Chapter 10 Research notes and correspondence, 1992-1999
  • Folder: 9, Chapter 10 Photographs, 1992-1999
  • Folder: 10, Chapter 11 (Dickey) drafts, 1992-1999
  • Folder: 11, Chapter 11 Research notes and correspondence, 1992-1999
  • Folder: 12, Chapter 12 (Kemeny) Research notes and correspondence, 1992-1999
  • Folder: 13, General research notes and correspondence, 1992-1999
  • Folder: 14, Faculty Women: Grace Bates, 1992-1999
  • Folder: 15, Faculty Women: Elizabeth French, 1992-1999
  • Folder: 16, Faculty Women: N. Koroton: Research and correspondence, 1992-1999
  • Folder: 17, Faculty Women: N. Koroton: Photographs from Vera Politis, 1992-1999
  • Folder: 18, Faculty Women: N. Koroton: Annotated photocopies from Vera Politis, 1992-1999
  • Folder: 19, Faculty Women: Lucille Smith, 1992-1999

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