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Maude Bushnell Green papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00187

Scope and Contents

Papers contain primarily family correspondence and diaries. Correspondence includes letters to and from her mother, Hattie, and her husband, Clarence, and correspondence and memorabilia from her sons and memorabilia while at Amherst College and Harvard, circa 1930s. The diaries fall into three categories: general diaries from 1900-1905 and 1931-39. Green and her family were avid travelers and there are 19 travel diaries describing trips to Europe, Australia, New Zealand and around the world, as well as the United States, dating from 1925-1955. In addition, there are diaries, an almanac, notes and accounts for Faraway Farm, Pomfret Center, Connecticut, 1941-1972, a farm the Greens bought in 1941, which became their permanent home early in WWII. Memorabilia consists of a "Literary Weekly" edited by Maude Bushnell in 1902, a notebook of her earnings from 1937-1951, and miscellaneous school material of Murray and Frederick Green.

Dates of Materials

  • 1900-1978


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

To the extent that they own copyright, Murray H. Green has assigned the copyright of Maude Bushnell Green works to Smith College; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Maude Bushnell Green, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Biographical / Historical

Born in Brooklyn, New York, daughter of Hattie Edna Galinger and Frederick Johnson Bushnell. She earned her A.B. from Smith College in 1910 and was a high school history teacher in New York City, 1910-11. Married Clarence Green, 1911, and had 2 sons, Frederick B. and Murray H. Green, both Amherst College graduates, and Brooklyn Law School and Harvard Business Schools, respectively. Maude Bushnell Green bought "Faraway Farm" in Pomfret Center, Connecticut in 1941 and lived there from World War II until 1972. She traveled extensively. She died on February 22, 1984.


2.208 linear feet (6 containers)

Language of Materials



Teacher, history; Traveler; Farmer. Papers contain correspondence with her mother and husband; correspondence and memorabilia from her sons and memorabilia while at Amherst College and Harvard, circa 1930s; travel diaries describe trips around the world, and in Europe, the U.S., Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand (circa 1920s-70s); and records from "Faraway Farm" (Pomfret Center, Connecticut).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Murray H. Green in 1985.


Finding aid to the Maude Bushnell Green papers.
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Susan Boone
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:14-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2019-07-09: Typewritten inventory added and collection level record updated to conform to current standards.

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063