Helen Rochester Rogers Papers

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Helen Rochester Rogers papers
Creator: Rogers, Helen Rochester, 1882-1964
Call Number: A.R723
Dates: 1910-1953
Physical Description: 2 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Helen Rochester Rogers papers
Creator: Rogers, Helen Rochester, 1882-1964
Call Number: A.R723
Dates: 1910-1953
Physical Description: 2 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Helen Rochester Rogers was born on October 7, 1882, the great-granddaughter of Colonel Nathaniel Rochester, founder of the City of Rochester. A graduate of Smith College, 1905, she took an active interest in the city, giving assistance to such organizations as the Lewis Street Settlement, which she helped to found in 1907, and the Society for the Preservation of Landmarks in Western New York. During the First World War, Miss Rogers volunteered for service in England and worked in London catering for the American Expeditionary Force. During this period she became acquainted with several English literary figures, notably John Masefield, who wrote to her over a long period of years, visited her in Rochester and remained a good friend until her death on May 6, 1964.

Scope and Content
The collection includes sixty-six letters from John Masefield, several photographs, sketches and memorabilia; twenty-one letters from Sir John C. Squire; twelve letters from Paul Horgan; eight letters from Claude Bragdon and others from such people as Sir Hamilton Harty, Dame Myra Hess and Hugh Walpole.

Subject(s):
English literature
Correspondence
Rogers, Helen Rochester, 1882-1964
Masefield, John, 1878-1967
Bragdon, Claude Fayette, 1866-1946
Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995
Squire, John Collings, Sir, 1884-1958
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was presented as a memorial to Helen Rochester Rogers by her sister, Mrs. Joseph Roby, and other members of her family; it was received on July 21, 1969, and September 23, 1969.Access
The Helen Rochester Rogers papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Helen Rochester Rogers papers, A.R723, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Correspondence, April 16, 1918-May 16, 1918
Box 1, Folder 2Correspondence, May 17, 1918-July 15, 1918
Box 1, Folder 3Correspondence, July 16, 1918-July 1, 1919
Box 1, Folder 4Correspondence, July 7, 1919-July 2, 1926
Box 1, Folder 5Correspondence, July 3, 1926-July 4, 1927
Box 1, Folder 6Correspondence, July 5, 1927-July 4, 1928
Box 1, Folder 7Correspondence, July 5, 1928-February 24, 1949
Box 1, Folder 8Correspondence, undated
Box 1, Folder 9Photographs from John Masefield
Box 1, Folder 10Advertisements for John Masefield's books
Box 1, Folder 11Masefield memorabilia
Box 1, Folder 12Claude Bragdon correspondence, November 13, 1920-January 27, 1943
Box 1, Folder 13Correspondence from: Margaret Chanler, M. Clement, Madelon and Albert Coates, Nellie Crankshaw, Daniel Ericourt, Susan Ertz and Eugene Goossens [?]
Box 1, Folder 14Correspondence from: Leland Hall, Sir Hamilton Harty, Dame Myra Hess and Helen Hollister
Box 1, Folder 15Paul Horgan correspondence, March 10, 1926-December 10, 1927
Box 1, Folder 16Paul Horgan correspondence, July 3, 1928-December 30, 1949
Box 1, Folder 17Christmas greetings from Paul Horgan, 1926-1934, 1950
Box 1, Folder 18Correspondence from Percy MacKaye, D.S. Mirsky, "Natasha", Francis Perkins, S.K. Ratcliffe and Lucile Rosenbloom [?]
Box 1, Folder 19J.C. Squire correspondence, February 15, 1921-March 14, 1922
Box 1, Folder 20J.C. Squire correspondence, May 2, 1923-June 26, 1928
Box 1, Folder 21J.C. Squire correspondence, June 6, 1932-March 22, 1949
Box 2, Folder 1Correspondence from: Fletcher Steele. Christmas greetings and postcards from Prentiss Taylor
Box 2, Folder 2Correspondence from: Charles E. Thomson, Randall Thompson, Virgil Thomson and Hugh Walpole
Box 2, Folder 3Articles and letters written by Helen Rochester Rogers
Letter co-signed by Helen Rochester Rogers on behalf of YMCA, October 18, 1918
Printed pamphlet "The Night Patrol", 1920
Removed: catalogued in Rare Book Pamphlet file

Typed letter to Miss Lueders
Carbon copies of typescript letter
Box 2, Folder 4Miscellaneous correspondence from Breckenridge, Shaw, and Squire (Not to Helen Rochester Rodgers)
Typed copy of a letter by G. Bernard Shaw to "Dear Sir"
Typed, 3 leaf tribute to Mrs. Bertha L. Bolton signed by J. C. Squire
Letters from Mary Breckinridge, introducing Helen Rochester Rogers
Box 2, Folder 5Miscellaneous: recipe, notice of MTG, poems
Mimeographed note on a Dante Circle Meeting in Cutler Union, January 1943
Typed leaves of poems by Albert Samain and Julian Grenfell
Extract from "Crosby Gaige's Cocktail Guide and Ladies' Companion" on Okolehao Punch
Box 2, Folder 6Miscellaneous: Syllabi & time tables of Oxford recitations
Official time table of the Oxford recitations, 1925
Official syllabus of the Oxford recitations, 1926
Official syllabus of the Oxford recitations, 1927
Official time table of the Oxford recitations, 1927
Official syllabus of the Oxford recitations, 1925
Box 2, Folder 7Newspaper clippings
The Oxford recitations
J. C. Squire, 1921
"Foreign Affairs", December 30, 1926
Paul Horgan's "Fault of Angels", August 27, 1933
Note for a letter to Mr. Wild mentioning Sir John Squire
Note on train arrivals and departures from Paddington to Oxford
Postcard from Lois of J.H. Newman
Advertisement for poems and play by Langston Hughes with lithographs by Prentiss Taylor
Advertisement for Foreign Affairs
Printed advertisement autographed by William R. Steinway
Box 2, Folder 8Miscellaneous
Box 2, Folder 9Typescript of short story "Sinfonietta Americana" and poems by Paul Horgan


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