COLLECTION GUIDES

1862-1993

Offsite Storage Inventory

Restrictions on Access

The bulk of the Howard L. Stebbins papers are stored offsite and must be requested at least one business day in advance. Contact the Library at library@masshist.org or (617) 536-1608 to request materials. Please discuss your request with the reading room staff before requesting cartons by barcode.

This collection is UNPROCESSED and closed to researchers pending processing.


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of the papers of Howard L. Stebbins, longtime librarian of Boston's Social Law Library, including family papers, personal papers, diaries, photographs, accounts, scrapbooks, and printed materials.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Richard P. Stebbins, April 1994, 1997.

Restrictions on Access

The bulk of the Howard L. Stebbins papers are stored offsite and must be requested at least one business day in advance. Contact the Library at library@masshist.org or (617) 536-1608 to request materials. Please discuss your request with the reading room staff before requesting cartons by barcode.

This collection is UNPROCESSED and closed to researchers pending processing.

Summary Description of the Collection

Materials Stored Offsite

Carton 1SH 13DU 6
Family background papers
Carton 1SH 13DU 6
Personal papers of Howard L. Stebbins
Carton 1SH 13DU 6
Envelope of additional correspondence, received 21 June 1997
Carton 2SH 13DV 7
Mary Stebbins Diaries
Carton 2SH 13DV 7
Photographs box
Carton 2SH 13DV 7
Financial summaries
Carton 2SH 13DV 7
Diaries, 1913-1922
Carton 2SH 13DV 7
So Hard the Stones: Lucy Poate Stebbins and her Life in Literature
Carton 2SH 13DV 7
Funeral booklet, 1979
Carton 2SH 13DV 7
Small box of Daguerreotypes
Carton 2SH 13DV 7
Framed childhood portrait of Howard L. Stebbins
Carton 2SH 13DV 7
Adult photo of Henry S. Wright
Carton 3SH 13DW 8
6 Scrapbooks

Materials Stored Onsite

The following materials are stored onsite at Ms. N-383 (oversize)

Oversize box of diplomas and large photographs

Oversize scrapbook

Preferred Citation

Howard L. Stebbins papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in ABIGAIL, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.

Persons:

Stebbins, Lucy Poate, 1886-1958.
Stebbins family--Genealogy.
Stebbins, Mary Wright, 1845-1919.
Stebbins, Richard Poate, 1913-.

Organizations:

Social Law Library (Boston, Mass.).

Subjects:

Librarians--Massachusetts--Boston.
Family history--1850-1899.
Family history--1900-1949.
Scrapbooks--1903-1949.
Diaries--1862, 1870.
Women's diaries.