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Rosemary Masters correspondence, 1958-1970.
1 box (0.42 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 0568 (LD 7096.6 1961 Cox)

Masters, Rosemary Cox, 1939- ; Lawyer. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1961. Papers consist chiefly of letters to her parents, concerning her activities at Mount Holyoke College and Harvard University Law School, her work as a lawyer, marriage to Jon J. Masters, life in New York City and birth of two children.

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South Hadley, MA

Biographical Note

Rosemary Cox was born on August 2, 1939. She graduated from Swarthmore High School in 1957, and Mount Holyoke College in 1961. She received an L.L.B. from Harvard Law School in 1964. On June 16, 1962 she married Jon Joseph Masters, also a student at Harvard Law School. They had a daughter, Brooke Alison, in 1967, and a son, Blake Edward, in 1970. She worked as the Administrative Diector of the Manhattan Bowery Project from 1967-1968. She also worked as a legal consultant at the Vera Institute of Justice in 1969.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Chiefly letters to her parents Reavis and Rachel Cox, concerning her activities as a Mount Holyoke College student, 1958-1961, and her subsequent studies at Harvard University Law School, work as a lawyer, marriage to Jon J. Masters, life in New York City and birth of two children.

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Rosemary Masters Correspondence, Mount Holyoke College, Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley, Massachusetts

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The following terms represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. Use these headings to search for additional materials on this web site, in the Five College Library Catalog, or in other library catalogs and databases.

  • Masters, Jon J. (Jon Joseph)
  • Masters, Rosemary, 1939-
  • Children.
  • College students - Massachusetts - Correspondence.
  • Family - United States - History - Sources.
  • Graduate students - Massachusetts - Correspondence.
  • Harvard Law School - Students.
  • Lawyers - New York (N.Y.) - Biography.
  • Marriage - United States - History - Sources.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Alumnae - Lawyers.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Criticism.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Curriculum - 1958-1961.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Faculty.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Religious life - 1958-1961.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Students.
  • New York (N.Y.) - Description and travel.
  • New York (N.Y.) - Social life and customs - Sources.
  • Women - Employment - United States - History - Sources.
  • Women - United States - Social conditions - Sources.
  • Women college students - Massachusetts - Correspondence.
  • Women graduate students - Massachusetts - Correspondence.
  • Women law students - Massachusetts - Correspondence.
  • Women lawyers - New York (N.Y.) - Biography.

  • Cox, Rachel Dunaway, 1904-
  • Cox, Reavis, 1900-
  • Cox, Rosemary D., Class of 1961.

Genre terms
  • Letters

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