Gleason Leonard Archer Personal Papers, 1790-1999 (MS108)

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Gleason Leonard Archer Personal Papers, 1790-1999 (MS108)

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The Gleason Leonard Archer Personal Papers document the personal and professional activities of Suffolk University’s founder. In addition to being an educator, Archer was also a prolific writer and popular radio broadcaster. The collection include manuscripts and typescripts of his published works, journals, speeches, and radio addresses; correspondence; biographical information; genealogy records; photographs; and personal artifacts. The collection also includes family papers, documenting the personal and business activities of members of Archer’s immediate and extended family through account books, contracts, correspondence and photographs.

A finding aid is available which describes and inventories this collection: http://www.suffolk.edu/documents/MoakleyArchive/ms108_findingaid.pdf

Items in the Gleason Leonard Archer Personal Papers, 1790-1999 (MS108) Collection

Letter from Joseph F. Cercovich to Gleason Archer
Letter from Joseph F. Cercovich to Gleason Archer requesting two copies of On the Cuff, March 1, 1970.

Black and white, silent motion picture recording of a fishing trip made by Gleason L. Archer, including shots of Archer and friends gathered on the dock, riding in the fishing boat (possibly Archer's fishing boat "The Queen Bess"), and back on the…

Includes a copy of The Ancestors and Descendants of Elisha Pratt of Turner, Maine by Francis H. Russel, 1963

Archer Family formal portrait
Pictured left to right: Gleason L. Archer, Jr., Marian Archer, Allan Archer, Gleason L. Archer, Elizabeth Archer

Maria and Harry Snyder playing checkers
Written on back of photograph: "Maria & Harry Snyder played checkers daily except on Sundays"

Maria Snyder, Marian Osgood, Justine Connor, Elizabeth Archer
Written on back of photograph: "Maria Snyder & 3 daughters, Marian Osgood, Justine Connor, Elizabeth Archer"

Marian Archer, Elizabeth Archer, Henry S. Snyder, Maria L. Snyder
Written on back of photograph: "boiling spring near cabin, Norwell"

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