Stifler, Susan Reed,
Manuscript Collection: MS 0590
Agency History/Biographical note:
Susan Martha Reed was born on August 16, 1884 in Roxbury,
Massachusetts to Martha Dudman and John R. Reed. Her sister Edith H.
Smith graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1901. Susan Stifler
graduated from Mount Holyoke in 1907. She then received an M.A and a
PhD from the University of Illinois in 1908 and 1913, respectively.
While studying there, she also taught history. In 1913 she became
chair of the History Department at Lake Erie College. In 1915 she
married William Warren Stifler, and they departed for China, where he
worked. After their return to the United States she worked part time
at Mount Holyoke from 1926 until 1934. Susan Reed Stifler died on
August 2, 1987, in Pleasant Hill, Tennessee.
Scope and Content:
The Susan Reed Stifler Papers contain correspondence, 1907-1984;
diaries, 1906-1927; writings, 1904-1935; and photographs, 1907-1972.
The letters are written to her husband, William Warren Stifler, and
other relatives while living in Peking and Peitaiho, China,
principally discussing domestic and family matters and her social
activities. The writings include an English notebook, 1904-1905, and
a few published articles written by Stifler. The photographs include
some of family members, as well as many pictures taken in China.
Cite as: Susan Reed Stifler Papers, Mount Holyoke College,
Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley,
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted