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Daggett-Couey family papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 767

Scope and Contents

The Daggett-Couey Family Papers consists of material created by and relating to Elizabeth Daggett Couey, her father O. W. Daggett, and her husband Fred Couey. The family papers were compiled in part or whole by Elizabeth's and Fred's daughter, Sylvia Couey Turner.

The collection contains photographs of members of the Daggett and Couey families, including a tintype and a daguerreotype by unidentified photographers, as well as prints, portraits, and snapshots. Papers relating to O. W. Daggett include family letters; typescripts and clippings of stories written by O.W. Daggett for The Holy Cross Trail newspaper, as well as copies of the newspaper dating from 1932 to 1940; and printing blocks used in reproducing illustrations for the newspaper. Papers relating to Elizabeth Daggett Couey include school and teaching material; correspondence with friends and family; baby books for the Daggett sisters and Paul Couey; material relating to her work with the League of Women Voters during the 1940s and Alabama Council on Human Rights during the 1950s; and other material documenting aspects of her personal and professional life. Papers relating to Fred Couey include writings, correspondence, and certificates and diplomas.

Dates

  • 1845 - 1999
  • Majority of material found within 1864 - 1976

Creator

Language

English

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Daggett-Couey Family Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Sylvia C. Turner on the William Robertson Coe Fund, 2007.

Arrangement

Organized into three series: I. Photographs, circa 1845, 1864-1960s. II. O. W. Daggett Papers, 1903-1976. III. Elizabeth Daggett Couey Papers, 1900-1976, 1999.

Associated Materials

Daggett Family Papers. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

Extent

4 Linear Feet (11 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.daggettcouey

Overview

The Daggett-Couey Family Papers consists of material created by and relating to Elizabeth Daggett Couey, her father O. W. Daggett, and her husband Fred Couey. The family papers were compiled in part or whole by Elizabeth's and Fred's daughter, Sylvia Couey Turner.

O. W. Daggett (1861-1942)

O. W. (Orion Wainwright) Daggett was the great-great-grandson of Naphtali Daggett, who was Livingston Professor of Divinity at Yale (1755-1780) and president of Yale (1766-1777). He married Harriet Dravo Patterson (1873-1940) in 1904, and they had four daughters: Elizabeth Patterson, Eleanor Dravo, Harriette Brittain, and Emma Lou. O. W. Daggett owned and wrote stories for the newspaper The Holy Cross Trail, which was published in Red Cliff, Colorado from 1922 to 1941.
Elizabeth Daggett Couey (1904-1971) Elizabeth Patterson Daggett Couey, the eldest daughter of O. W. Daggett and Harriet Dravo Patterson Daggett, was born and raised in Red Cliff, Colorado. She married Fred Couey (1908-1964) in 1932, and they had one son, Paul, who died in infancy, and two daughters, Syliva and Cynthia. Fred Couey was an author, psychologist and professor at Pace University. Elizabeth Daggett Couey was a teacher at Eastern Montana Normal School from circa 1927 to 1931, worked as an educational consultant, and later in life was assistant dean of students at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

The collection received preliminary processing at the time of acquisition in 2007. Further organization, rehousing, and description were carried out in 2011.

The collection is comprised of material formerly classed as: Uncat MSS 941.
Title
Guide to the Daggett-Couey Family Papers
Author
by Jennifer Meehan
Date
2011
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
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