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RG 30/350 - Seabury C. and Agnes W. Mastick
Scope and Content

The Seabury C. and Agnes W. Mastick Papers consist of materials that primarily document the relationship between the Masticks and Oberlin College. The materials document the Mastick's donation to Oberlin College in 1961 for the construction of the Warner Concert Hall, and their honorary degrees awarded by Oberlin College in 1962. The philanthropic activity of the Warner and Mastick families are documented in this collection.

The collection contains some biographical information, including Seabury Mastick's honorary degree received in 1916 from Oberlin College, and a certificate for membership in an honorary society in 1891. Oberlin College publications, news releases, and newspaper clippings provide information concerning Mr. and Mrs. Lucien Warner, the parents of Agnes Mastick, and their donation for the construction of the first Warner Hall. These materials also provide information concerning the Masticks and their donation for the construction of Warner Concert Hall in 1963.

The correspondence series primarily contains thank you letters to the Masticks from Oberlin College administrators (i.e., President) and alumni for the donation to build the new concert hall. Other letters concern the transfer of property from the Masticks to Oberlin College, and their honorary degree received in 1962.

Eight photographs (originals and copies) depict Mr. and Mrs. Mastick in their later years at their home in Florida. One photo is of the high school class in Lake Chabot, LA, in June 1887.

The collection is divided into three series: Series I. Biographical, 1891, 1916, 1962, 1964, n.d.; Series II. Correspondence, 1903, 1953, 1957-1965, 1970; and Series III. Photographs, 1887, n.d.

Series Descriptions

Series I. Biographical, 1891, 1916, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1969, n.d. (4f)

This series contains publications, press releases, and newspaper clippings concerning the Mastick's donation in 1960 to Oberlin College for the construction of Warner Concert Hall and their honorary degree from Oberlin College in 1962. Biographical information concerning the Mastics is included in these materials.

Series II. Correspondence, 1903, 1953, 1957-1962, 1965, 1970 (3 f)

The correspondence includes letters written by Agnes Seabury to Alice and Clara Simpson; letters sent to and received from Maurice and Juliette Kessler; and letters received by the Masticks concerning the donation to Oberlin College and their honorary degrees.

Series III. Photographs, 1887, 1961, n.d. (1 f)

Consists of a photograph of Mrs. Evans's class, Lake Chabot, California, 1887; six photographs of the Masticks in Florida and their Florida home (black/white and color), 1961; and a color photo of Seabury and Agnes Mastick, n.d.

Provenance
The papers of Seabury C. and Agnes W. Mastick were received from the Oberlin College Library on October 29, 1970 [accession 121].
Related Materials

See Warner Concert Hall, Building Dedication files, College General; for correspondence with the Oberlin College Presidents, see the papers of Henry Churchill King (RG 2/6), Ernest H. Wilkins (RG 2/7), and William E. Stevenson (RG 2/8).

Mastick, Seabury Cone. Unpublished letter to Henry Churchill King, President of Oberlin College. (En route to Guantanamo Bay), 1920. [Tells of experience and work in the navy during World War I and praises the many Oberlin College men with whom he worked.] RG 2/6 Henry Churchill King papers, correspondence

 
 
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