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Marion Musser was born in Iowa and she graduated Vassar College in 1932. In 1940, she married Glen A. Lloyd and they had three children together. Her husband died in 1975, but Marion lived three decades after his death with her remaining children (John died in 1991) and four grandchildren.
As the collection shows with its varied materials, Marion was a wordly individual who actively participated in many different communal groups and social organizations. She was the first woman to head a major arts institution in Chicago when she served as the Chairman of the Ravinia Festival. She also was interested and worked with the Chicago Symphony, The General Service Foundation, and the Board of the University of Chicago. She and her family had three residences found in Libertyville, Chicago, and New Mexico.
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The collection is an assortment of personal papers and non-book materials that were donated to the Lake Forest College Library by Marion Musser Lloyd, the wife of Glen Alfred Lloyd.
Overall, these personal papers show the different lives, accomplishments, and intellectual pursuits of the Lloyd family. The types of documents and materials within the collection include newspaper clippings, scrapbook pages, photographs and postcards, lists of books, course notes and academic papers, a Honorary degree, and the various pieces of documentation about the different social events attended and hosted by the Lloyd Family.
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A previous biographical summary and overview of this collection was produced in 2009 and contains similar and additional information that is highlighted in the collection's Archon entry.
Information about related materials is available at https://www.lakeforest.edu/library/archives/indexes/Marion_Lloyd_papers.php