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Manuscript Collection No. 636
Alice Marion Cummings was born in San Jose, California on February 15, 1876, the only child of William and Mary Olinger Cummings. She grew up in San Jose, and later attended the University of California on scholarship, graduating with distinction in both philosophy and English literature. She earned both a Bachelor's and Master's degree.
In 1900 Marion married Bruce Stanley and moved with her husband and mother to Tucson, Arizona. From 1902-1904 she taught courses in philosophy, psychology, and the history of education at the University of Arizona. She also wrote poetry that was published in Harper'sand other magazines. At this time she developed a strong friendship with Sara Teasdale.
In 1914, following her mother's death - and her own divorce - Marion Stanley moved to New York City. There she met and married Henry Slonimsky in 1916. She later contracted cancer and spent most of her time attempting to conserve her strength. She also undertook political and sociological studies in order to find a basis for world peace. Because of her ill health, none of this work was ever published.
Marion Slonimsky worked at the Jewish Community House in Cincinnati, Ohio in the early 1920s, along with her husband. The Slonimskys returned to New York in 1924 to work for Stephen Wise and the Jewish Institute of Religion. Marion Slonimsky died of cancer in September, 1926. Her ashes were returned to Tucson, Arizona.
The Marion Stanley Slonimsky papers describe the life and career of Marion Slonimsky. The collection includes correspondence and writings, including courses in psychology taught at the Jewish Community House in Cincinnati, Ohio.
This collection is arranged in three (3) series:
Terms of Access and Use
The Marion Stanley Slonimsky Papers are open to all users. The original manuscript collection is available in the Barrows-Loebelson Reading Room of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.
Property and Literary Rights
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, by the act of donating the Marion Stanley Slonimsky Papers to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by Marion S. Slonimsky's heirs. Literary rights may also be retained by specific creators of materials.
Questions concerning rights should be addressed to the Executive Director of the American Jewish Archives. For more information see the American Jewish Archives copyright information webpage.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Marion Stanley Slonimsky Papers and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-636. Marion Stanley Slonimsky Papers. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Marion Stanley Slonimsky Papers were received from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York, New York, in August 1999.
Processed by Melinda McMartin,September, 1999.
No further accruals are expected to this collection.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the AJA's online catalog.
Persons and Families
Cummings, Marion Stanley, -- 1876-1926
Slonimsky, Marion Stanley, -- 1876-1926. -- Photographs
Jewish Community House (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Genres and Forms