Guide to the Rendez-vous Hautes Montagnes : files and journal, 1968-1994

Processed by Irene Beardsley; machine-readable finding aid created by Steven Mandeville-Gamble.
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Guide to the Rendez-vous Hautes Montagnes : files and journal, 1968-1994

Collection number: M1234

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Irene Beardsley
Date Completed:
2002
Encoded by:
Steven Mandeville-Gamble
© 2002 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Rendez-vous Hautes Montagnes : files and journal,
Date (inclusive): 1968-1994
Collection number: M1234
Collector: Beardsley, Irene A., collector.
Extent: .5 linear ft. (1 manuscript box)
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Abstract: Correspondence, organizational files, and the journal, 1969-1984. Includes Beardsley's research notes and typescript about the history of American women's mountaineering, ca. 1970, that was to have been used in von Reznicek's 2nd edition of VON DER KRINOLINE ZUM 6 GRAD, but which was not printed.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Irene A. Beardsley, 2001.

Preferred Citation

Rendez-vous Hautes Montagnes : files and journal. M1234. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Historical Note

Organization formed in Engelberg, Switzerland, by Felicitas von Reznicek in 1968 to encourage women's climbing. Irene Beardsley was the American delegate. The group organized international climbs and an annual meeting, and through their biannual publication, "Rendez-vous-Journal," facilitated contacts between women mountaineers and reported significant climbs and expeditions.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Correspondence, organizational files, and the journal, 1969-1984. Includes Beardsley's research notes and typescript about the history of American women's mountaineering, ca. 1970, that was to have been used in von Reznicek's 2nd edition of VON DER KRINOLINE ZUM 6 GRAD, but which was not printed.

Access Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Armstrong, Patricia K.
Atwood, Stephanie.
Bartley, Ann.
Beardsley, Irene A.
Blum, Arlene, 1945-
Bunin Yokell, Jane.
Frost, Dorene.
Huisman, Cate.
Isherwood, Dana Smith.
Jensen, Joan V.
Johnson, Beverly.
Knowlton, Elizabeth.
Komarkova, Vera.
Lilley, Barbara.
Liska, Carol. A.
Melchior, Siri.
Mendenhall, Ruth Dyar.
Miller, Irene B.
Mullen, Frances.
Nickerson, Donna.
Petrilak, Stephanie I.
Reid, Christine L.
Reznicek, Felicitas von, 1904-
Sweet, Meriby.
Watson, Vera.
Young, Margaret.
Rendez-vous Hautes Montagnes.
Mountaineering--History.
Mountaineering expeditions.
Women mountaineers--United States--History.


Collection Contents

Folder 1

RHM - United States Members1974 - 1980

Scope and Content Note

Membership lists of US members of RHM from 1974 to 1980. Climbing resumes of some members.
Box 1, Folder 2

RHM - History Notes

Scope and Content Note

Notes made on the history of women's climbing in the United States by Irene Ortenburger.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Irene B. Ortenburger
Box 1, Folder 3

RHM - Correspondence of Felicitas von Reznicek1969 May 7 - 1980 Dec. 16

Scope and Content Note

Letters from Felicitas von Reznicek, president of RHM, to Irene Ortenburger, US delegate, concerning the organization of the US members of RHM, the summer meets in Europe, and the gathering of information on the history of American women's climbing for a chapter in a new edition of "Von der Krinoline zum Sechsten Grad," by von Reznicek.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Irene B. Ortenburger
Felicitas von Reznicek
Box 1, Folder 4

RHM - Correspondence with Members1970 Mar. 29 - 1978 July 21

Scope and Content Note

Letters from Irene Ortenburger to US members of RHM, information on summer meets, some letters from US members reporting on climbing activites.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Mireille Marks
Irene B. Ortenburger
Felicitas von Reznicek
Box 1, Folder 5

RHM - Journals1968 - 1983

Scope and Content Note

Most of the annual Rendez-vous Journals from 1968 to 1983.
Box 1, Folder 6

RHM - Correspondence I1969 Oct. 5 - 1970 July 7

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence to Irene Ortenburger from US members of RHM and others gathering information for the history of American women's climbing.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Deirdre G. Byers
Jack C. Dozier
Norman G. Dyhrenfurth
John Ebert
Dorothy Harrington
Raymond W. Jewell, Jr.
James P. McCarthy
Felicitas von Reznicek
Sally Richards
Howard Stansbury
Bradford B. VanDiver
Dorothy K. Walker
American Alpine Club
Potomac Appalachian Trail Club
Chicago Mountaineering Club
Colorado Mountain Club
Iowa Mountaineers
The Mountaineers
Mazamas
Box 1, Folder 7

RHM - Correspondence II1970 July 22 - 1975 Mar. 25

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence to Irene Ortenburger, mostly from US members of RHM. Brochure for the meeting of RHM in the Pyrenees in 1975, with extensive guide to the climbs.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

William Kemsley
Mireille Marks
Felicitas von Reznicek
Ray Smutek
BackPack
Off Belay
Box 1, Folder 8

RHM - Correspondence III1975 Oct. - 1992 May 18

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence to Irene Ortenburger, mostly from US members of RHM. List of delegates (country representatives) from approximately 1978. Incomplete list of all members. Programs and announcements from some meetings from 1979 to 1992. Stephanie Petrilak takes over as US representative in 1980. Nadia Le Bon takes over in 1989.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Nadia Billia Le Bon
Susi Muller
Felicitas von Reznicek
Box 1, Folder 9

RHM - AAC Clippings1969

Scope and Content Note

Copies of entries in the American Alpine Club Annals and the American Alpine Journal about early American women climbers. Other typed notes taken by Irene Ortenburger for the proposed chapter in a new edition of the book " Von der Krinoline zum Sechsten Grad, " by Felicitas von Reznicek.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Irene Ayres
Eleanor E. Bartlett
Gertrude Bell
Meta Claudia Brevoort
Helen Buck
Marguerite Schnellbacher Coveny
Elizabeth S. Cowles
Georgia Engelhard Cromwell
Eleanor Davis Ehrman
Marjory Bridge Farquhar
Geraldine FitzGerald
Larie Renshaw Frazeur
Edwina Fay Fuller
Kate Gardiner
Lillian Gest
Dora Keen Handy
Marjorie Hurd
Elizabeth Knowlton
Elizabeth Larned MacCarthy
Lulie Nettleton
Miriam O'Brian
Marion Randall Parsons
Elizabeth C. Partridge
Annie Smith Peck
Polly Prescott
Christine L. Reid
Miriam Underhill
Elizabeth D. Woolsey
Fanny Bullock Workman
Box 1, Folder 10

RHM - Manuscript1970

Scope and Content Note

Two copies of the manuscript by Irene Ortenburger for the proposed chapter in a new edition of the book " Von der Krinoline zum Sechsten Grad, " by Felicitas von Reznicek. Second copy has corrections by unknown person. The second edition was never published.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Irene B. Ortenburger