Biography Collection 1771-1995 1920-1970

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Biography Collection MS 393., 1771-1995, 1920-1970

Biography Collection 1771-1995 1920-1970

This collection consists of biographical material on both famous and lesser-known women and men. For the most part, there is only a small amount of material on each individual. Materials typically include published and unpublished biographical sketches, books, correspondence, diaries, genealogies, photographs, and published and unpublished writings.

17 boxes; 10 volumes; (6.25 linear ft.)

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Woodhull, Victoria C. (Victoria Claflin), 1838-1927

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Victoria C. Woodhull was a woman's rights pioneer who achieved notoriety on many fronts in Gilded Age America. She founded (with her sister Tennessee Claflin) a Wall Street brokerage, with the support and advice of Cornelius Vanderbilt. Woodhull used profits to publish Woodhull & Claflin Weekly, advocating female suffrage, free love, and other progressive causes. Later she addressed House committee on suffrage, and exposed the Beecher-Tilton scandal, implicating celebrated minister Henry War...

Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910

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Julia Ward Howe was the author of the Battle hymn of the republic and other works and a women's suffrage and club leader and lecturer. In Feb. 1862, the Atlantic Monthly published her poem "Battle Hymn of the Republic," which she wrote during a visit to an army camp near Washington, D.C. in 1861. From the description of Papers concerning the Battle hymn of the republic, 1897-1906. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 80781526 Julia Ward Howe was the author of the Battle...

Keller, Helen, 1880-1968

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Helen Adams Keller (1880-1968) overcame both blindness and deafness, providing inspiration to many people around the world. She devoted her life to bettering the education and treatment of the blind, the deaf, and the mute, and was a pioneer in educating the public in the prevention of blindness in newborns. When Helen Keller was 19 months old she became ill with a high fever and lost consciousness, becoming deaf and blind. In her autobiography The Story of My Life, a book she first wrot...

Borden, Lizzie, 1860-1927

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Lizzie Borden was born July 19, 1860 in Fall River, Massachusetts, to a wealthy family. Her mother, Sarah, died when she was a child. Her father, Andrew, later married Abby Durfee Gray. On August 4th, 1892, Andrew and Abby Borden were murdered at home. Lizzie was arrested after making contradictory statements to the police about the murders. She was put on trial for murder on June 5, 1893. The prosecuting attorneys were Hosea M. Knowlton and William H. Moody. The defending attorneys were Andrew...

Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes), 1870-1965

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Baruch, a financier and public adviser, was a millionaire by the age of thirty thanks to his investments in the stock market. He put his wealth to use in politics and public affairs and became an adviser to Woodrow Wilson, who appointed him chairman of the War Industries Board and a member of the president's war council. After World War I, he took part in the postwar peace conference and later became an adviser to President Roosevelt on defense matters and industrial preparedness for war. After ...

Luscomb, Florence, 1887-

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Trade-unionist. From the description of Oral history interview with Florence Luscomb, 1976. (Wayne State University, Archives of Labor & Urban). WorldCat record id: 32321605 Florence Hope Luscomb, social and political activist, earned an S.B. in architecture (M.I.T., 1909), and worked as an architect until 1917, when she became executive secretary for the Boston Equal Suffrage Association. From the description of Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1904-...

Kennedy, Florynce, 1916-

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Strauss, Anna Lord, 1899-1979

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President of the League of Women Voters of the U.S. (1944-1950), Strauss was active in the N.Y.C. and state Leagues as well as in the Carrie Chapman Catt Memorial Fund, which became the Overseas Education Fund. A presidential appointee to the President's Commission on Internal Security and Individual Rights (1951) and the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations (1951-1952), Strauss directed the American Association for the UN, and was a member of the U.S. Committee for the UN, the UN Association o...

Sullivan, Annie, 1866-1936

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Annie Sullivan was the teacher of Helen Keller. For biographical information see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971). From the description of Letter, 1902. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007368 Anne Mansfield ("Annie") Sullivan (1866-1936) became the teacher of Helen Keller (1880-1968) in 1887 upon the recommendation of Michael Anagnos (1837-1906), director of the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind in South Boston, Mass., from which...

Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-

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Angela Yvonne Davis (1944- ), African American political activist and academic. She was the director of the Feminist Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz and was twice a candidate for Vice President of the United States on the Communist Party USA ticket. From the description of Angela Y. Davis collection 1970-1984. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 535557581 Born in Alabama in 1944 to a middle class family, Davis was the oldest of three ch...

Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973

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Pearl S. Buck was the daughter of American missionary parents, and spent the first seventeen years of her life in China. Her third novel, The Good Earth, won the Pulitzer Prize, and a Nobel Prize for literature followed, citing The Good Earth as well as her biographies of her parents. Critical reception for her works has been mixed since these early successes. A prolific and optimistic author, most of her fiction is set in China, and she displays great affection for the place and her characters....

Murray, Pauli, 1910-1985

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Pauli Murray (1910-1985) was a lawyer, scholar, writer, educator, administrator, religious leader, civil rights and women's rights activist. She was a co-founder of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and the first black woman to be ordained as an Episcopal minister. She spent much of her life in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C. From the description of Proud shoes : the story of an American family : typescript, 1956 / by Pauli Murray. (New York Public Library)....

Hutchinson, Anne, 1591-1643

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Little, Joan

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Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980

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Journalist. From the description of Alice Roosevelt Longworth papers, 1888-1942 (bulk 1899-1936). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981212 Alice Lee (Roosevelt) Longworth was the daughter of American president Theodore Roosevelt and Alice Hathaway (Lee) Roosevelt. From the description of Family papers, 1878-1918. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612708967 Daughter of Theodore Roosevelt; interviewee married Nicholas Longworth. From the...

Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978

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American anthropologist. From the description of Letter 1968 June 12. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 38156541 Anthropologist. From the description of Collection re Margaret Mead, 1978-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131863 Anthropologist, author, and educator. From the description of Margaret Mead papers and South Pacific Ethnographic Archives, 1838-1996 (bulk 1911-1978). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068917 M...

Luxemburg, Rosa, 1871-1919

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Born in Zamość, Russian Poland 1871, died in Berlin 1919; socialist theorist, journalist and agitator; joined the revolutionary socialist group ÌI. Proletarjat' as a schoolgirl in Warsaw in 1887 and had to emigrate in 1889; studied sciences and economics in Zurich; cofounder of the Socjaldemokracja Królestwa Polskiego (i Litwy) (SDKP) in 1894, which she represented in the International Socialist Bureau (ISB) 1904-1914; participated in the Russian Revolution 1905/06; active in the Sozialdemok...

Duston, Hannah Emerson, 1657-

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Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793

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Marie Antoinette (b. Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna, Nov. 2 1755, Vienna, Austria–d. Oct. 16, 1793, Paris, France) was the last queen of France. The daughter of Empress Maria Theresa and Francis I, her parents and King Louis XV of France arranged a marrage between her and his grandson, Louis-Auguste, later Louis XVI. They were married May 16, 1770 at Versailles; Marie Antoinette became queen in 1774. Known for her oppulance and lavish spending, she was convicted of high treason during French Revo...

Ponsonby, Sarah, 1754 or 1755-1831

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Sarah Ponsonby was the orphaned daughter of Chambre Brabazon Ponsonby. She lived an unhappy life with relatives in Woodstock, Ireland. She met Lady Eleanor Butler in 1768. Since both women shared a mutual love of the arts, and were both unhappy with their lives, they decided to live a quiet rural life. They left Ireland and they set up home in "Plas Newydd", in Llangollen, North East Wales, in 1780. Because they led an unusual and secluded life, Ponsonby and Buttler became known as the LADIES OF...

Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962

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Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 - November 7, 1962), wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was an especially active and visible First Lady who, it was claimed, did more to popularize the Roosevelt administration than any other person or factor. Her innumerable trips across the country and visits to workers and their families did much to promote her as one of the people, a democrat with a small "d." She was the first president's wife to hold White House press conferences, and millions of p...

Flexner, Eleanor, 1908-1995

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Women's historian and author, Flexner (Swarthmore College, A.B., 1930) was the author of American Playwrights, 1918-1938 (1938, 1966), Century of Struggle (1959, 1975), and Mary Wollstonecraft: a Biography (1972). She served as consultant to Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971) for which she wrote a dozen biographies. From the description of Papers, 1895?-1995 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006962 ...

Stokes, Rose Pastor, 1879-1933

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Rose Pastor Stokes was a Communist and an editor, lecturer, and author. From the description of Letter, 1914. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007901 Social worker, reformer, and author. From the description of Playscripts of Rose Pastor Stokes, 1913-1915. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068623 Rose Pastor Stokes was a factory worker from 1890-1902, and a journalist from 1903-1905. In 1917-1918, she opposed the entry of the United States int...

Jones, Mother, 1843? -1930

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Daly, Mary, 1928-2010

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Sophia Smith collection

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Gish, Dorothy

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Actress whose career spanned the silent film era till the 1960's. From the description of Papers, 1920-1990. (Bowling Green State University). WorldCat record id: 39285335 ...

Butler, Eleanor, Lady, 1738 or 1739-1829

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Lady Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby, the British couple known as the Ladies of Llangollen. They set up home in 1780 in Plas Newydd, Wales, and over their fifty years together hosted some of the most celebrated literary figures of the day, including Robert Southey, Wordsworth, Shelley, Lord Byron and Sir Walter Scott. From the description of Ladies of Llangollen manuscript material : 5 items, ca. 1790-1825. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 77743699 Lady Elean...

Bethune, Mary McLeod, 1875-1955

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Founder and head of Daytona Literary and Industrial School for Training Negro Girls, later Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute for Girls, Daytona-Cookman Collegiate Institute, and Bethune-Cookman College; and Scotia Seminary alumna. From the description of Mary McLeod Bethune papers, 1895-1992 (bulk 1922-1955). (Barber-Scotia College)....

Coolidge, Grace Goodhue, 1879-1957

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Wife of President Calvin Coolidge. From the description of Program 1927. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 50097193 Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge (1879-1957), wife of President Calvin Coolidge. From the description of Coolidge, Grace Goodhue, 1879-1957 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10571726 Epithet: wife of President C Coolidge British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ar...