Papers, 1887-1935

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Papers, 1887-1935

Papers, 1887-1935

Correspondence, speeches, programs, etc., of Elizabeth Lowell Putnam, political activist, philanthropist, and pioneer in prenatal care.

35 file boxes, 3 folio folders, 13 folio+ folders, 8 oversize folders, 1 supersize folder, part of reel of microfilm (M-101)

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