Papers of Blanche Ames, 1860-1961

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Papers of Blanche Ames, 1860-1961

1860-1961

Correspondence, minutes, annual reports, etc., of Blanche Ames, artist and suffragist.

7 1/2 file boxes, 1 supersize item, 1 oversize folder, one reel microfilm, one oversize volume

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SNAC Resource ID: 6386496

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