Julia Gorman Porter papers, 1906-1987 (bulk 1928-1987).

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Porter, Julia Gorman, 1897-. Julia Gorman Porter papers, 1906-1987 (bulk 1928-1987).

Julia Gorman Porter papers, 1906-1987 (bulk 1928-1987).

2 boxes, 2 oversize folders (.8 linear feet)

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