The Mother Jones papers. 1900-1932.

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Jones, Mother, 1837-1930. The Mother Jones papers.

The Mother Jones papers. 1900-1932.

The Mother Jones papers is an unprocessed collection of scattered letters, articles, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets gathered together from a variety of sources. The some eight inches of materials (the bulk of which are newspaper clippings) date from ca. 1900 to 1932. There does not appear to be a body of inclusive "papers" in any repository and there is probably little or no extant original manuscript material of Mother Jones prior to 1900.

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