Papers, 1917-1995 (inclusive).


Papers, 1917-1995 (inclusive).

The collection documents Tree's private and professional life. The bulk consists of correspondence, including substantive exchanges of letters with her parents, second husband, and close friend Adlai E. Stevenson, and more social correspondence with a vast range of notable figures, including politicians, members of the aristocracy, writers, and movie stars. Tree's political activities and work as an urban planner and for a number of committees and boards are also documented.

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