Papers of Anna Howard Shaw in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1863-1961

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Papers of Anna Howard Shaw in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1863-1961

Collection was assembled by Shaw's friend and secretary, Lucy Elmina Anthony, and was used extensively by Ida Husted Harper in the preparation of her unpublished Shaw biography. It includes certificates, tributes, reminiscences, drafts of the Harper biography, clippings, photographs, correspondence, diaries and appointment books, writings and speeches, etc.

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