Papers of Rebecca Hourwich Reyher, 1877-1988 (inclusive), 1915-1970 (bulk)


Papers of Rebecca Hourwich Reyher, 1877-1988 (inclusive), 1915-1970 (bulk)


Rebecca Hourwich Reyher's papers document her lecturing and teaching career, involvement with the People's Mandate Committee, work as a suffragist and member of the National Woman's Party, and experiences as a divorced woman and mother. The collection includes drafts of published and unpublished books and articles, diaries (many documenting Reyher's travel to Africa), appointment books, correspondence (including letters from family members and from other suffragists and feminists), and scripts for Reyher's 1940s radio show. Some material related to the life of her father, Isaac Hourwich, is also included.

68.97 linear feet ((144 file boxes) plus 4 folio+ boxes, 2 oversized boxes, 4 folio folders, 4 folio+ folders, 1 supersize folder, 142 photograph folders, 1 folio photograph folder, 1 folio+ photograph folder, 3 slides)

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