Harriet G. Eddy papers, 1918-1967.


Eddy, Harriet G. (Harriet Gertrude), 1876?-1966. Harriet G. Eddy papers, 1918-1967.

Harriet G. Eddy papers, 1918-1967.

This collection consists of the personal and professional papers of Harriet G. Eddy. It is organized into the following series: Personal, Travel, Professional, Correspondence and Audiovisual. The Personal series includes Genealogy notes, family photographs, 90th birthday celebration, obituaries, memorial book, memorial notes, legal, financial, and medical papers. There are also address books, engagement books, notes from the 1930s through the 1960s and Eddy's memoir "Rover girls". Folders from a scrapbook of family photographs and memorabilia complete this Personal series. The Travel series documents Eddy's trips to Russia with a handwritten diary, photographs, postcards, maps, correspondence, a pictorial scrapbook, pamphlets, and a report to the U.S.S.R. Documentation of other travel destinations include California, Italy, Mexico, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Paris, Romania and Europe. The Professional series consists primarily of Eddy's articles on library service both in the U.S. and in various countries where she served as a consultant, including Russia, Bulgaria and Yugoslavia. Of particular note are two photo-essay albums of her work in the U.S.S.R. This series has items about her retirement and a scrapbook documenting her University of California Agricultural Extension service as Home Demonstration Leader (1918-1927). The Correspondence series includes incoming to Eddy from 1903 through the 1960s as well as outgoing for the same period. Some correspondence is included with material in the Professional series, as noted below, and in the scrapbooks present in various series. Correspondents include professional colleagues in the U.S. and abroad, as well as friends and family. Of note is correspondence from Dmitri Boursky, Andrew Horn, Lawrence Powell, Anna Kravchenko and Alexander Spunde, Juan Vicens, Mary van Kleeck, Pauline Scott and Marion Wachtel. The Audiovisual series consists of a collection of slides taken by Giacomo Patri.

19 manuscript boxes : letters, photographs, notes, legal papers, books (address, engagement, scrap and memorial), slides, diary, catalogs, photo-essays; correspondence.

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