Papers of Annie Jump Cannon, 1863-1978.


Papers of Annie Jump Cannon, 1863-1978.

The papers of Annie Jump Cannon document both her personal and professional activities. They contain diaries, autobiographical writings, correspondence, manuscripts of writings and speeches, notes, photographs, and memorabilia (including scrapbooks, guest books, autograph books, clippings, diplomas, and ephemera). This collection also includes papers of Margaret Mayall about Annie Jump Cannon.

12 cubic feet in 35 boxes and 4 folders.


SNAC Resource ID: 8185936

Harvard University, Archives

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