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Arnold, Mary Ellicott. Papers, 1908-1958: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: A-122
Repository: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Creator: MARY ELLICOTT ARNOLD, 1876-1968
Title: Papers, 1908-1958
Quantity: 2 file boxes incl. 4 v., and 4 volumes oversize
Abstract: Correspondence, business reports, photographs, etc., of Mary Ellicott Arnold, farmer and advocate of consumer cooperatives.

Acquisition Information:

Accession numbers: 337, 374, 427, 469, 729
Gift of Mary Ellicott Arnold, Ridley Creek Road, Moylan, PA. Received 1961-1962, 1964.


Mary Ellicott Arnold and her life-long companion and co-worker, Mabel Reed, engaged in a variety of activities including farming, "Civilizing the Indians," and running cafeterias. Miss Arnold's correspondence, reports, etc. document the most important of their interests, those in the field of consumer cooperation, including the building of cooperative housing units for Nova Scotia miners and Newfoundland fishermen and the establishment of consumer cooperatives for the lobster fishermen along the Maine Coast. Mary Ellicott Arnold died at Riddle Memorial Hospital, Middletown Township, Delaware Township, PA., May 23, 1968 at 7:00 P.M.


Cost and standard of living
Housing - Cooperatives
Maine--Social conditions
Maine Cooperatives
Newfoundland--Social conditions
Nova Scotia--Social conditions
Reed, Mabel



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