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M-133, reel E12; A-68, Series III

Harte, Grace H.. Papers of Grace H. Harte in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1890-1945: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: M-133, reel E12; A-68, Series III
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Grace H. Harte
Title: Papers of Grace H. Harte in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1890-1945
Date(s): 1890-1945
Quantity: 13 folders
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Series III of the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 56-121

Processing Information:

Reprocessed: June 1990
By: Kim Brookes, Bert Hartry, Katherine Kraft, Jane Ward

Access Restrictions:

Access. ORIGINALS CLOSED. USE MICROFILM. REQUEST AS: M-133, REEL E-12.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Grace H. Harte as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Grace H. Harte Papers in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1890-1945; item description, dates. A-68, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

BIOGRAPHY

Chicago attorney Grace H. Harte was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1912. In general practice, she specialized in real estate law. Harte was a member of the Women Lawyers' Association (WLA), the Lawyers' Association of Illinois, and president of the Women's Bar Association of Illinois (WBAL). In the 1930s and 40s, Harte wrote articles for the WLA publication, the Women Lawyers' Journal. She was active in the WBAL's successful 1930s campaign to make mandatory the inclusion of women on juries. Harte apparently had a special interest in preserving and writing the history of women lawyers, perhaps in the hope of encouraging more women to become lawyers.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

This series includes half-tone portraits and directories of women lawyers in Illinois, and articles, clippings, correspondence, and printed journals about them. Most of the biographical sketches appear to have been written by Grace H. Harte for a chapter on lawyers in a proposed book by Catharine (Waugh) McCulloch about eminent Illinois women. There is little information in this series or elsewhere about Harte herself.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Women jurors--United States
Women lawyers--Illinois
Women lawyers--United States
Bartelme, Mary Margaret, 1866-1954
Bradwell, Myra, 1831-1894
Dillon, Mary Earhart, collector
Goodell, Lavinia
Hulett, Alta M., 1854-1877
McCulloch, Catharine Waugh, 1862-1945
Robinson, Lelia Josephine, 1850-1891
Women's Bar Association of Illinois

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