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MC 245

Harrison, Florence Louise, 1883-1973. Papers of Florence Louise Harrison, 1895-1973: A Finding Aid

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


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.: MC 245
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Florence Louise Harrison, 1883-1973
Title: Papers of Florence Louise Harrison, 1895-1973
Date(s): 1895-1973
Quantity: .21 linear feet (1/2 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, pamphlets, poems, etc., of Florence Louise Harrison, educator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 73-129, 77-M31
The papers of Florence Louise Harrison were deposited with the Schlesinger Library in October 1973 by Gladys A. Harrison; the photograph album was given in February 1977 by Helen M. Loy.

Processing Information:

Reprocessed: April 1977
By: Louise Schlepark

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Florence Louise Harrison 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:

Florence Louise Harrison Papers, 1895-1973; item description, dates. MC 245, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


Florence Louise Harrison was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, graduating from Rogers Hall School, Lowell, Massachusetts, and in 1906, Smith College; she also took graduate courses in economics at Yale. She taught at several secondary schools and was for many years a political science professor at Connecticut College for Women. During World War I Harrison served as a director of Red Cross hospital service work in Bordeaux, France, and during World War II she chaired the Women's Division of the War Bond Drive for Connecticut. Harrison was active in the League of Women Voters, including its Overseas Education Fund, and the Service Bureau for Women's Organizations. Harrison died in 1973 in West Sullivan, Maine, where she had lived during her retirement.


This collection contributes biographical information about Florence Louise Harrison, her philosophy and her work. It touches on her mother, T.V. Beard, and several of Harrison's contemporaries, and includes photographs of Harrison's travels and of France during World War I.

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Additional Index Terms

Voyages and travels--Pictorial works
Women in war
World War, 1914-1918--War work--Red Cross
World War, 1914-1918--France--Photography
World War, 1939-1945--War work--Connecticut
Beard, Theresa Virginia, 1858-1955
Harrison, Gladys A.
Lattimore, Eleanor Holgate, 1895-1970
League of Women Voters of Minnesota
League of Women Voters (U.S.)
Lee, Percy Maxim, 1906-2002
Overseas Education Fund (League of Women Voters (U.S.))
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962
Service Bureau for Women's Organizations
Wells, Marguerite Milton, 1872-1959