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Gillmore, Inez Haynes, 1873-1970. Papers of Inez Haynes Gillmore, 1872-1945: A Finding Aid

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: A-25
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Inez Haynes Gillmore, 1873-1970
Title: Papers of Inez Haynes Gillmore, 1872-1945
Date(s): 1872-1945
Quantity: 2.92 linear feet (7 file boxes) plus 1 oversize folder.)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Autobiography, diaries, literary notebooks, etc., of Inez Haynes Gillmore, writer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: A-25
Gift of Inez Haynes Gillmore Irwin (Mrs. Will Irwin), Scituate, Massachusetts. Received 1949-1955.

Access Restrictions:

Access. PORTIONS CLOSED. Use microfilm or digital images; see inventory.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by 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:

Inez Haynes Gillmore Papers, 1872-1945; item description, dates. A-25, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


The following items have been removed from the collection:


A writer, Inez (Haynes) Gillmore Irwin, was active in the women's suffrage movement, the first fiction editor of Max Eastman's periodical, The Masses, one of the original members of the feminist society, Heterodoxy, and a feminist historian. She served in leadership roles in various professional writers' associations and chaired the board of directors of the World Center for Women's Archives. For further information see Notable American Women, the Modern Period.


Diaries, literary notebooks, and autobiography of an eminent woman writer, wife of Will Irwin. Full of interesting comments on suffrage work, labor contacts in California, travels in Europe and literary personalities in the United States and abroad. Also a diary of 9 months abroad during World War I. (1916). In box 5, there is a large collection of Christmas cards, 1924-1945 received by the Irwins. The volume Heterodoxy to Marie (Marie Jenney Howe) contains pictures and signatures of many literary personages, 1920.


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Additional Index Terms

American literature--20th century
Authors' League of America
Christmas cards
Europe--Description and travel
Masses (New York, N.Y.)
Voyages and travels
Working class
Blackwell, Alice Stone, 1857-1950
Burgess, Gelett, 1866-1951
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, 1860-1935
Heterodoxy (Club)
Hoover, Lou Henry, 1874-1944
Howe, Marie Jenney
Irwin, Will, 1873-1948
McBride, Mary Margaret, 1899-1976
Pankhurst, Christabel, Dame, 1880-1958
Park, Maud Wood, 1871-1955
Paul, Alice, 1885-1977
Radcliffe College--Alumni and alumnae
Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946
World Center for Women's Archives
World War, 1914-1918--Journalists
Younger, Maud