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Ryan, Agnes E., 1878-1954. Papers of Agnes E. Ryan, 1904-1955: A Finding Aid

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


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Cambridge, Mass.

© 2006 President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Call No.: A-46
Repository: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
Creator: Agnes E. Ryan, 1878-1954
Title: Papers of Agnes E. Ryan, 1904-1955
Quantity: 2.92 linear feet (7 file boxes)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, etc., of Agnes E. Ryan, writer and managing editor of the Woman's Journal.

Acquisition Information:

Accession numbers: 56-100, 76-230, 1208
Gift of Prof. Henry Bailey Stevens, Mill Road, Durham, New Hampshire. Received May 1956.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Agnes E. Ryan 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 for publication:

Agnes Ryan Papers, 1904-1955; item description, dates. A-46, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


Agnes E. Ryan was managing editor of the Woman's Journal, 1910-1917, at which time she and her husband, Henry Bailey Stevens, moved to Durham, New Hampshire, where she did freelance writing and pursued her interests in peace, non-violence, and vegetarianism.


The papers, include Agnes E. Ryan's diaries, 1904-1908, the manuscript of her unpublished Autobiography and several unpublished novels, and other writings. There is correspondence with the Blackwells re the Woman's Journal; with Marian MacDowell and others re the MacDowell Association; re the American Penwomen, her work for peace, including the School of Non-Violence, and re her vegetarian interests with the Freshels who established the Millenium Guild.



Additional catalog entries

The following catalog entries represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. An entry for each appears in the Harvard On Line Library Information System (HOLLIS) and other automated bibliographic databases. THIS IS NOT AN INDEX.
American literature--20th century
American Penwomen
Blackwell, Alice Stone, 1857-1950
Blackwell, Emily, 1826-1910
Blackwell, Henry Browne, 1825-1909
Cleghorn, Sarah Norcliffe, 1876-1959
Edward MacDowell Association
Gregg, Richard
Holmes, John Haynes, 1879-1964
MacDowell, Marian, 1857-1956
Manuscripts (for publication)
Millennium Guild
Paeff, Bashka, 1893-1979
Park, Alice, 1861-1961
School of Non-Violence
Sharpe, M. R. L. (Maud Russell Lorraine), 1867-1949
Stave, Sadie
Stevens, Henry Bailey
Woman's Journal