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

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


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

© 2006 President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Call No.: A-46
Repository: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
Creator: Agnes Ryan, 1878-1954
Title: Papers, 1904-1955
Quantity: 7 file boxes, incl. 3 v
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.

Preferred citation for publication:

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


Agnes Ryan and her husband, Henry Bailey Stevens, living in Durham, N.H, worked in close collaboration in all fields. The papers, include her diaries, 1904-1908, the MS of her unpublished Autobiography and several unpublished novels, and other writings.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

MacDowell Association
Woman's Journal
Millenium Guild
School of Non-Violence
American Penwomen
Blackwell, Alice Stone
Balckwell, Henry
Blackwell, Emily
Cleghorn, Sarah N.
Gregg, Richard
Holmes, John Haynes
MacDowell, Marian
Stave, Sadie
Freshell Maud R.L.
Paeff, Bashka
Stevens, Henry Bailey
Park, Alice