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COLLECTION Identifier: A/A182

Papers of Anna Vertrees Love Ackerly, 1960-1982


Collection consists of two biographical sketches (typescript copies) of Anna Vetrees Love Ackerly and clippings (photocopies) regarding Ackerly and her father.


  • 1960-1982

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the Papers of Anna Vertrees Love Ackerly, 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.


1 folder

Collection consists of biographical sketches of Anna Vertrees Love Ackerly; her son, Robert Allen Ackerly; and her father, Dr. Charles Love. Ana Vertrees Love Ackerly's biographical sketch details her birth, education, marriage, children and grandchildren. Newspaper clippings detail her membership in the New York State Federation of Home Bureaus, Hudson Valley Chapter in Orange County, New York, where she served as State President from 1959-1960. Memories about Ackerly from R.E. Blade, pastor of First Presybterian Church in Campbell Hall, New York, and her friend, Helen Bull Vandervort, are also included. The biographical sketch of Ackerly's son, Robert, and obituary for her father, Dr. Charles Love are also included.


Anna Vertrees Love Ackerly was born on February 28, 1893, to Dr. Charles S. Love and Ida Painter Love. She received a B.A. in home economics from Tusculum College (Tennessee) in 1916. She married Raymond Slaughter Ackerly on June 20, 1917, in Greene, Tennessee. They had three children, Robert Allen, Helen Ida, and Mary Emma. In 1928, she helped organize the Orange County (New York) Home Bureau; she was active in the New York State Federation of Home Bureaus for the next forty years and served as State President from 1959-1960. Ackerly died in January 1980 in Middletown, New York.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 83-M21

The Papers of Anna Vertrees Love Ackerly were given to the Schlesinger Library by Helen Vandervort, Ackerly's cousin, in 1983.

Processing Information

Processed: March 1988

By: Susan von Salis

Updated and additional description added: February 2021By: Amber L. Moore with assistance from Susan EarleThe Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by Patricia M. King/Schlesinger Library Director's Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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