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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 457

Collection of Edward G. and Hortense R. Levy, 1829-1972


Autographs, letters, trade cards, pamphlets, etc., documenting the suffrage and women's rights movements and advertisements catering to women collected by Edward G. and Hortense R. Levy.


  • 1829-1972

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the materials in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Items may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


.21 linear feet ((1/2 file box) plus 1 photograph folder, 1 folio+ folder)

The collection consists largely of autographs and letters from women authors and suffragists; a scrapbook about opera singer Ernestine Schumann-Heink; advertisements and trade cards; advice-to-women pamphlets; anti-suffrage postcards; and clippings and postcards relating to suffrage and women's rights.

The collection is arranged alphabetically by author and then by subject.


Edward G. and Hortense R. Levy were collectors of material on the suffrage and women's rights movements, as well as advertisements, pamphlets, etc., catering to women.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 89-M172

This collection was given to the Schlesinger Library in August 1989 by Edward G. and Hortense R. Levy.

Processing Information

Processed: August 1999

By: Deborah A. Richards

Levy, Edward G.. Collection of Edward G. and Hortense R. Levy, 1829-1972: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

The preeminent research library on the history of women in the United States, the Schlesinger Library documents women's lives from the past and present for the future. In addition to its traditional strengths in the history of feminisms, women’s health, and women’s activism, the Schlesinger collections document the intersectional workings of race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class in American history.

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