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COLLECTION Identifier: A-29

Papers of Laura Lane, 1936-1955


Correspondence, drafts, reports, etc., of Laura Lane, editor and director of the Country Women's League.


  • 1936-1955

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Laura Lane 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.


1.25 linear feet (3 file boxes)
The papers consist of Sara Bulette's and Laura Lane's correspondence with the Associated Country Women of the World, 1936-1942, 1946-1947, 1950-1951. There are the manuscripts of articles submitted various contests run by the Country Gentlewoman, 1948, 1949, 1951 and 1952.

Records and reports of the activities of the Associated Country Women of the World, convention reports, pictures, etc. 1936-1955, and of the United States Liaison Committee and the Country Women's Council, U.S.A.


Laura Gordon Lane, daughter of of William Allen and Martha (Conner) Lane III, was born November 15, 1913, in Vernon, Texas. She received a B.A. in journalism from Texas State College for Women in 1933. She served as Director of the Country Women's League, as well as editor of their leaflets, and of the Countrywoman section of the Country Gentleman, and was active in all phases of work for the rural woman. Following in the footsteps of Sara Bulette, she became chairman of the United States Liaison Committee of the Associated Country Women of the World. Lane died December 23, 2001.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 55-40, 55-73

Gift of Miss Laura Lane, Director, Country Women's League Curtis Publishing Co. Independence Square Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; received May and July 1956.


  1. Box 1: Folders 1-19
  2. Box 2: Folders 20-31; 33-35
  3. Box 3: Folders 36-41
Lane, Laura, 1913-2001. Papers of Laura Lane, 1936-1955: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

Repository Details

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