Papers of Grace H. Harte in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1890-1945
Series III of the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection.
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Materials in English.
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This series includes half-tone portraits and directories of women lawyers in Illinois, and articles, clippings, correspondence, and printed journals about them. Most of the biographical sketches appear to have been written by Grace H. Harte for a chapter on lawyers in a proposed book by Catharine (Waugh) McCulloch about eminent Illinois women. There is little information in this series or elsewhere about Harte herself.
Chicago attorney Grace H. Harte was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1912. In general practice, she specialized in real estate law. Harte was a member of the Women Lawyers' Association (WLA), the Lawyers' Association of Illinois, and president of the Women's Bar Association of Illinois (WBAL). In the 1930s and 40s, Harte wrote articles for the WLA publication, the Women Lawyers' Journal. She was active in the WBAL's successful 1930s campaign to make mandatory the inclusion of women on juries. Harte apparently had a special interest in preserving and writing the history of women lawyers, perhaps in the hope of encouraging more women to become lawyers.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession number: 56-121
Reprocessed: June 1990
By: Kim Brookes, Bert Hartry, Katherine Kraft, Jane Ward
- Harte, Grace H.. Papers of Grace H. Harte in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1890-1945: A Finding Aid
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