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COLLECTION Identifier: A-120

Papers of Florence A. Armstrong, 1901-1961


Articles, correspondence, etc., of Florence A. Armstrong, feminist and social economist.


  • Creation: 1901-1961


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Florence A. Armstrong 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.


2.63 linear feet ((3 file boxes, 1 folio+ box) plus 2 folio+ folder, 3 oversize folder)

Included are articles on the cost of living, problems of the aged and on the status of women, correspondence with personal friends and about club activities, also material re various organizations such as the American Association of University Women, the Business and Professional Women's Club, the National Women's Party, and the American Dietetic Association. There is also correspondence and information about the MacDowell colony for artists, writers, and musicians in Peterborough, New Hampshire.


Florence A. Armstrong's papers reveal her dual interests as social economist doing research for the government and as an active club woman and feminist.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 425

Rec. April 1962 from the estate of Dr. Florence A. Armstrong. Received through Mrs. Margaret Grimm, 5938 Bellflower Blvd., Lakeland, California.

Container List

  1. Box 1: Folder 1-17
  2. Box 2: Folder 18-32
  3. Box 3: Folder 33-44
  4. Folio+ Box 4: Volumes 1v-3v
Armstrong, Florence A. (Florence Arzelia), 1884-1962. Papers of Florence A. Armstrong, 1901-1961: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

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