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COLLECTION Identifier: 73-184--73-185

Papers of Louise Burton Laidlaw Backus, 1919-1973


Correspondence, reports, minutes, etc., of Louise Burton Laidlaw Backus, suffragist and a leader in the Pan Pacific and Southeast Asia Women's Association.


  • Creation: 1919-1973

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Louise Burton Laidlaw Backus is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. 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.


5 linear feet (5 cartons)

Records of the Pan Pacific and Southeast Asia Women's Association, the United Nations Association, Women United for the UN, and the Committee of Correspondence.


Louise Burton Laidlaw (Mrs. Dana) Backus was a leader in the Pan Pacific and Southeast Asia Women’s Association and was active in suffrage work.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 73-184, 73-185


  1. Carton 1: 1-23
  2. Carton 2: 24-58
  3. Carton 3: 59-87
  4. Carton 4: 88-122
  5. Carton 5: 123-153
Backus, Louise Burton Laidlaw, 1906-1973. Papers of Louise Burton Laidlaw Backus, 1919-1973: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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