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Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
.21 linear feet ((1/2 file box) plus 1 oversize folder)
The collection is arranged in three sections: correspondence from Harrison, correspondence to Harrison, and miscellaneous papers. Arrangement is chronological within each section and each folder.
From 1890 to 1900, Harrison was active in the temperance and woman suffrage movements. She organized temperance unions throughout southwest Missouri for the Missouri Woman's Christian Temperance Union; was one of the early presidents of the Equal Suffrage Association of Missouri; and in the late 1890s worked in the suffrage movement in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Iowa.
At some time Harrison studied law at the University of Iowa, and she attended Stanford University in 1894. In the early 1900s she worked as a journalist (including a period as war correspondent for the New York American in Mexico in 1911), and homesteaded on a ranch in Arizona.
Harrison returned to Carthage due to family illness and died there on 15 December 1933.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers of Ella Harrison were given to the Schlesinger Library in 1952 by Lucy Somerville Howorth. The collection was previously processed as A/H3185. It was reprocessed and micro-filmed as part of a Schlesinger Library/University Publications of America project.
By: Jane E. Ward
- Harrison, Ella, 1859-1933. Papers of Ella Harrison, 1892-1933: A Finding Aid
- Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
- The collection was processed with the aid of a gift from the Society, which provided funding for the original processing of the collection in 1982 by Mary Jane McCavitt.
- EAD ID
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