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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 245

Papers of Florence Louise Harrison, 1895-1973


Correspondence, pamphlets, poems, etc., of Florence Louise Harrison, educator.


  • 1895-1973

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Florence Louise Harrison 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.


.21 linear feet (1/2 file box)
This collection contributes biographical information about Florence Louise Harrison, her philosophy and her work. It touches on her mother, T.V. Beard, and several of Harrison's contemporaries, and includes photographs of Harrison's travels and of France during World War I.


Florence Louise Harrison was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, graduating from Rogers Hall School, Lowell, Massachusetts, and in 1906, Smith College; she also took graduate courses in economics at Yale. She taught at several secondary schools and was for many years a political science professor at Connecticut College for Women. During World War I Harrison served as a director of Red Cross hospital service work in Bordeaux, France, and during World War II she chaired the Women's Division of the War Bond Drive for Connecticut. Harrison was active in the League of Women Voters, including its Overseas Education Fund, and the Service Bureau for Women's Organizations. Harrison died in 1973 in West Sullivan, Maine, where she had lived during her retirement.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 73-129, 77-M31

The papers of Florence Louise Harrison were deposited with the Schlesinger Library in October 1973 by Gladys A. Harrison; the photograph album was given in February 1977 by Helen M. Loy.

Processing Information

Reprocessed: April 1977

By: Louise Schlepark
Link to catalog
Harrison, Florence Louise, 1883-1973. Papers of Florence Louise Harrison, 1895-1973: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

Repository Details

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