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COLLECTION Identifier: A-25

Papers of Inez Haynes Gillmore, 1872-1945

Autobiography, diaries, literary notebooks, etc., of Inez Haynes Gillmore, writer.

Dates

  • 1872-1945

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. PORTIONS CLOSED. Use microfilm or digital images; see inventory.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by 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.

Extent

2.92 linear feet ((7 file boxes) plus 1 oversize folder.)

Diaries, literary notebooks, and autobiography of an eminent woman writer, wife of Will Irwin. Full of interesting comments on suffrage work, labor contacts in California, travels in Europe and literary personalities in the United States and abroad. Also a diary of 9 months abroad during World War I. (1916). In box 5, there is a large collection of Christmas cards, 1924-1945 received by the Irwins. The volume Heterodoxy to Marie (Marie Jenney Howe) contains pictures and signatures of many literary personages, 1920.

BIOGRAPHY

A writer, Inez (Haynes) Gillmore Irwin, was active in the women's suffrage movement, the first fiction editor of Max Eastman's periodical, The Masses, one of the original members of the feminist society, Heterodoxy, and a feminist historian. She served in leadership roles in various professional writers' associations and chaired the board of directors of the World Center for Women's Archives. For further information see Notable American Women, the Modern Period.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: A-25

Gift of Inez Haynes Gillmore Irwin (Mrs. Will Irwin), Scituate, Massachusetts. Received 1949-1955.

SEPARATION RECORD

The following items have been removed from the collection:
  1. Angels and Amazons a Hundred Years of American Women. Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc. 1933.
  2. Angel Island. New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1914.
  3. A Body Rolled Downstairs. Random House, New York. 1938.
  4. The Californiacs. San Francisco, A. M. Robertson. 1916.
  5. Confessions of a Business Man's Wife. [Who Made Her Husband a Success] New York, Sears Publishing Company, Inc. 1931.
  6. Family Circle. Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company. 1931.
  7. Gertrude Haviland's Divorce. New York and London, Harper and Brothers, 1925.
  8. Gideon. New York and London, Harper and Brothers Publishers. 1927.
  9. Good Manners for Girls. New York, London, D. Appleton-Century Company Incorporated. 1937.
  10. The Happy Years. New York, Henry Holt and Company. 1919.
  11. Janet. New York, Henry Holt and Company. 1911.
  12. June Jeopardy. New York, B. W. Huebsch. 1908.
  13. The Lady of Kingdoms. New York, George H. Doran Company. 1917.
  14. Maida's Little Cabins. New York, Grosset and Dunlap Publishers. 1947.
  15. Maida's Little Farm. New York, Grosset and Dunlap Publishers. 1953.
  16. Maida's Little Hospital. New York, Grosset and Dunlap. 1952.
  17. Maida's Little House Party. New York, Grosset and Dunlap publishers. 1954.
  18. Maida's Little Lighthouse. New York, Grosset and Dunlap Publishers. 1951.
  19. Maida's Little Theater. New York, Grosset and Dunlap Publishers. 1946.
  20. Maida's Little Village. New York, Grosset and Dunlap Publishers. 1942.
  21. Maida's Little Zoo. New York, Grosset and Dunlap Publishers. 1949.
  22. Many Murders. New York, Random House. 1941.
  23. Murder in Fancy Dress. London, Toronto, William Heinemann Ltd. 1935.
  24. The Native Son. San Francisco. A. M. Robertson. 1919.
  25. The Ollivant Orphans. New York, Henry Holt and Company. 1915.
  26. Out of the Air. New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company. 1921.
  27. P. D. F. R. New York, and London, Harper and Brothers Publishers. 1928.
  28. Phoebe and Ernest. New York, Henry Holt and Company. 1912.
  29. Phoebe, Ernest, and Cupid. New York, Henry Holt and Company. 1912.
  30. The Poison Cross Mystery. London, Toronto, William Heinemann Ltd. 1936.
  31. The Spring Flight. In O'Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1924.
  32. The Story of the Woman's Party. New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company. 1921.
  33. Strange Harvest. Indianapolis The Bobbs-Merrill Company. 1934.
  34. The Women Swore Revenge. New York, Random House. 1946.
  35. Youth Must Laugh. Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company. 1932.
  36. Maida's little camp. N.Y., Grosset & Dunlap, 1940.
  37. Maida's little house. N.Y., Grosset & Dunlap, 1920, 1921
  38. Maida's little houseboat. Grosset & Dunlap, 1943.
  39. Maida's little island Grosset & Dunlap, 1939.
  40. Maida's little school. Grosset & Dunlap, 1926.
  41. Maida's little shop. Grosset & Dunlap, 1909.
  42. Russell, Dora. Hypatia. N.Y., Dutton, 1925.
  43. Equal Rights, v.2, no.27, 29.
  44. The Freewoman, a weekly feminist review. v.1 - v.2.no.43, Nov.23,1911-Oct.10,1912.
  45. Judy, a magazine. v.1, no.1-3.

CONTAINER LIST

  1. Box 1: volumes 1-15
  2. Box 2: volumes 16-22; folders 1-2
  3. Box 3: volumes 23-25; folders 3-16
  4. Box 4: War diary, 1916
  5. Box 5: Christmas cards, 1924-1945; folders 17-55
  6. Box 6: volumes 26-50
  7. Box 7: volumes 51-74o
Title
Gillmore, Inez Haynes, 1873-1970. Papers of Inez Haynes Gillmore, 1872-1945: A Finding Aid
Author
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
EAD ID
sch00652

Repository Details

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