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COLLECTION Identifier: A-90

Autograph collection of Bella Clara Landauer, 1762-1941


Autographs, letters, calling cards, bookplates, etc., of 85 American women collected by Bella Clara Landauer.


  • Creation: 1762-1941

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the items in the autograph collection of Bella Clara Landauer 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.


.42 linear feet ((1 file box) plus 1 oversize volume)

Autographs, letters, calling cards, bookplates, photographs, engravings, and other papers of 85 American women, including title pages of sheet music dedicated to Amelia Bloomer, among others. Included is material of Abigail Adams, Jacqueline Cochran, Mary Pickford, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, Anna E. Dickinson, Zona Gale, Belva Lockwood, Louise Chandler Moulton, and Kate Douglas Wiggin, and a 1762 paper of indenture. Also photocopies of women's suffrage pamphlets and pictures of women workers from Harper's Weekly.


Bella Clara Landauer was a collector of ephemera, sheet music, and manufacturing trade cards.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 57-38, 57-77, 67, 91, 107

Gift of Mrs. Bella Clara Landauer. Received March 1957 and April 1960.


The following items have been removed from the collection and sent to New York Historical Society:

  1. Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Advertisement for Witherell and Doud's Uncle Tom's Cabin Shows, 4 pages on 2 photosts, 1893
  2. Bly, Nellie as sung by Allneand Haet, Sheet music, New York, 1890
  3. Bloomer, Amelia Jenks, Seneca Fall, 1857. Autograph letter, signed, mounted with two pages of The American Primer
  4. Bloomer, Amelia. Title pages of 13 pieces, sheet music dedicated to Mrs. Bloomer. 2 pages. sheet music
  5. Female athletic assoc. of Phila and N.Y. Announcement of female baseball contest. ca. 1870
  6. Indenture of Elisabeth Paton as apprentice...1762
  7. Oyster canning. pictures of women mine oyster canning. From Harpers Weekly 1872
  8. Shoemaker's strike at Lynn, Massachusetts. Pictures from Harper's Weekly, n.d. Suffrage music - 8 title pages photostats
  9. Suffrage pams. 7 items. photostats on 3 pages.
  10. Music - The Ladies, a patriotic song. photostat.
Landauer, Bella Clara, 1874-1960. Autograph collection of Bella Clara Landauer, 1762-1941: 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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