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COLLECTION Identifier: A-46

Papers of Agnes E. Ryan, 1904-1955


Correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, etc., of Agnes E. Ryan, writer and managing editor of the Woman's Journal.


  • Creation: 1904-1955

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Agnes E. Ryan 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.


2.92 linear feet (7 file boxes)

The papers, include Agnes E. Ryan's diaries, 1904-1908, the manuscript of her unpublished Autobiography and several unpublished novels, and other writings. There is correspondence with the Blackwells re the Woman's Journal; with Marian MacDowell and others re the MacDowell Association; re the American Penwomen, her work for peace, including the School of Non-Violence, and re her vegetarian interests with the Freshels who established the Millenium Guild.


Agnes E. Ryan was managing editor of the Woman's Journal, 1910-1917, at which time she and her husband, Henry Bailey Stevens, moved to Durham, New Hampshire, where she did freelance writing and pursued her interests in peace, non-violence, and vegetarianism.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 56-100, 76-230, 1208

Gift of Prof. Henry Bailey Stevens, Mill Road, Durham, New Hampshire. Received May 1956.


  1. Box 1: folders 1-10
  2. Box 2: folders 11-34
  3. Box 3: folders 35-39
  4. Box 4: folders 40-57
  5. Box 5: folders 58-77
  6. Box 6: folders 78-82
  7. Box 7: folders 83-96, vol. 3
Ryan, Agnes E., 1878-1954. Papers of Agnes E. Ryan, 1904-1955: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

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