Additional papers of Florence Luscomb, 1888-1988
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Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
3.13 linear feet ((7+1/2 file boxes) plus 6 folders of photographs, 1 folio+ folder, 1 supersize folder, 9 audiotapes)
Series I, BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL, 1888-1985 (#PD.1-PD.6, SD.1, F+D.1, 1.1-2.2, T-177.3-T-177.10), includes photographs of Luscomb, family, and friends; audiotapes and transcripts of interviews with Luscomb and others about her life; datebooks; grade transcripts from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); obituary, clippings, and other biographical information; and notes for the 1892 People's Party platform drafted by her mother, Hannah Luscomb.
Series II, CORRESPONDENCE, 1925-1986 (#2.3-2.15, 3.1-3.9), is arranged chronologically and includes correspondence with her mother, friends, and others involved in political activities. Such correspondence is rarely without social commentary.
Series III, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL ACTIVISM, 1920s-1988 (#3.10-7.6), is arranged by topic (Women, Electoral politics, Race relations, Labor, Peace and international affairs, Civil liberties and democracy) and includes correspondence, statements and flyers, clippings, etc.
Most of the photographs in this collection are or will be cataloged in VIA, Harvard University's Visual Information Access database. Others, referred to as "uncataloged" photographs, are not of sufficient research interest to warrant cataloging and are simply treated as part of the documents they accompany; they are marked on the back with an asterisk in square brackets [*].
There is related material at the Schlesinger Library. See
- Series I. Biographical and personal, 1888-1985 (#PD.1-PD.6, SD.1, F+D.1, 1.1-2.2, T-177.3-10)
- Series II. Correspondence, 1925-1986 (#2.3-2.15, 3.1-3.9)
- Series III. Social and political activism, 1920s-1988 (#3.10-7.6)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These additional papers of Florence Luscomb were given to the Schlesinger Library by Barbara Brown, Sharon Hartman Strom, and George Markham between 1991 and 2004.
Accession numbers: 91-M106, 2000-M114, 2001-M10, 2003-M81, 2004-M9
Processed by: Anne Engelhart
The following items have been removed from the collection:
- Biographical material re: Wenona Osborne Pinkham was transferred to the Wenona Osborne Pinkham papers.
By: Anne Engelhart
- Anti-communist movements--Massachusetts
- Anti-communist movements--New Hampshire
- Anti-fascist movements--Massachusetts
- Anti-fascist movements--United States
- China--Description and travel
- Civil rights movements--Massachusetts
- Cuba--Description and travel
- Europe--Description and travel
- Korean War, 1950-1953--Protest movements--United States
- Labor unions--Massachusetts
- Massachusetts--Politics and government--1865-1950
- Massachusetts--Politics and government--1951-
- Mothers and daughters--United States
- Oral histories
- Peace movements--United States
- Peace--Societies, etc.
- Soviet Union--Description and travel
- United States--Politics and government--20th century
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements--United States
- Women and peace
- Women labor union members--Massachusetts
- Women's rights--Massachusetts
- Women--Political activity--Massachusetts
- Luscomb, Florence, 1887-1985. Additional papers of Florence Luscomb, 1888-1988: A Finding Aid
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