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The ten photographs are by Ottilie Amend; they show the Lucy Stone Homestead in West Brookfield, Massachusetts and its current occupants, the family of Francis Stone Beeman, grandnephew of Lucy Stone, and a woman who may be Ruth Hale.
Ruth Hale began her career as a journalist with the Hearst Bureau, in Washington D.C. when she was eighteen. She was subsequently a drama critic and sports writer for The Philadelphia Public Ledger, correspondent for the Paris edition of The Chicago Tribune during World War I, on the editorial staff of Equal Rights, drama critic for Vogue and Vanity Fair, and a reporter for other newspapers in Washington, Philadelphia, and New York. In addition, she dramatized Elinor Wylie's novel, The Venetian Glass Nephew.
Ruth Hale founded the Lucy Stone League on May 18, 1921. The League's purpose was to promote "the idea that its women are integers and not halves," specifically by encouraging women to keep their maiden names upon marriage and offering to help them with resultant problems.
From May 1925 until early 1933, Ruth Hale spent most of her time on a farm in Connecticut that she called Sabine Farm. In 1933 she returned to New York City and to Heywood Broun for a short time. She died on September 18, 1934.
For additional material on Ruth Hale and the Lucy Stone League see Biography File, Organization File, and the Marjorie White Papers, MC 184, v.92.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The scrapbook of Ruth Hale was given to the Schlesinger Library by her son, Heywood Hale Broun, in March 1977.
By: Gay Gibson McDonald
- Hale, Ruth, 1887-1934. Scrapbook of Ruth Hale, 1923-1925: A Finding Aid.
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