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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 392; M-138

Papers of Mary Ware Dennett, 1874-1945

Correspondence, scrapbooks, writings, etc., of Mary Ware Dennett, suffragist, pacifist, artisan and advocate of birth control and sex education.

Dates

  • 1874-1945

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

TERMS OF USE

Access. CLOSED. Use microfilm (M-138, Part B).

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Mary Ware Dennett is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. 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

18.35 linear feet ((43 file boxes, 1 card file) plus 5 folio+ folders, 5 oversize folders, 7 oversize volumes)

Mary Ware Dennett was a generous correspondent and meticulous file keeper. The essential order and arrangement of her files have been maintained; they reveal both the discipline she brought to her life and work and the variety of her interests. The collection documents her work in arts and crafts as well as her activities on behalf of various social and political reform movements. Although the bulk of the material dealing with reform chronicles her work on behalf of suffrage, birth control, and peace, other issues and organizations represented include the Twilight Sleep Association, the American Foundation for Homoeopathy, and the movements for the single tax, proportional representation, international free trade, and civil liberties.

The collection includes personal and professional correspondence; writings; office files of the Voluntary Parenthood League; organizational material, publications, and mailings from other organizations with which she was affiliated; and photographs.

Three of Dennett's scrapbooks (one entitled Unpublished Data re: Dennett's work; the others, Published Material, Dennett's Work, Volume 1, 1897-1918, and Volume 2, 1918-) were disassembled and their contents placed in the relevant series; they are referred to in the inventory as scrapbook 1, 2, and 3 respectively. If an item from a scrapbook was a duplicate, annotated by Dennett, and in fragile condition, the annotations were transferred to the better copy.

Series I, Personal, 1874-1944 (#1-119), includes letters to Dennett's uncle and aunt, Edwin D. and Lucia Ames Mead, from distinguished friends and colleagues; family and biographical information; photographs; material re: Dennett's divorce and custody hearings; fiction by Dennett; letters to her sons, 1911-1925; and general correspondence, arranged alphabetically. People and subjects included in general correspondence also appear in other series; see the index of correspondents at the end of this finding aid

Series II, Arts and crafts, 1894-1948 (#120v-202), spans the years 1894 to 1945 and contains notebooks; lectures, clippings, and photographs re: Dennett's work at Drexel Institute; account books from her leather shop in Boston; correspondence, arranged alphabetically; and issues of Handicraft, published by the Boston Society of Arts and Crafts (BSAC). The activities of the Boston Society of Arts and Crafts and the New York Society of Craftsmen are particularly well represented.

Series III, Suffrage, 1909-1942 (#203-227f+), includes correspondence, and articles and clippings by Dennett and others, documenting her work with the National American Woman Suffrage Association, and the dispute with National American Woman Suffrage Association's board that eventually led to Dennett's resignation.

Series IV, Birth control and sex education, 1899-1945 (#228-596), contains office files of the National Birth Control League (NBCL) and the Voluntary Parenthood League (VPL), material from the case centering around "The Sex Side of Life," and material about her writings on birth control and sex education. The files of the Voluntary Parenthood League are arranged in two alphabetical sequences, one mostly pre-1929 (#228-320) and one mostly post-1929 (#321-412); within the Voluntary Parenthood League files are correspondence and publicity of the National Birth Control League, campaign diaries, reports, minutes, correspondence, and publications of the Voluntary Parenthood League, and letters to Dennett from men and women requesting information about contraception. Included in "The Sex Side of Life" records are correspondence about and endorsements and orders for the pamphlet; letters to Dennett with questions about masturbation, lesbianism, and other issues concerning sexuality; and correspondence, clippings, and other material from the Mary Ware Dennett Defense Committee and her trial on obscenity charges. The remainder of the series is devoted to her writings on birth control and sex education and includes drafts, final versions, and correspondence concerning her publications; and shorter articles, advertisements, and clippings.

Series V, Other organizations and causes, 1911-1945 (#597-718), includes correspondence, publications, and other mailings from a variety of organizations. It is arranged chronologically and documents Dennett's work with the Twilight Sleep Association, the American Union Against Militarism, the Woman's Peace Party, the International Free Trade League, the League for Progressive Democracy, the People's Council, the Women's Peace Union, the American Foundation for Homoeopathy, the National Council on Freedom from Censorship, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Consumers Union. This series also contains material on her work in the Woodrow Wilson, Morris Hillquit, and Elinor Byrns election campaigns, and in the movements for the single tax and proportional representation; and her writings on various political issues.

Most clippings were discarded after microfilming.

Folder headings are those of Dennett; information in brackets has been added by the processor.

BIOGRAPHY

Suffragist, pacifist, artisan, and advocate of birth control and sex education, Mary Coffin (Ware) Dennett was born on April 4, 1872, in Worcester, Massachusetts, the first daughter and second of four children of George Whitefield and Livonia Coffin (Ames) Ware. She was the niece of Edwin Doak and Lucia (Ames) Mead, two noted Boston social reformers, and the grandniece of Charles Carleton Coffin, historian and war correspondent. When her father, a wool merchant, died in 1882, the family moved to Boston, where she attended public schools before enrolling in Miss Capen's School for Girls in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Influenced in part by the "craftsman ideal" articulated by John Ruskin and William Morris, Dennett chose to study at the school of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (1891-1893); for several years she won the first prize for tapestry and leather design. After heading the Department of Design and Decoration at Drexel Institute in Philadelphia (1894-1897), she went to Europe with her sister Clara. They collected samples of gilded Cordovan leather wall hangings, were able to revive the lost art, and opened a cooperative handicraft shop in Boston. Dennett helped to organize the Boston Society of Arts and Crafts in 1897 and displayed her leather work in the society's April 1899 exhibition; the Ware sisters' shop soon established an affiliation with the Boston Society of Arts and Crafts, with Dennett serving as artistic decorator for the shop and on the council of the society. She resigned in 1905, however, pointing to the society's increasing interest in "things--their beauty, their sale, their increase...while the primary interest--should be, I think,--the man--his freedom--his economic independence."

In January 1900, Dennett married Hartley Dennett, a Boston architect; they had two sons, Carleton (b.1900) and Devon (b. 1905). At first they worked together, with Dennett as a home decorating consultant, but this ended when Hartley Dennett began an affair with one of his clients, Margaret Chase. He went to live with Chase and her husband, a prominent physician; Dennett successfully sued for divorce and received custody of the children in 1913.

After two years as field secretary of the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association, Dennett was elected corresponding secretary of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) in 1910, and moved to New York City. There she was the principal organizer of National American Woman Suffrage Association's literature department, which produced and distributed millions of copies of numerous pamphlets and leaflets, including Dennett's "The Real Point." Embroiled in a dispute over how the department was to be run and financed, and believing that National American Woman Suffrage Association, like many organizations, was showing a "tendency...to petrify and...find themselves actually behind the public opinion which they themselves largely created," Dennett resigned in 1915.

Attracted to organizations seeking a broader redistribution of society's wealth and power, Dennett worked for implementation of the single tax, serving as chair of the Committee on New Voters of the Women's Henry George League, and in the movement for proportional representation. She was an active opponent of the growing war sentiment in the United States, managing a series of mass meetings in the Midwest as field secretary of the American Union Against Militarism, and campaigning for President Wilson's reelection. When the United States entered the war in April 1917, she protested by resigning as executive secretary of the Women's Section of the Democratic National Committee (renamed the League for Progressive Democracy); she became an organizer for the People's Council, a radical antiwar group, and a board member of the Woman's Peace Party. She was also a member of the National Council of the International Free Trade League and a member of the Women's Peace Union.

Dennett is perhaps best known for her work in birth control and sex education. With Jessie Ashley and Clara Gruening Stillman, she founded the National Birth Control League in March 1915. The National Birth Control League repudiated the militant tactics that had forced Margaret Sanger to seek refuge from the law in Europe; it focused on changing state and federal statutes that held that any materials or printed mattter intended for preventing conception were obscene and therefore unmailable. Maintaining that birth control was a "purely scientific topic," the National Birth Control League cultivated the support of prominent men and women, and from 1917 to 1919 lobbied unsuccessfully in the state legislature in Albany to remove contraceptive material from the New York law.

Realizing that it would be most efficient to remove contraception from the federal Comstock law, on which the state laws were based, Dennett in 1919 reorganized the National Birth Control League as the Voluntary Parenthood League, serving as its director and as editor of the Birth Control Herald. The sole purpose of the Voluntary Parenthood League was to remove the words "preventing conception" from the federal law, thereby permitting the free dissemination of information about birth control. In this the Voluntary Parenthood League was opposed by Sanger, who favored amending the law so that contraceptive information could be given out only by physicians. For Dennett, Sanger's approach smacked of special class legislation. In 1925, at the end of her last unsuccessful lobbying campaign in Congress, Dennett wrote Birth Control Laws, an exhaustive analysis of the history and status of federal and state laws governing birth control, hoping to influence public opinion. In the end, neither Sanger's "doctors only" bill nor Dennett's appeal to the "fundamental sound sense of the average American citizen" was successful in changing the law; legal relief came from the bench in the 1930s in the form of a series of decisions circumscribing federal interference with the circulation of contraceptive literature and materials.

One of the factors contributing to the change in the legal climate was a 1930 case involving Dennett's dissemination of a pamphlet entitled "The Sex Side of Life." Written in 1915 for her adolescent sons, this no-nonsense essay explained human reproduction and described the sexual encounter as "a vivifying joy,...a vital art." It was published in 1918 and throughout the 1920s was widely distributed to individuals as well as to youth and church organizations and state health departments. The pamphlet was banned as obscene by the Solicitor of the Post Office in 1922, and in 1928, with evidence secured through the use of a decoy address, Dennett was tried under the Comstock law, convicted, and fined $300. Two years later, in the midst of nationwide public protest, the United States Circuit Court of Appeals court held that the Comstock law "must not be assumed to have been designed to interfere with serious instruction regarding sex matters unless the terms in which the information is conveyed are clearly indecent." The Dennett case was part of a series of decisions that culminated in the 1936 ruling, in United States v. One Package of Japanese Pessaries, that the Comstock law did not "prevent the importation...by mail of things which might...be employed by...physicians." (See MC 208, Morris Ernst Papers, Schlesinger Library.) This decision removed all federal bans on birth control materials and information as tools for medical professionals. Contraception was not actually removed from the prohibitions of the Comstock law until 1971.

Her experience in the "Sex Side of Life" case as well as the overt government hostility towards pacifists during World War I heightened Dennett's interest in civil liberties issues. She published Who's Obscene?, an account of the Sex Side of Life trial, in 1930, and was active for many years on the National Council on Freedom from Censorship and with the American Civil Liberties Union.

In 1926 Dennett abandoned her lobbying, resigned as director of the Voluntary Parenthood League, and returned to leather work as "my salvation." She nonetheless continued to follow the progress of birth control legislation through Congress and maintained her interest in sex education for young people, contributing a chapter on the subject to Sex in Civilization (1929), and publishing The Sex Education of Children (1931). She also persisted, as her voluminous correspondence attests, in responding "to all the poor applicants for contraceptive information...[writing them about] the League's inability to break the law, etc.," and "then privately and anonymously" furnishing the needed information.

Despite her work for dozens of causes, Dennett had a "fearful revulsion" against organizations. This anti- institutional bias was philosophical as well as pragmatic, with Dennett, in the tradition of John Dewey, making no claims of moral absolutism. Hers was "a plea for the dynamic, instead of the static side of life..., against anything and everything that tends to institutionalize one's mind." For Dennett, moral law was "subject to evolution like other phases of human development," an evolution in which individual liberty and the "unquenchable aspiration of the human soul" remained paramount.

Dennett died in a nursing home in Valatie, New York, in 1947.

ARRANGEMENT

The collection is arranged in five series:
  1. Series I. Personal, 1874-1944 (#1-119)
  2. Series II. Arts and crafts, 1894-1948 (#120v-202)
  3. Series III. Suffrage, 1909-1942 (#203-227f+)
  4. Series IV. Birth control and sex education, 1899-1945 (#228-596)
  5. Series V. Other organizations and causes, 1911-1945 (#597-718)

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 87-M133

The papers of Mary Ware Dennett were given to the Schlesinger Library in August 1987 by Dennett's son, Carleton Dennett. The collection was microfilmed as part of a Schlesinger Library/University Publications of America project.

MICROFILM REEL GUIDE (M-138, Part B)

  1. Folders 1-17: M-138, Reel 1
  2. Folders 18-43: M-138, Reel 2
  3. Folders 44-61: M-138, Reel 3
  4. Folders 62-81: M-138, Reel 4
  5. Folders 82-107: M-138, Reel 5
  6. Folders 108-137: M-138, Reel 6
  7. Folders 138a-155: M-138, Reel 7
  8. Folders 156-177: M-138, Reel 8
  9. Folders 178-197: M-138, Reel 9
  10. Folders 198-213: M-138, Reel 10
  11. Folders 214-227f+: M-138, Reel 11
  12. Folders 228-247vo: M-138, Reel 12
  13. Folders 248vo-276: M-138, Reel 13
  14. Folders 277o-301: M-138, Reel 14
  15. Folders 302v-314: M-138, Reel 15
  16. Folders 315-330: M-138, Reel 16
  17. Folders 331-358: M-138, Reel 17
  18. Folders 359-381: M-138, Reel 18
  19. Folders 382-409: M-138, Reel 19
  20. Folders 410-432: M-138, Reel 20
  21. Folders 433-459: M-138, Reel 21
  22. Folders 460-479: M-138, Reel 22
  23. Folders 480-503: M-138, Reel 23
  24. Folders 504-513: M-138, Reel 24
  25. Folders 514-522: M-138, Reel 25
  26. Folders 523-536: M-138, Reel 26
  27. Folders 537-550: M-138, Reel 27
  28. Folders 551-566: M-138, Reel 28
  29. Folders 567-590: M-138, Reel 29
  30. Folders 591-600: M-138, Reel 30
  31. Folders 601-614: M-138, Reel 31
  32. Folders 615-633: M-138, Reel 32
  33. Folders 634-657: M-138, Reel 33
  34. Folders 658-678: M-138, Reel 34
  35. Folders 679-701: M-138, Reel 35
  36. Card File Box, 43-718: M-138, Reel 36

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schelsinger Library; see Mary Ware Dennett Additional papers, 1892-1945 (MC 629).

INDEX OF SELECTED CORRESPONDENTS

This index includes the names of selected writers and recipients. Information about persons and subjects is not indexed.
Key:
  1. No symbol =Writer
  2. *=Writer and recipient
  3. **=Recipient
  1. Ackerman, Phyllis 192*
  2. Adams, Charles Francis 1
  3. Addams, Jane 1
  4. Aldrich, Thomas Bailey 1
  5. Allen, Florence Ellinwood 636
  6. Altgeld, John Peter 1
  7. Andrews, Georgina 98*
  8. Angell, Pauline K. 618*, 642, 651
  9. Anthony, Katharine 26, 27, 163
  10. Anthony, Lucy E. 26*
  11. Arnold, Alma C. 249
  12. Arnold, Edwin 1
  13. Ashley, Jessie 598
  14. Babcock, Caroline Lexow 162, 164, 166, 415*, 416, 417, 427*, 459, 470*, 553*, 671*, 672*, 673*, 674*
  15. Bacon, Ann Anthony 137
  16. Bailey, Forest 96, 451*, 473, 481*, 482*, 483*, 566, 694
  17. Balch, Emily Greene 89, 647**, 714**
  18. Baldwin, Roger Nash 33, 34*, 63, 181, 328*, 330**, 451*,481, 483*, 615, 619, 694*, 695*, 700, 701*, 705, 708
  19. Barnes, Henry Elmer 37*, 330*, 402**, 403*, 415**
  20. Bass, Elizabeth 636*, 654**, 655*
  21. Bates, Katharine Lee 1
  22. Battle, George Gordon 262*
  23. Beele, Jessie F. 35, 36, 37, 415*, 426
  24. Beals, Jessie Tarbox 177*
  25. Beam, Lura 566*
  26. Beard, Charles Austin 31**
  27. Beckwith, L.D. 606*, 607*, 609**
  28. Bedborough, George 333*, 334*, 335*, 336*
  29. Bedborough, Louie 334, 337*
  30. Behre, Edwine 35
  31. Bellamy, Edward 1
  32. Benjamin, Harry 33*, 406
  33. Benson, Marguerite 323*
  34. Benton, Charlotte E. 416
  35. Bernays, Hella 36, 37**, 82
  36. Bigelow, Herbert S. 36*
  37. Bjorkman, Frances Maule see Maule, Frances
  38. Blake, Katherine Devereux 31, 191, 481*, 644
  39. Blatch, Harriot S. 31, 35, 191**
  40. Blessing, Edgar M. 463*
  41. Bliven, Bruce 384*, 402**, 403*, 405**, 454*, 456*, 588, 716
  42. Blossom, Frederick A. 269, 285*
  43. Boissevain, Inez M. see Milholland, Inez
  44. Borah, William Edgar 415*, 493**, 697**
  45. Bourne, Randolph 31**
  46. Boutwell, George S. 1
  47. Boyd, Mary Sumner 598, 599
  48. Bradford, Stella S. 62
  49. Brasher, Katherine Marie 40*, 416*
  50. Brasher, Marie Louise 415, 416*
  51. Breckinridge, Sophonisba Preston 483
  52. Brennen, Alice 416, 569
  53. Brewer, David J. 1
  54. Brokaw, Edwin Warren 33*
  55. Bromley, Dorothy Dunbar 35*, 37
  56. Bronson, Sonia Joseph 66**, 68**, 69**, 70**, 71*, 72*, 73**, 74**, 235*, 236*, 249**, 252, 257**, 281, 282*, 348, 362*, 363*, 364*, 416*, 550*, 551*,553**
  57. Brooke, Medford 1
  58. Brooke, S. 1
  59. Brooks, Edith Louise 32, 34*, 35, 37, 344, 384, 446
  60. Brooks, Phillips 1
  61. Broun, Heywood 32*, 402**, 415**, 416**
  62. Brown, Frances T. 324*
  63. Brown, Gertrude Foster 35*
  64. Bryant, Louise S. 37, 56*, 328*, 370*, 415*, 420*, 430*, 453, 461, 505*, 528, 554**, 566, 570
  65. Bryce, James Bryce 1
  66. Burd, Adelma H. 269
  67. Burgdorff, Ferdinand 32*
  68. Burger, Terese F. 34, 36, 37
  69. Burns, Lucy 31*
  70. Burrows, Warren 444**, 465**, 472**, 489**
  71. Butterfield, Oliver M. 420*, 511
  72. Byrns, Elinor 32, 162, 163, 249, 259*, 271, 402, 417, 423, 643, 644, 668
  73. Cable, George Washington 1
  74. Call, A. Payson 139*
  75. Callander, Violet 392*
  76. Calvert, Bruce 49**, 50*, 330**, 338*, 457, 586
  77. Cannon, Walter B. 324
  78. Capen, Bessie T. 138
  79. Carey, Arthur A. 139*
  80. Carleton, Spencer 138*, 424
  81. Carnegie, Andrew 1
  82. Carnegie, Louise 1
  83. Carpenter, Helen 340*, 348
  84. Cary, Augusta 269*, 664
  85. Catt, Carrie Chapman 51*
  86. Cerf, Bennett 479*, 586
  87. Chafee, Mary D. 49
  88. Chamberlain, D.H. 1
  89. Cheney, Ednah Dow Littlehale 1
  90. Clarke, James Freeman 1
  91. Clarke, J.F. 338*, 358**
  92. Clarke, John S. 1
  93. Cleghorn, Sarah Norcliffe 232
  94. Cohn, Anne M. 459
  95. Coffin, C.C. 1
  96. Comstock, Anthony 239*
  97. Conant, Lucy 138
  98. Conway, Moncure Daniel 1
  99. Cook, Fannie 49*, 50, 51*, 191, 237*, 553
  100. Coolidge, Grace Goodhue 237**
  101. Crawford, J.F. 237, 325
  102. Cullin, Stewart 138*
  103. Cummins, Albert B. 240**, 299**, 463**
  104. Curtis, George William 1
  105. Cutting, Bronson M. 50*, 330*, 402**, 421, 451**, 566*, 695** 697*
  106. Danziger, Samuel 53**, 429*
  107. Davis, Richard Harding 2
  108. Deering, Tam & Ivah 53*, 572, 716*
  109. DeGolier, Spencer M. 53
  110. Deland, Margaret Wade Campbell 2
  111. Delano, Daniel W. 423*, 424
  112. Del Grillo, Adelaide Ristori (see Ristori, Adelaide)
  113. Dell, Floyd 53, 429*, 566
  114. de Mille, Agnes 53, 162
  115. de Mille, Anna Angela George 606**
  116. DeSilver, Albert 266*, 282*, 615, 651*
  117. Dewey, John 406**, 407, 423, 429, 482*, 483, 605**
  118. Dickinson, Robert Latou 143*, 252, 262, 343*, 398**, 415, 430*, 439**, 453, 505*, 568**, 569*, 576**
  119. Dill, Clarence C. 402, 403*
  120. Dilla, Harriette M. 53, 281
  121. Dodge, Grace H. 2
  122. Dombrowsky, James A. 475*
  123. Donald, Winchester 2
  124. Draper, Ruth 483
  125. Drew, Sadie A. 53, 191
  126. Duncan, Winifred Ward 429*
  127. East, Mary L. 344*, 471*
  128. Eastman, Crystal 616*, 617, 619, 637, 638, 639, 640, 641, 642, 643, 652
  129. Eaton, Walton P. 58, 134*
  130. Eddy, George Sherwood 58*
  131. Edson-Kohler, Mira B. 134
  132. Ehrich, Walter L. 627, 629, 630*, 631, 670
  133. Eliot, Charles William 2
  134. Elliman, Kenneth B. 625*, 626*, 627*, 628*, 629*, 630*, 631*, 632, 670
  135. Elliot, Lucy 58*
  136. Ellis, Havelock 250*, 431*, 553
  137. Emerson, Frances 431*
  138. Engelhard, Agnes 58, 191, 252, 321**, 324**, 328**, 345*, 346*, 347*, 360**, 365**, 366**, 398**, 424*, 431*, 548**, 556*, 557*, 558*, 559*, 560*, 562**, 563**
  139. Engelhard, George H. 58, 255, 262*, 263, 345, 346*, 347*, 368, 424*
  140. The Equitist 33, 417*
  141. Ernst, Morris Leopold 32*, 134, 329, 369, 402*, 414*, 418**, 435, 438**, 451**, 454**, 458**, 485*, 486*, 487*, 488*, 568**, 697*
  142. Evans, S. Wayne 58*, 431*, 475*, 570, 586*
  143. Everett, Millard S. 58*, 568*, 569, 578**
  144. Fairley, James A. 47*
  145. Feather, William 59*
  146. Fels, Mary 59**, 636
  147. Fenn, Kathryn 345*
  148. Field, Evelyn 22*, 405*, 483*, 569
  149. Fincke, William M. 44*
  150. Firth, C.H. 2
  151. Fisher, Dorothy Canfield 59*, 713*
  152. Fiske, John 2
  153. Fite, Warner 553
  154. Fitzgerald, Susan W. 432*
  155. Flaster, Edith 59
  156. Fleming, Merica 59*
  157. Fletcher, Londa Stebbins 59**
  158. Floyd, Louise Adams 59, 61*
  159. Floyd, William 26, 45**, 152*, 349*, 434*, 551,555, 566, 569
  160. Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley 644, 650, 692*
  161. Forbes, R.D. 45*
  162. Fosdick, Harry Emerson 45**, 349**
  163. Foy, Mary 658**
  164. Fraina, Louis C. 59*
  165. Frank, Adelaide Schulkind 471*, 530, 531, 532, 537
  166. Freeman, Elisabeth 663
  167. French, Katharine 59
  168. Frye, Alexis E. 2
  169. Fairley, James A. 47*
  170. Gale, Linn A.E. 64*, 425, 436*, 437*, 482*, 493*, 530*, 712*
  171. Gallert, Mark Lewis 75, 157, 424, 610*
  172. Gallert, Myra 157*, 191, 235*, 236**, 252, 254*, 255*, 256, 262, 263**, 282*, 325*, 326, 332**, 338**, 340, 345*, 348*, 352*, 354*, 355*, 356*, 357*, 358*, 359*, 360*, 361*, 364*, 365*, 368, 383*, 394, 403*, 405**, 406**, 410**, 411, 424, 427, 433*, 438**, 551**, 552*, 554**, 566, 569
  173. Gardner, Henry A. 159*, 160*
  174. Garfield, H.W. 2
  175. Garrison, William Lloyd 2
  176. Garvin, Florence 63*, 436*, 455**
  177. Gavit, John Palmer 436*
  178. Geiger, Oscar 607*, 609**
  179. George, Katharine Ames 63, 427
  180. Gibbons, Henry Johns 78*, 79*
  181. Gibbons, James Cardinal 2
  182. Gillette, Frederick H. 352**, 402**
  183. Gillmore, Inez Haynes 162
  184. Gilman, Catheryne Cooke 436*, 479*, 697*, 698*
  185. Gilman, Charlotte Perkins 62, 63*
  186. Gleeson, Adele 63*, 352*
  187. Goller, Gratia 62, 63, 436
  188. Gooch, George 2
  189. Gordon, George A. 2
  190. Gray, John H. 63
  191. Greeley, Helen Hoy 81*
  192. Green, Arthur B. 63
  193. Green, Henry L. 62*
  194. Green, Julia M. 328, 329*, 423, 436*, 678*, 679*, 680*, 681*, 682*, 683*, 684*, 685*, 686*, 687*, 688*
  195. Greene, Aimee Ruggles 62
  196. Gruening, Ernest 2, 402**, 425*, 456** 457*
  197. Gruening, Martha 82*, 209*, 210, 218
  198. Hale, Edward Everett 3
  199. Hall, Bolton 78*, 83*, 249, 439*, 607, 608, 609*, 629
  200. Hallinan, Charles T. 616**, 617, 618**, 620, 622, 623, 627**
  201. Hamilton, Mary Evelyn 369*
  202. Hanau, Stella 331*, 360*, 408*, 451*, 457*, 504, 570*, 588
  203. Hancock, Frank W. 405**, 406**
  204. Harcourt, L. 3
  205. Harris, W.T. 3
  206. Harrison, Frederic 3
  207. Hart, Albert Bushnell 3
  208. Hart, Henriette 384*
  209. Hast, Lisette 161*
  210. Hatfield, Henry D. 405**, 406**
  211. Hay, John 3
  212. Hays, Arthur Garfield 441*, 708
  213. Heidelberg, Virginia P. 85*, 269*, 270, 271*, 439
  214. Hemenway, Augustus 3
  215. Henderson, Helen W. 179*
  216. Hepburn, Katharine Houghton 329*, 369**
  217. Higginson, Thomas Wentworth 3
  218. Hill, George Q. 165*
  219. Hillquit, Morris 652*
  220. Himes, Norman Edwin 369*, 409, 424*, 439*, 551
  221. Hirsell, Olive 439**, 440*
  222. Hitchcock, Frederick H. and Ethel 75**, 347*, 352*, 362*, 363*, 364*, 365*, 366*, 367*, 368*, 423, 547*, 548
  223. Hitt, Robert R. 3
  224. Hoag, Clarence Gilbert 603*
  225. Hoar, George F. 3
  226. Holmes, John Haynes 45*, 47*, 50, 54*, 61, 63, 257*, 427*,553*, 619, 636, 647*, 708
  227. Holmes, Oliver Wendell 3
  228. Holt, Lillian 636*
  229. Hooker, Edith Houghton 58
  230. Hoover, Herbert 3, 407**
  231. Hopkins, J.A.H. 645*, 651*
  232. Howe, Julia Ward 3
  233. Howells, William Dean 3
  234. Howells, John Mead 3
  235. Howson, Julie B. 322*, 331*, 424*
  236. Hurd-Mead, Kate Campbell 249
  237. Huse, P.B.P. 56, 162, 322*, 325*, 374, 420**, 424*, 530, 532, 569
  238. Hyde, Virginia see Heidelberg, Virginia Ingersoll, Charles H. 397*, 442*, 475, 606, 608*, 627*
  239. Irwin, Inez Haynes (see Gillmore, Inez Haynes)
  240. Ives, C.P. 457*, 586*
  241. Jacobi, Anna Manus 166*
  242. Jacobs, Aletta H. 260*, 554
  243. James, William 4
  244. Jefferson, Charles E. 4
  245. Jewett, Mary B. 249
  246. Jones, Eleanor Dwight 322*, 323**, 360**, 380*, 387**, 405**, 408*
  247. Jones, Thomas Jesse 47
  248. Jung, Rudolf 4
  249. Kaufman, Louis Rene 86*, 425, 538
  250. Keating, Margaret Sloan Medill 636
  251. Kendig, Isabelle 677*
  252. Kennedy, Anne 286*, 287, 288, 326*
  253. Kenyon, Dorothy 475
  254. Kidd, Benjamin 4
  255. King, Cora Smith 283*
  256. Kirchwey, Freda 162, 588
  257. Knoblauch, Mary 162, 163, 164, 191, 234, 271, 677*
  258. Knopf, S. Adolphus 380*, 425, 462*
  259. Konikow, Antoinette F. 191, 380*, 427, 443*, 554
  260. Krehbiel, Edward 87*, 88*, 89*
  261. Kropotkin, Peter 4
  262. La Follette, Fola 669*
  263. La Guardia, Fiorello H. 638, 198**, 405, 707
  264. Lamont, Corliss 444*, 482**
  265. Lane, Margaret 162, 163, 232, 444, 637, 638, 639, 641, 642
  266. Lane, Vera 281*, 287
  267. Langham, George 4
  268. Lasker, Mary Woodard and Florina 331, 703*, 704*, 705*, 706, 707, 708
  269. Leach, Agnes 651*
  270. Leinonen, Karl F. 167*
  271. Leo, Jessie Macdonald 90*, 444*
  272. Lewinski-Corwin, E.H. 228*, 229*, 230*
  273. Lewis, Janet C. 167*, 182, 444*
  274. Lindey, Alexander 294*, 381*, 451**, 486*, 487*, 488*, 493*, 569, 694*
  275. Lippelman, Bertha van Nes 91*
  276. Lippmann, Walter 301**, 402**, 454
  277. Littledale, Clara Savage 92, 191, 418, 425, 444*, 454*, 457, 552
  278. Livermore, Mary Ashton Rice 4
  279. Lloyd, W.D. 4
  280. Lochner, Louis P. 647, 658, 662*, 663
  281. Lodge, Henry Cabot 4
  282. Long, John D. 4
  283. Lowenthal, Eleanor 427, 446*
  284. McCasland, Vine 71*, 72**, 73*, 74*, 75**, 77*, 252, 254**, 256, 263*, 282**, 348, 354*, 355**, 360**, 364*, 365*, 366, 383*, 391, 405, 406, 410, 424, 433**, 438*, 547*, 551**, 552**, 554**
  285. McCall, J.W. 4
  286. MacDonald, James Ramsay 4
  287. Magoun, Jeanne B. 93, 449*, 553, 569, 655
  288. Mander, Jane 93, 260**
  289. Marquand, Eleanor C. 173*, 191**
  290. Marquand, Katherine C. 173*
  291. Mather, W. 4
  292. Maule, Frances 162, 271
  293. Mead, Edwin D. 433*
  294. Mead, Kate Campbell (see Hurd-Mead, Kate Campbell)
  295. Mead, Lucia True Ames 179**, 433, 647
  296. Meek, Lois Hayden 418, 449, 453
  297. Mencken, H.L. 525*, 553, 588**
  298. Mendenhall, Florence House 94*
  299. Merwin, Martha Prentice 95*, 96*, 97, 98, 99, 100, 423
  300. Midgard, C. Edward 451*
  301. Milholland, Inez 598**
  302. Milliken, Samuel 627, 628*
  303. Miller, Alice Duer 162, 164*
  304. Miller, Helen Guthrie 449
  305. Miller, Joseph Dana 604, 605*
  306. Moore, Allison Pierce 323
  307. Morley, John 4
  308. Moscheles, Felix 4
  309. Moskowitz, Grover M. 415**, 418**, 430**, 453**
  310. Moss, Gordon W. 694*, 695*, 696*, 697*, 698*
  311. Moulton, Louise Chandler 4
  312. Moxcey, Mary E. 93*, 469, 470*
  313. Mudd, Emily Hartshorne 533, 534, 535
  314. Narregang, S.W. 405*
  315. Nash, Carol 75**, 360
  316. Nash, Ogden 59
  317. Nearing, Scott 662*, 663*
  318. Nelson, Caroline 386*, 387*, 391*
  319. New York Academy of Medicine 228*, 229*, 230*
  320. New York Society of Craftsmen 176*, 177*, 178*, 190*
  321. Noricour, J. 4
  322. Norris, Charles G. 384*
  323. Norris George W. 384*, 405**, 407**, 408**, 455, 463**, 697**
  324. Norton, Charles Eliot 4
  325. Noyes, Hilda H. 286**
  326. O'Brien, Robert L. 5
  327. Olds, Genevieve D. 508*, 509
  328. Oldys, Henry 5
  329. O'Reilly, John Boyle 5
  330. Overton, Walter 102*, 103*, 104*, 105*, 106*, 107*, 108*, 568*, 570
  331. Page, Walter Hines 5
  332. Palmer, Alice Freeman 5
  333. Park, Alice 386*, 391*, 425*, 461*, 468
  334. Parker, Henry Taylor 5
  335. Parmenter, Kenneth R. 59, 109*, 453, 460*, 461*
  336. Parsons, Albert Stevens 5
  337. Peabody, Francis 5
  338. Peabody, George Foster 5, 45**, 630
  339. Pearce, Miriam B. 180*
  340. Perkins, Frances 461*
  341. Pilpel, Harriet F. 398
  342. Pinchot, Amos 618, 619, 648, 651*
  343. Pinchot, Gertrude M. 269*, 271*
  344. Porritt, Annie G. 287*, 288*
  345. Post, Alice Thatcher 191, 425, 460*, 461*, 717*
  346. Post, Louis 615
  347. Potter, Edwin S. 393*, 403*, 405, 407*, 426*, 460*, 461**, 552, 697**
  348. Prentis, Edmund Astley 186*
  349. Putnam, George Haven 292*, 293*, 630**, 670*
  350. Quitman, Jesse 396*
  351. Rainford, Percy 185*
  352. Rankin, Jeannette 404**, 658, 671
  353. Rawson, Marion Nicholl 270**, 271, 464*
  354. Reed, Stuart F. 67*
  355. Rembaugh, Bertha 259*
  356. Renshaw, Maidee B. 269*
  357. Ristori, Adelaide 2
  358. Robinson, Frederic H. 505*
  359. Robinson, Mary S. 110
  360. Robinson, William J. 293*, 423, 456, 462, 465**, 466**, 553**
  361. Roe, Netha 189*, 191
  362. Rolland, Romaine 260*
  363. Rollins, Carl P. 110, 189*, 464
  364. Roosevelt, Eleanor 189**, 608**
  365. Roosevelt, Theodore 5
  366. Rosenberg, S.L. Millard 464*, 465*, 466*
  367. Rosenwald, Julius 45**
  368. Root, Elihu 5
  369. Royden, A. Maude 111*
  370. Rublee, Juliet Barrett 288**, 326**
  371. Rusk, Katherine Gaul 140*
  372. Russell, Dora 554*
  373. Ruutz-Rees, Caroline 189
  374. Ryan, Agnes E. 110
  375. Sabin, Mrs. Charles 32**, 229**
  376. Salert, William M. 5
  377. Sanborn, F.B. 5
  378. Sanger, Margaret 234*, 252, 262*, 265**, 285*, 286*, 287*, 288*, 326*, 340**, 397**, 399*, 400*, 402**, 403, 405**, 407**, 408, 410**, 419, 652
  379. Schmalhausen, Samuel Daniel 456, 472*, 582*, 583*
  380. Schneiderman, Rose 536*
  381. Schulkind, Adelaide M. (see Frank, Adelaide Schulkind)
  382. Schurman, J. 5
  383. Schwerz, C. 5
  384. Schwimmer, Rosika 472, 555
  385. Scranton, Ann 190*
  386. Sergio, Lisa 189*
  387. Shaw, Anna Howard 655*
  388. Shaw, Elton R. 712*
  389. Shelly, Rebecca 112, 648, 653, 658
  390. Sherwood, Elizabeth 282
  391. Sinclair, Upton 629*
  392. Smedley, Agnes 234
  393. Smith, Appleton W. 5
  394. Smith, Katharine Ware 112, 472
  395. Smith, Marie Virginia 598, 599*, 600
  396. Smith, William Hawley 113*
  397. Sobrier, Elisabeth P. 5
  398. Society of Arts and Crafts (Boston) 177, 186, 193*, 194*
  399. Stead, W.T. 5
  400. Stedman, Edmund C. 5
  401. Stephens, Frank 114, 472*, 716*
  402. Stickley, Gustav 179
  403. Stillman, Clara Gruening 239**, 269
  404. Stoddard, John L. 5
  405. Stone, Hannah Mayer 476**
  406. Stone, Harlan Fiske 5
  407. Stone, Margaret Grant 115
  408. Stopes, Marie Charlotte Carmichael 287, 288, 291*, 292*, 293*, 294*, 326, 370, 424, 426, 430
  409. Stowe, Lyman Beecher 5
  410. Straight, Dorothy 88*
  411. Straus, Oscar S. 5
  412. Sumner, F.B. 69, 252, 299, 407*
  413. Sumner, John S. 299, 481*
  414. Sutro, Florentine S. 262*, 473*
  415. Suttner, Bertha von 5
  416. Swing, Raymond Gram 329*, 385**
  417. Taft, William H. 370
  418. Tarbell, Ida M. 5, 476*
  419. Taylor, Charles Francis 116*, 476*
  420. Taylor, Henry 195*
  421. Thomas, Norman 618, 651*
  422. Time 117*, 411**, 547*, 554**, 566*
  423. Tompkins, Jean Burnet 281
  424. Tresca, Carlo 493
  425. Turner, Alice Martin and Harry 477*, 483**, 570
  426. Tyrer, Alfred H. 411*
  427. Vaile, William N. 300*, 463**, 552
  428. Van Doren, Dorothy 174, 385*, 451**, 589*
  429. Van Ingen, Philip 228*, 229
  430. Vane, Francis 6
  431. Villard, Fanny Garrison 118, 627*, 642
  432. Villard, Oswald Garrison 385*, 619, 620, 627*, 651*, 715, 716**
  433. Vincent, Nell 640, 641, 642, 643
  434. Wagner, C. 6
  435. Wald, Lillian D. 62, 616*
  436. Walters, Frank L. 451*
  437. Ware, Ford 197*, 407
  438. Ware, Livonia C. 11*, 59, 102**, 109**, 433*, 569
  439. Warner, Charles Dudley 6
  440. Warren, Francis K. 22*
  441. Washington, Booker T. 6
  442. Wells, Catherine 553
  443. White, Andrew D. 6
  444. White, Marjorie 478*
  445. Whiting, Frederic Allen 197*, 453, 478*
  446. Whitney, Charlotte Anita 657*, 668**
  447. Whittier, John Greenleaf 6
  448. Wildman, Rounsevelle 6
  449. Williams, George Frank 6
  450. Williams, P.R. 605*
  451. Wilson, Woodrow 6, 636**, 654**
  452. Winsor, Mary 616*
  453. Wolcott, Roger 6
  454. Wold, Emma 648, 674
  455. Wood, Hollingsworth 615, 616*, 618
  456. Woolsey, John M. 479*
  457. Wright, Carroll 6
  458. Young, Art 80, 480
  459. Young, Evangeline Wilson 56*, 538
  460. Zueblin, Charles 118

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Dennett, Mary Ware, 1872-1947. Papers of Mary Ware Dennett, 1874-1944: A Finding Aid
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