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Guide to the Mary R. Beard Letters to Margaret Zogbaum, 1947-1950

Summary

Mary Ritter Beard was an American historian and archivist. Collection comprises 8 letters Mary R. Beard wrote to Margaret Zogbaum, a resident of Mizzen Top in Tryon, North Carolina, between 1947 and 1950.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11624
Title
Mary R. Beard letters to Margaret Zogbaum
Date
1947-1950
Creator
Beard, Mary Ritter, 1876-1958
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet, 8 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises 8 letters, 3 autograph and 5 typescript, Mary R. Beard wrote to Margaret Zogbaum, a resident of Mizzen Top in Tryon, North Carolina, between 1947 and 1950. Topics include the state of the publishing industry for literature; plans for visitors; musicologists Henry S. Drinker and his wife, Sophie; and the demands of Beard's writing, including its serving as a "salvation" following her husband's death in 1948, as well as her rule for not writing introductions for works by others.

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Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

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Collection is open for research.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Mary R. Beard Letters to Margaret Zogbaum, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Letters
Folder 1
 

Historical Note

Mary Ritter Beard was an American historian and archivist who played an important role in the women's suffrage movement and was a lifelong advocate of social justice through educational and activist roles in both the labor and woman's rights movements. She wrote several books on women's role in history including On Understanding Women (1931), America Through Women's Eyes (1933), and Woman As Force In History: A Study in Traditions and Realities (1946). In addition, she collaborated with her husband, eminent historian Charles Austin Beard, on several distinguished works, most notably The Rise of American Civilization (1927). Beard was a resident of New Milford, Connecticut, and Baltimore, Maryland.


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Provenance

The Mary R. Beard Letters to Margaret Zogbaum were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Alice Poffinberger, June, 2018

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2015-0050-LUBMSS116