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Ida Husted Harper papers

 Collection — Folder: S0595
Identifier: S0595

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Ida Husted Harper's manuscript, The Associated Work of the Women of Indiana. The handwritten manuscript is 140 pages long and contains 45 chapters that relate information and statistics regarding the many missionary societies, temperance unions, literary clubs, and other organizations managed by women in Indiana up to April 1893. The collection also includes a letter sent by Mrs. Harper to Ed Hawkins regarding the publishing of her manuscript (circa 1893).The Associated Work of the Women of Indiana was published in 1893 by Wm B. Burford of Indianapolis as an Indiana World's Fair monograph.


  • 1893


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note/Historical Note/Administrative History

Ida Husted Harper, journalist and suffragist, was born in Fairfield, Franklin County, Indiana on February 18, 1851. She married Thomas W. Harper in 1871 and settled in Terre Haute, Indiana. For 12 years, she wrote a column entitled, "A Woman's Opinions" for the Terre Haute Saturday Evening Mail. She and her husband had one daughter before divorcing in February, 1890. Ida Harper attended Stanford University (1893-1895) and joined the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) in 1896. She was close friends with Susan B. Anthony and collaborated with her on theHistory of Woman Suffrage. She also wroteThe Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony. Ms. Harper's writings and many years of work for women's suffrage played a big part in the successful campaign for the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. She died on March 14, 1931 in Washington, D.C.


"Ida A. Husted Harper." Encyclopedia Britannica. January 16, 2009. Accessed December 19, 2016.

"Ida Husted Harper." Indiana Commission for Women. Accessed December 19, 2016.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation on 1915/11/14.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/12/19 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/12/19 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid revised 2016/12/28 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.