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Ada Campbell Rose (1901-1976) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 31/6/45
The Ada Campbell Rose Papers fill two boxes and span the years 1922-1977, with the bulk of the material dating from 1957 to 1975. The Papers are arranged in four categories: biographical materials, speeches and conferences, editorial work, and writings.

The biographical materials, spanning the years 1922-1977, are comprised of general personal data (including her diploma, her will, and obituaries), 1922-1977; property records, 1957-1969; financial records, 1942-1975; materials relating to her volunteer work as editor of Friends Journal and at Friends Hospital, 1951-1975; correspondence, arranged chronologically by date, 1948-1976; an address book and cards, 1963-1975; and three diaries, 1969-1975.

The material in the speeches and conferences files spans the years 1950-1975 and is arranged chronologically by date. It includes speeches Rose delivered on various occasions, 1950-1974, and files relating to writers' conferences she attended as a speaker and workshop leader.

The material relating to Rose's editorial work spans the years 1938-1975 and is arranged in three folders. One folder contains clippings relating to Rose and her work as editor of Jack and Jill, and articles and short stories she wrote for the magazine, 1938-1973; another contains letters written by children to Jack and Jill, 1945-1957; and the third contains records relating to her editorial work for Westminster Press, 1969-1975.

The writings span the years 1924-1975. The materials are contained in folders arranged alphabetically order by article/story title, and by form of writing. Each folder typically contains the text of the story or article and correspondence, clippings, and other material relating to the work.

Dates

  • 1922-1977

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at archives@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

2.00 Boxes

Abstract

The Ada Campbell Rose Papers fill two boxes and span the years 1922-1977, with the bulk of the material dating from 1957 to 1975. The Papers are arranged in four categories: biographical materials, speeches and conferences, editorial work, and writings. The biographical materials, spanning the years 1922-1977, are comprised of general personal data (including her diploma, her will, and obituaries), 1922-1977; property records, 1957-1969; financial records, 1942-1975; materials relating to her volunteer work as editor of Friends Journal and at Friends Hospital, 1951-1975; correspondence, arranged chronologically by date, 1948-1976; an address book and cards, 1963-1975; and three diaries, 1969-1975. The material relating to Rose's editorial work spans the years 1938-1975 and is arranged in three folders. One folder contains clippings relating to Rose and her work as editor of Jack and Jill, and articles and short stories she wrote for the magazine, 1938-1973; another contains letters written by children to Jack and Jill, 1945-1957; and the third contains records relating to her editorial work for Westminster Press, 1969-1975.

Method of Acquisition

The Ada Campbell Rose Papers were donated to Northwestern University Archives by Beverly P. Smaby on April 23, 1984 as Accession No. 84-55.

Separated Materials

A small number of photographs were transferred to the Photograph Collection. Four books written by Rose were added to the Alumni Authors Collection, Room 103.

Processing Information

Patrizia Sione, November 1996.
Title
Guide to the Ada Campbell Rose (1901-1976) Papers
Author
Patrizia Sione
Date
01/11/1996
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Room 110
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Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3354