Ada Peirce McCormick Papers
Scope and Contents
The papers of a social activist, author, editor of Letter Magazine (Tucson, Arizona), and founder of the Little Chapel of All Nations. The bulk of the papers are family letters or materials concerning the Peirce timberlands. Included also are copies of Ada Peirce McCormick's magazine Letter, magazine articles and clippings, correspondence, genealogies, wills, diaries, and photographs.
- Creation: 1850-1998
- McCormick, Ada P. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.
Conditions Governing Use
Information on literary rights available in the repository.
Ada Stetson Peirce McCormick was born in Bangor, Maine on March 28, 1888, the fourth child of Mellen Chamberlain and Anna Cora Hayford Peirce. Her education included the Ogontz School, Garland School of Homemaking, Boston School of Social Workers, and the University of Arizona where she earned a degree in 1932. She married Frederick Culver McCormick in Bangor on July 31, 1915, and they settled in Williamsport, Pennsylvania until they relocated to Tucson, Arizona in 1931. She was editor of the magazine Letter, a national publication promoting better international relations. She helped to incorporate the Little Chapel of All Nations, a non-denominational chapel for both students and those seeking a quiet place to pray. She passed away August 4, 1974.
12 linear feet (12 boxes)
Language of Materials
The bulk of the papers are family letters or materials concerning the Peirce timberlands. Included also are copies of Ada Peirce McCormick's magazine Letter, magazine articles and clippings, correspondence, genealogies, wills, diaries, and photographs.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
From the estate of Ada Peirce McCormick, 1975, 1978, 1998.
- Guide to the Ada Peirce McCormick Papers
- Box And Folder List Available
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Finding aid written in English.