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Ada Peirce McCormick Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0396A

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.

Dates

  • 1850-1998

Creator

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Extent

12 linear feet (12 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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.

Related Materials

The researcher interested in the Peirce family may also want to consult the Peirce family papers (SpC MS 0396) which are also held by the Special Collections Department of Fogler Library.

Title
Guide to the Ada Peirce McCormick Papers
Status
Box And Folder List Available
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for uncoded script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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