In Her Own Right

Emily Greene Balch Papers

Date created 1842-01-01 – 1961-01-01
Creators Emily Greene Balch (1867-1961)
Abstract The significance of this collection to the current project largely depends on how parameters are defined. Balch was connected to Philadelphia because she was educated at Bryn Mawr, and materials from her years there do some shed light on how she became the activist that she did. However, other collections can likely make this connection in a stronger way. Materials from later in her life have a higher research value.
Description Before she became a peace activist, Emily Greene Balch was a member of Bryn Mawr's first graduating class (1889). Materials from this part of her life include letters to friends and family members, appointment books, lists of contacts, and occasional observations on issues like labor conditions and economic inequality. Later autobiographical writing also attributes her political awakening to her time at Bryn Mawr.
Research interest The significance of this collection to the current project largely depends on how parameters are defined. Balch was connected to Philadelphia because she was educated at Bryn Mawr, and materials from her years there do some shed light on how she became the activist that she did. However, other collections can likely make this connection in a stronger way. Materials from later in her life have a higher research value.
Size 27.75 lf
Geographical location
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