Front cover image for Papers of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1846-1961

Papers of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1846-1961

Correspondence, diaries, journals, manuscripts, articles, reviews, clippings, photos, and drawings provide information about Gilman's personal and public life. Largest group of letters, 1897-1900, is to her future second husband, George Houghton Gilman. Other correspondence includes a sizable group to her daughter Katharine between 1895 and 1934; letters from William Dean Howells, Jane Addams, Edward Bellamy, Susan B. Anthony, James Keir Hardie, and Florence Kelley; and items pertaining to her books and articles. Literary material includes manuscripts and typescripts of chapters for Sex in Civilization (1929) and Woman's Coming of Age (1930); the plays A Pretty Idiot (1889), Changing Hands (ca. 1890), and Three Women; the books Social Ethics, A Study in Ethics (1933), and "A Winter in California; manuscripts by others; miscellaneous stories; poems; sermons; lectures; school essays; and reviews of her works. There are also correspondence and memorabilia pertaining to international congresses Gilman attended, 1899-1913
Archival Material, English, 1846
14.5 linear feet. (29 boxes, 2 card file boxes, 1 folio box, 1 folio+ box, 1 oversize box) plus 2 supersize folders, 10 photograph folders.