Margery W. Harriss correspondence
Scope and Contents
This collection contains correspondence with Margery Harriss and gives a glimpse of life in Baltimore; mostly during the 1940’s and 1950’s. Included is a small collection of
correspondence with her husband, R. P. Harriss.
The correspondence is arranged into two series. Series one consists of letters written to Margery Harriss. The correspondents are filed in alphabetical order. In some cases, the full name of the correspondent was not given. These letters are filed in alphabetical order following the identified authors. One file of outgoing correspondence is included at the end of the series. Series two contains letters written to R. P. Harriss, letters written jointly to Mr. and Mrs. Harriss, and letters written to their daughter, Clarinda.
- Creation: 1919 - 1979
- Harriss, Margery W., 1910-2003 (Person)
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This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.
This collection is open for use.
Conditions Governing Use
Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.
"Margery Willis was born and raised near Hollins Market in Southwest Baltimore. After graduating from Forest Park High School in 1925, she attended the State Normal School in Towson from which she earned her teacher's certificate and a bachelor's degree in education. She earned a master's degree in education from the Johns Hopkins University in 1951."
Citation: Jacques Kelly and Frederick N. Rasmussen. (2003, March 21). Margery Harriss, 93, city schoolteacher: [FINAL Edition]. The Sun, p. 6B. Retrieved November 3, 2009, from The Sun, Baltimore (Special). (Document ID: 311941071).
0.95 Cubic Feet (2 letter size document boxes, 1 letter half-size document box)
Language of Materials
This collection contains correspondence with Margery Harriss and gives a glimpse of life in Baltimore from 1930 to 1979, though most material dates from the 1940's and 1950's. Included is a small collection of correspondence with her husband, R. P. Harriss. The correspondence is arranged into two series.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were purchased from Charles Apfelbaum in 2009.
Finding aid prepared by Kelly Spring in November 2009. Additional correction done in July 2018 by Ye Ji Choi.
- Guide to the Margery W. Harriss correspondence
- Kelly Spring
- 2009 November 05, 2018 July
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