April 2020 Acquisition: The Semple Portfolio of Notable Women

The MUUS Collection is excited to announce its acquisition of The Semple Portfolio of Notable Women. The archive, assembled in the 1920s by American publisher and author James Alexander Semple, includes signed letters and photographs of prominent women in the United States in the early twentieth century.

The women—suffragists, doctors, writers, philanthropists, educators, actresses—were to be included in a book titled ‘Representative Women in America.’ While the book never materialized, the expansive archive thankfully survives a century later to tell the stories of these pioneering women. Stay tuned for more on this exceptional archive.

Mary Anderson
Helen Keller
Helen Keller's Signature
Florence Jaffray Harriman
Florence Jaffray Harriman's Data Submission
Ruth Bryan Owen
Ruth Bryan Owen's Data Submission
Paris Photo 2022
Grand Palais ÉphémèreChamps de Mars - Paris
November 10 - 13, 2022

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