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Guide to the Hannah Campbell Papers
 MS 2948

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Biographical/Historical note

Hannah Campbell was born January 30, 1926 in High Point, North Carolina. She worked as a professional stenographer and legal secretary from the late 1940's through 1957. In 1958, she moved to New York City to pursue a career as a writer. She worked for various publications, including Cosmopolitan (1958-1961), Field & Stream (1963-ca. 1967), and Reader's Digest (ca. 1967-1982). While at Cosmopolitan, she began a regularly appearing column on the history of brand names, and in 1964 wrote a book on the same subject entitled Why Did They Name It...?. She also wrote free-lance articles and stories.

Never married, Campbell returned to North Carolina in 1982. She died in 2004.