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Guide to the Mary E. Gawthorpe Papers TAM.275

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Jessica Weglein and Laura Helton, 2001-2003

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 08, 2019
Finding aid is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Updated and edited by Jasmine Sykes-Kunk for compliance with DACS and ACM Required Elements for Archival Description  , May 2019

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by Mary E. Gawthorpe were transferred to New York University in 2001 by Anne Ward Crocker, Elizabeth Ward Miessner, and Joyce Cover Ward. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive. Please contact

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Mary E. Gawthorpe Papers; TAM 275; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Related Material

The Dora Marsden Papers, housed in the Manuscripts Division of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Princeton University, contain an extensive amount of correspondence between Marsden and Gawthorpe. The Suffragette Fellowship Collection at the Museum of London also contains materials related to Gawthorpe's work with the Women's Social and Political Union.

Separated Material

A copy of Gawthorpe's autobiography, Up Hill to Holloway, and its accompanying index/supplement were separated for library cataloging, as were approximately ten other books related to women's suffrage and other topics. A number of suffrage-themed journals which were originally processed as part of the collection were separated in 2013 and also designated for library cataloging.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

This collection, with the exception of some parts of Boxes 4 and 5 and some of the photographs, is available on microfilm (Film R-7264) for use in this repository only. The publishers of the microfilm edition excluded a small number of documents from these boxes, mainly concerning family history, because of privacy considerations. Researchers must use microfilm for this collection except for Boxes 4 and 5 and the photographs, at the discretion of the reference archivist. There is also a guide to the microfilm available at the Tamiment Library (call number REF HQ1413.G39 A3 2006).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Some items, specifically the "Self Denial" sash in boxes 10-11 are extremely fragile; researchers must consult the photograph of the object.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Anne Ward Crocker, Elizabeth Ward Miessner, and Joyce Cover Ward in 2001. The accession numbers related to this gift are 2001.028 and 2001.183.

Processing Information

Photographic materials originally housed in albums were taken from the albums and rehoused in photograph or negative sleeves and stored in a photograph box when the collection was initially processed in the early 2000s.

Photographs and graphic materials separated from this collection during processing were established as a separate collection, the Mary E. Gawthorpe Photographs (PHOTOS 227). In 2013, the photograph collection was reincorporated into the Mary E. Gawthorpe Papers (TAM 275).

Artifacts in the collection were rehoused by NYU's preservation department in 2013.

In 2019, items were placed in new acid-free folders and boxes in preparation for offsite storage.