Collection consists of Janet Richards’ notes for articles and lectures on various topics, as well as for interviews with Nicholas Horthy and Benito Mussolini. Letters are from notables such as Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, William E. Borah, Pascual Cervera, Salmon P. Chase, Ernest Dimnet, Theodore Dreiser, Joseph Grew, Charles Evans Hughes, Cordell Hull, Jean Jules Jusserand, Frank B. Kellogg, Elihu Root, Evelyn McLean, Henry Stimson, and Helen Taft.
Abundant photographs are included of actors and scenes of the Oberammergau Passion Play attended by Richards from 1890 to 1910. Other photographs are of Janet Richards, Benes, Cervera, Mussolini, and women’s suffragists Susan B. Anthony and Anna Shaw.
Family accounts, school exercises, and miscellaneous notebooks (dated 1869-1898) belonging to Richards, her sister Mary Ann and father William are also extant.
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