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Ella Brown Russell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: mss-126

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists almost entirely of Mrs. Russell's journals from 1932 to 1976. In addition to their accounts of her daily life, the journals also contain frequent extended reflections on national and world affairs, literature, society, and art. The locales of the various years of the journals are: Detroit, 1932 - 34; Pennsylvania, 1934 - 43; Chicago, 1943 - 49; Sarasota, Florida, 1950 - 73; and Manchester and Brattleboro, VT, 1973 - 80.

Dates

  • 1931-1979

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access:

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights:

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Born in Manchester Depot, Vermont, on April 2, 1898, Ella Brown grew up on a farm in nearby Arlington. After attending high school in Roxbury, Massachusetts, she took a one-year secretarial course at Northampton Commercial College, and worked at Massachusetts Agricultural College for two years before marrying Howard Leigh Russell in 1918. The Russells lived in Detroit and Pennsylvania until Mr. Russell's death in 1951, when Mrs. Russell moved to Sarasota, Florida. She returned to Manchester, VT, in 1973, and five years later moved to Brattleboro.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (2 cartons)

Overview

The collection consists almost entirely of Mrs. Russell's journals from 1932 to 1976. In addition to their accounts of her daily life, the journals also contain frequent extended reflections on national and world affairs, literature, society, and art.

Physical Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please contact Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Ella Brown Russell, Brattleboro VT, 1978, 1980.
Title
Ella Brown Russell Papers, 1931 - 1979
Status
Completed
Date
2001
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Silver Special Collections Library
48 University Place, Room B201
Burlington Vermont 05405 U.S.A. US
(802) 656-2138
(802) 656-4038 (Fax)