Ella Brown Russell Papers
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.
- Russell, Ella Brown (Person)
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Collection is open for research.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.
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.
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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.
For current information on the location of these materials, please contact Special Collections.
Gift of Mrs. Ella Brown Russell, Brattleboro VT, 1978, 1980.
- Ella Brown Russell Papers, 1931 - 1979
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