Anna Rochester papers, 1880-1958  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Rochester, Anna
Anna Rochester papers
1880-1958 (inclusive)
4.25 linear feet, (12 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 624
Anna Rochester (1880-1966) was a social worker, Marxist economist, and historian. In 1920, she and five other women, including her partner Grace Hutchins, established a commune in New York City that operated for two years. In 1927, she helped found the Labor Research Association with Grace Hutchins. The collection contains correspondence, which includes letters from Ella R. Bloor, Edith McGrath, and Vida Scudder; a journal, 1880 to 1918; literary manuscripts, genealogical materials, and photographs.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Labor reformer and communist intellectual Anna Rochester was born in New York City in 1880. She was the great granddaughter of the founder of Rochester, New York. Journals kept by her mother reveal that from a very early age, Anna was intuitive and intelligent, taking an interest in things that were ‘inappropriate’ for her age and gender. While attending both Bryn Mawr College and Columbia University, she became a Marxist scholar, proclaiming herself a socialist in 1910. From 1912 until 1915, she wrote and edited for the National Labor Child Committee and from 1922-1926, she was the editor of a pacifist magazine, The World Tomorrow.

From 1920-1922, Anna and five other women formed a community house. One of these women was Grace Hutchins with whom Rochester would spend the rest of her life. According to Janet Lee (Hutchins’ and Rochester’s biographer), Hutchins and Rochester “were a part of [a] cohort of women whose commitment to social activism was integrated with their lesbian orientation.”

Rochester and Hutchins set out on a worldwide quest to examine the status of women and socialism in other countries. Returning to the United States in 1927, the two founded the Labor Research Association in New York City.

Rochester spent much of her life striving for the rights of children, women and the working class. She was most revered for her literature, which brought ideas to the surface that were new and unusual even among well-read people. The most well known of her books are Labor and Coal, Lenin and the Agrarian Question, The Populist Movement in the United States, Why Farmers are Poor, Capitalism and Progress and the one having the largest impact, Rulers of America. Besides monographs, Anna wrote many articles and pamphlets concerning the labor movement and the impact of capitalism.

In 1966, Anna Rochester died in the home that she shared with Grace Hutchins. Grace was by her side at the time of her death and preserved her correspondence, literary manuscripts, family memorabilia and other materials that document her life. Together with the Grace Hutchins papers, this collection provides a view of the life and times of Anna Rochester.

Source: Lee, Janet. Comrades and Partners: The Shared Lives of Grace Hutchins and Anna Rochester. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2000.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Anna Rochester Papers includes a journal that was kept by her mother for the first 20 years of her life as well as many photographs from her youth. There are photos also of the community house that Anna lived in (as well as records). The correspondence contained in this collection is quite extensive, ranging from personal to strongly political.

The majority of the Rochester collection constitutes records of her work as a writer. There are reviews and articles that were written in response to her work as well as letters from the publishing companies about her. Many of her first drafts and research material are also present.

The work itself in this collection consists of articles and reviews written by Anna as well as pamphlets and books (Summary of Child Welfare Laws, Facilities for Children’s Play in the District of Columbia, Juvenile Delinquency in Certain Countries at War, Child Labor in Warring Countries, Street Workers, What the Government Says about Cotton Mills, What State Laws and the Federal Circuit Say about Child Labor, More Protection for Working Children, Baby Week Campaigns, Children at Work on Men’s Clothing, Mental Defectiveness in New Castle County Delaware, Newspapers and Child Labor, Why Farmers are Poor, Farmers and the War, American Capitalism, Labor and Coal, The Nature of Capitalism, The Populist Movement in the United States and versions of these in Japanese and Russian).

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Anna Rochester Papers, Ax 624, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Collection is organized into the following series: Series I. Biographical Materials; Series II. Correspondence; Series III. Literary Works; Series IV. Community House Records; Series V. Photographs; and Series VI. Oversize. Series II. Correspondence is organized into the following subseries: Series II, Subseries A. Incoming Correspondence; and Series II, Subseries B. Outgoing Correspondence. Series III. Literary Works is organized into the following subseries: Series III. Subseries A. Short Works; Series III, Subseries B. Drafts and Research Materials; Series III, Subseries C. Responses to Books; Series III, Subseries D. Original newsprint articles; and Series III, Subseries E. Japanese translations.

Processing Note

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Biographical and Family MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
1 2
Memberships, Passports, Birth Certificate
1 3
A.R. Annals
1 4
Soviet Government Bonds
1 5
Articles about Anna
1 6
1 7
Condolence letters to Grace Hutchins following Rochester’s death
1 8
Original News Clippings
Autograph book of Louise A. Rochester

Series II:  CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Incoming correspondence
Box Folder
2 1
Allen, Devere
Letter regarding the well being of the family, what all of his children and himself have been doing.
November 25, 1951
2 2
Bloor, Ella Reeve
In regard to politics and ignorance of what real freedom and real democracy is when it comes to racism.
April 20, 1943
2 3
Bloor, Ella Reeve
Letter thanking Anna and Grace for a rug.
2 4
Bloor, Ella Reeve
Note asking Anna to come to the League of American Writers get-together.
2 5
Bloor, Ella Reeve
Long letter wooing Anna and Grace to come to her house for a birthday celebration (includes all of the traveling details).
2 6
Bloor, Ella Reeve
Love and support to Anna and the movement.
November 26, 1940
2 7
Briscoe, Nan
Note thanking Anna and inviting her to a tribute for their late housekeeper's husband.
Spring 1944
2 8
Brody, May
Letter on behalf of the Jewish community of Cortland thanking Grace and Anna for lettering them use their tennis courts.
July 14, 1950
2 9
Chappell, Winifred
Short note letting Anna know that one of her books was used during a meeting.
February 10, 1950
2 10
Cleghorn, Sarah
Poem written for Anna’s birthday.
March 30, 1923
2 11
Cleghorn, Sarah
Discusses the current government decision to go to war.
January 1, 1949
2 12
Cleghorn, Sarah
Discusses the United States relationship with Russia.
June 10, 1952
2 13-14
Cleghorn, Sarah
Letter catching up on the times, the death of Grace’s brother and Anna and Grace’s current religious beliefs.
2 15
Dewson, Molly
Letter regarding the current state of government affairs.
December 9, 1943
2 16
Dreiser, Theodore
Thanking Anna of her letter.
November 15, 1940
2 17
Fisher, Dorothy Canfield
Note acknowledging Anna’s most recent book and letting her know of Sally Cleghorn’s condition.
April 23, 1940
2 18
Flemming, Rebecca
Discusses different figures in the labor movement as well as current personal affairs.
July 2, 1944
2 19
Flemming, Rebecca
Regarding her criticisms of Dr. Niebhur and asking for feedback from others. Also lets Anna know who she has reading her book and how they are going to change the world.
November 15, 1946
2 20
Flemming, Rebecca
Letter regarding the holidays and personal affairs.
January 7, 1948
2 21
Flemming, Rebecca
Card thanking Anna for changing the way that she looks at society, fifty years ago.
2 22
Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley
Press release disputing the ACLU’s dishonest claim that they had never elected a communist to it’s governing body, when in fact they had appointed Anna for the very reason that she was a communist.
May 13, 1940
2 23
Feeney, Grace
Letter to Grace acknowledging Anna’s coming up birthday and why she should be greatly celebrated.
August 15, 1945
2 24
Freudenthal, Elisabeth E.
Three letters to Anna and Grace regarding sick dogs, her job with the Civil Air patrol and Anna’s book.
2 25
Gaffney, Laura
Letter of thanks and Merry Christmas, 1943.
December 1943 and undated
2 26
Hall, Robert
Telegram telling Anna happy birthday.
March 30, 1950
2 27
Hamilton, Alice
Correspondence regarding the imprisonment of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn.
2 28
Hicks, J.D.
Letter regarding information about the Atlanta Constitution for Anna’s book on populism.
November 15, 1943
2 29
International Publishers
One note accounting for the royalties received by Anna for her publications, a second letter to Grace regarding the shipment of copies of Anna’s books and a third letter saluting her for a colorful life on her 80th birthday. Also includes a small note from Anna’s 70th birthday.
2 30
de Jouvenel, Renaud
Letter asking Anna to write an article for the journal In Defense of Peace.
October 22, 1949
2 31
Lamont, Florence
Note refusing to help the LRA.
October 31, 1949
2 32
Lathrop, Julia C.
Commends Anna on her writing and encourages her to keep it up as long as possible.
2 33
Lenroot, Katherine F.
Response to Anna’s previous letter to the Children’s Bureau.
September 20, 1950
2 34
de Leon, Solon
Letter acknowledging Anna’s generosity in loaning out money and his hesitation in taking it as well as his plans on how to spend it.
September 1, 1949
2 35
McCain, Elmer
Three letters. First letter asking Anna for a statement about farmers, a second letter thanking her for her statement and a third letter that was enclosed with the book that the statement appears in.
2 36
McGrath, David
Thanking Anna and Grace for the letters and gifts they sent and wishing them a happy new year.
January 3, 1949
2 36
McGrath, David
Letter to Anna in regard to the veterans organizations that do more harm than good.
September 12, 1949
2 36
McGrath, David
Letter to Anna and Grace regarding the purchase of new silver for his home.
March 8, 1950
2 37
McGrath, Edith
Letter to Anna and Grace regarding the condition of Mary (epilepsy) and trying to arrange a way that they could meet without jeopardizing her health.
2 38
McGrath, Edith
Letter to Anna and Grace quoting the letters she has received from David who is with the Navy at war.
December 4, 1945
2 39
McGrath, Edith
Letter letting Anna and Grace know of the illnesses of the family that have prevented her from writing. Includes the obituary of Edith’s late husband, David.
March 24, 1950
2 40
McGrath, Edith
Thanking Anna and Grace for the 58th birthday gift and catching up on current affairs.
September 22, 1946
2 41
McGrath, Edith
David is taking a job in Boston which has the family in disarray, other than that the letter discusses the normal, health problems and weather conditions.
June 26, 1952
2 42
McGrath, Edith
Discusses the close of the election and who herself, Mary and David voted for. Reveals her catalog ordering from Lane Bryant and questions what Eisenhower will do in office.
November 7, 1952
2 43
McGrath, Edith
Letter regarding upcoming Christmas plans and the arrival/sending of packages.
December 16, 1952
2 44
McGrath, Edith
Letting Anna and Grace know that the handkerchiefs that were ordered for them were embroidered incorrectly and that they have been resent first class so that hopefully they will have a gift on Christmas.
December 22, 1952
2 45
McGrath, Edith
Discusses her weak state from the flu, stomach problems that David has been having and the current strike of the newspaper deliverers.
February 5, 1953
2 46
McGrath, Edith
Mary now has the flu and David is sick and weak.
February 17, 1953
2 47
McGrath, Edith
Writes from her hotel room while on vacation in St. Petersburg, Florida.
February 1, 1965
2 48
Meigs, Cornelia
Short letter regarding Anna’s books as well as her response to Cornelia’s writing.
September 23, 1949
2 49
Melville, Frank
Three letters. The first is to Anna discussing the arrangements that have been made with Kate Boese and inviting Anna to dinner. The second and third are both letters to Kate discussing the details of the financial arrangement.
January 15, 1924
2 50
Moore, Arthur
Letter letting Anna know what he learned from her book on Lenin and his excitement to read her next work.
December 15, 1943
2 51
Morais, Herbert M.
Letter apologizing to Anna for the way he reacted to her writing.
April 30, 1948
2 52
Murdock, Anna C.
Thanking Anna for her Easter greeting and for keeping her in her thoughts.
April 27, [year unknown]
2 53
Murdock, Anna C.
Letter to Anna and Grace acknowledging the comfort in having them visit and how their togetherness makes her happy.
February 16, 1944
2 54
Murdock, Anna C.
Advises Anna to get rest and exercise for her health (says ‘be good and obedient’).
May 20, 1947
2 55
Murdock, Anna C.
Christmas and New Year’s greeting card.
December 23, [year unknown]
2 56
Murdock, Anna C.
Thanking Anna and Grace for their birthday gift to her.
October 26, 1948
2 57
Murdock, Anna C.
Admits to Anna that she is ignorant of the causes that her and Grace work towards and although she knows that capitalism is unjust, she can’t fully understand communism but begs them to forgive her and keep her in their lives as a friend.
2 58
North, Joe
Short thank you note.
April 14, 1950
2 59
Paolone, Clementina J.
Short note thanking Anna for her donation.
January 10, 1952
2 60
Patterson, Wm. L.
Abraham Lincoln School asking Anna for information on land and labor waste.
July 2, 1943
2 61
Perkins, Haven
First letter regarding information that should be included in a pamphlet for farmers. Second letter regarding the revising and publishing of the pamphlet.
February 15, 1943 and March 5, 1943
2 62
Roby, Sidney B.
Talks about Nat Rogers’ death and her impressions of him. Includes the obituary of Nathaniel Rochester Rogers.
September 9, 1945
2 63
Rogers, Rochester H.
Telling Anna all about how the family is (in the Navy at Pearl Harbor, at Harvard Law, raising families) and their simple life in Rochester, NY.
September 28, 1945
2 64
Rodgers, Helen
Two letters, both belated for reasons of being busy, letting Anna know what is going on in life and how much she is appreciated.
1950 and undated
2 65
Schneider, Isidor
Letter stating disappointment that Anna cannot do reviews for them.
November 15, 1934
2 66
Scudder, Vida
Christmas wishes and catching up.
December 20 (year unknown)
2 67
Scudder, Vida
Reactions and thoughts about capitalism and Anna’s ability to ‘bring Marxism up to date with much clarity’.
April 2, 1945
2 68
Scudder, Vida
Letter regarding Anna’s trip to Russia. Mentions about Florence’s resignation at The Atlantic after 30 years of editorial service. Urges Anna to read and comment on her book Brother John.
July 31, [1927]
2 68
Scudder, Vida
Letter to Anna and Grace speaking of her travels and work pursuits.
August 12, [1926]
2 69
Scudder, Vida
Speaks of being Anna’s comrade though no longer her companion. Offers details of her private life.
December 31, 1943
2 70
Scudder, Vida
Letter that outlines why there must be a union between Christianity and communism.
August 16 (year unknown)
2 71
Scudder, Vida
Letter to Grace and Anna regarding Christianity, capitalism and communism.
December 31, 1949
2 72
Scudder, Vida
Postcard with short greetings.
September 23, 1952
2 73
Scudder, Vida
Speaks of herself as an ‘old has-been’. Letter speaks of the book written by Anna and Grace, Jesus Christ and the World Today and Vida reminisces of the old days. She highly regards the women even though they no longer share the same goals.
September 17, 1952
2 74
Smith, Ed
Letter thanking Anna for teaching courses at the Workers' School.
November 12, 1936
2 75
Sutliff, Mary L.
Accounts for all the trials that come with old age among her and her closest friends.
May 11, 1948
2 76
Strong, Anna Louise
Letter about her move to San Francisco and her work teaching a seminar on Russia and the postwar world.
December 7, 1943
2 77
White, Eliot
Thanking Anna for the copy of her book she sent.
April 7, 1945
2 78
Winston, Henry
Letter from the Communist party congratulating Anna on her 70th birthday and all of her life accomplishments.
March 29, 1950
2 79
Various Publishers
Letters for a variety of reasons (praise, thanks, congratulations) from the following: Daily Worker (1950), Monthly Review (1952), Masses and Mainstream, The Macmillan Company (1943), New Century Publishers (1955), Pacot Publications, The New York Times(1944) and The Citadel Press (1947).
1943-1955 and undated
2 80
Unknown Author
November 22, 1953
2 81
Unknown Author
May 18, 1940
2 82
Unknown Author
March 29, 1950
2 83
Unknown Author
1947-1948 and undated
2 84
Unknown Author
1945 and 1952
2 85
Unknown Author
April 25, 1948
2 86
Unknown Author
March 21, 1944
2 87
Unknown Author
May 17, 1940
2 88
Unknown Author
September 9, 1944
2 89
Unknown Author
July 3, 1943
2 90
Unknown Author
Subseries B: Outgoing correspondence
Box Folder
3 1
Meyers, Lucie
Letter regarding their vacation thus far…especially the food.
June 26, 1923
3 2
Edith and Lucie
Letter written on the way to Denmark. Discusses looking for a London agent for The World Tomorrow and the status of workers in Europe.
July 12, 1923
3 3
Folks at home
Speaks of her and Grace’s journey through Europe with special attention to the time spent with Mr. Nexo.
July 21, 1923
3 4
Meyers, Lucie
Letter from Berlin to tell her that a longer letter will arrive shortly.
August 6, 1923
3 5
Meyers, Lucie
Showing her enthusiasm to have Lucie come and live in the community house.
August 15, 1923
3 6
Meyers, Lucie
Gives her sympathy for the loss of a parent and then delves into what they have been experiencing on their holiday.
August 17, 1923
3 7
Kirby and Devere
Letter of resignation from The World Tomorrow because of disagreement with their politics surrounding capitalism.
November 18, 1927
3 8
Letter letting Devere know that they may continue a friendship but on the premises that the resignation is final.
November 18, 1927
3 9
Letter both thanking him for asking her to be on the Board of Directors for The World Tomorrow and apologizing for turning him down and resigning from the paper.
November 18, 1927
3 10
Letter trying to persuade them to see things from a different angle, Anna gives historical needs of communism and breaks down the exploitation of countries by the Nazi’s. Also touches on the inherent pacifism of communists as war is hardest on the poor.
October 12, 1939
3 11
Short letter to include what Grace pointed out she had forgotten on the day before.
October 13, 1939
3 12
Baldwin, Roger N.
Letter written on behalf of Anna calling Mr. Baldwin’s bluff (he knew perfectly well that she was a member of the Communist Party).
May 18, 1940
3 13
Weinstone, Will
Letter turning down the offer to be the chairman of the Workers' School.
March 18, 1942
3 14
Brody, Alter
Letter critiquing the pamphlet he put out, “Behind the Polish-Soviet Break”.
December 12, 1943
3 15
Patterson, William
Letter addressing the efficiency of mechanical processes in agricultural production.
July 8, 1943
3 16
Roosevelt, Franklin D.
Letter urging the President to forego the deportation of Mrs. Browder (wife of the major Communist leader in the US).
December 19, 1943
3 17
Moore, Mr.
Responding to his earlier letter, telling him what she believes the purpose of the revolution to be.
January 7, 1944
3 18
Editor of The New York Times
Letter asking that an article written by Mr. Lissner be looked at in a more critical light for its lack of basis.
April 4, 1944
3 19
from: Lissner, Will
Letter to a Mr. James arguing with Anna’s case against his article.
April 6, 1944
3 20
James, Edwin L., editor of The New York Times
A reply message to the memorandum from Mr. Lissner and a second letter giving her justification.
April 8, 1944
3 21
Black, Algernon
Letter questioning his decision to join the right-wing committee of the American Labor Party and urging him to reconsider.
March 22, 1944
3 22
Comrade Earl
Letter regarding the importance of the farm voters.
April 26, 1944
3 23
McClain, Elmer
Letter and statement sent for the agricultural committee on American-Soviet friendship and a second letter apologizes for a statement that didn’t work and providing an alternative.
May 2, 1944-May 9, 1944
3 24
McClain, Elmer
Anna gives her criticisms of the pamphlet he has just written.
October 28, 1944
3 25
Friedus, Miss
Turning down the invitation to join a panel discussion on farmers.
September 10, 1946
3 26
The President
Urges the President to veto the anti-union, anti-labor bill.
May 19, 1947
3 26
Klein, Elizabeth
Letter regarding what should happen to Mary when Edith dies.
March 27, 1948
3 28
Lamont, Florence
Two letters asking if they can count on her in the struggle against fascism by contributing to a bail fund.
October 17, 1949 and November 3, 1949
3 29
de Jouvenal, Renaud
Reply to his letter asking her to write for his journal.
November 1, 1949
3 30
McGrath, Howard
Letter to the Attorney-General asking him to uphold constitutional rights.
November 30, 1949
3 31
Writes to the younger members on her 70th birthday.
March 31, 1950
3 32
Dunn, Bob
Letter of resignation as the vice-president of the LRA.
April 3, 1950
3 33
Allen, Devere
Letter forgiving him of the money he owes.
December 6, 1951
3 34
Bloor, Ella Reeve
Telegraph sent to say happy 85th birthday.

Series III:  Literary WorksReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Short Works
Box Folder
4 1
4 2
Newspaper Articles
4 3
4 4
Book Reviews
4 5
Letters to the Editor
June 27, 1945
4 6
4 7-13
Drafts of Short Works
4 14
Original Newspaper Articles
4 15
Original Book Reviews
4 16
Original Letters to the Editor
Subseries B: Drafts and Research Materials
Box Folder
5 1
Collected Reports
5 2-4
Research for Why Farmers are Poor
5 5-8
Drafts of Why Farmers are Poor
5 9-11
Manuscript of Why Farmers are Poor
5 12
Research for Rulers of America
5 13
Drafts of Rulers of America
Subseries C: Responses to Books
Box Folder
6 1
Correspondence re: American Capitalism
6 2
Correspondence re: The Nature of Capitalism
6 3
Correspondence re: Farmers in Nazi Germany
6 4
Correspondence re: Labor and Coal
6 5
Correspondence re: Lenin on the Agrarian Question
6 6
Correspondence re: Populist Movement in the U.S.
6 7
Correspondence re: Rulers of America
6 8
Correspondence re: Why Farmers are Poor
6 9
Correspondence and Reviews re: Farmers and the War
6 10
Reviews of American Capitalism
6 11
Reviews of The Nature of Capitalism
6 12
Reviews of Farmers in Nazi Germany
6 13
Reviews of Labor and Coal
6 14
Reviews of Lenin on the Agrarian Question
6 15
Reviews of Populist Movement in the U.S.
6 16
Reviews of Rulers of America (1)
6 17
Reviews of Rulers of America (2)
6 18
Reviews of Why Farmers are Poor
Subseries D: Original Newsprint Articles
Box Folder
7 1
Reviews of American Capitalism
7 2
Reviews of The Nature of Capitalism
7 3
Reviews of Farmers and the War
7 4
Reviews of Farmers in Nazi Germany
7 5
Reviews of Labor and Coal
7 6
Reviews of Lenin and the Agrarian Question
7 7
Reviews of Rulers of America
7 8
Research for Rulers of America
7 9
Reviews of Populist Movement in the U.S.
7 10
Reviews of Why Farmers are Poor
Subseries E: Japanese Translations
Box Folder
8 1
Correspondence with Tae Fukuoka
8 2
Correspondence with Shizuma Hinada
8 3
Correspondence with Isao and Harvya Nishida
8 4
Correspondence with Rose V. Russell
8 5
Correspondence with Masami Toi
8 6
Correspondence with Kusuhe Yoshida
8 7

Series IV:  Community House recordsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
9 1
Blessing of the Community House
9 2
9 3
Chore Chart
9 4
Correspondence, Incoming
9 5
9 6

Series V:  PhotographsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
10 1
Anna Rochester
ca. 1900
10 2
Anna Rochester with unidentified friend
10 3
Anna Rochester in early middle age
10 4
Anna Rochester
10 5
Anna Rochester
10 6
Anna Rochester
10 7
Anna Rochester and Grace Hutchins
10 8
Anna Rochester and Grace Hutchins
10 9
Anna Rochester, Grace Hutchins, and unidentified woman
10 10
Anna Rochester, Grace Hutchins, and unidentified woman
10 11
Grace Hutchins
10 12
Grace Hutchins
10 13
Grace Hutchins
10 14
Grace Hutchins and unidentified friend
10 15
Community House, interior views
10 16
Community House, interior views
10 17
Community House, interior views
10 18
Community House, interior views
10 19
Community House, interior view—bringing in coal (probably Grace Hutchins)
10 20
Community House, hanging wash outside
10 21
Community House, hanging wash outside
10 22
Community House—Grace Hutchins and unidentified woman at campout serving tea
10 23
Community House—group wading in creek
10 24
Community House—woman wading in creek
10 25
Community House—group wading in creek
10 26
Community House—group wading in creek
10 27
Community House—scenic view probably related to wading-in-creek excursion
10 28
Community House—scenic view probably related to wading-in-creek excursion
10 29
Community House—scenic view probably related to wading-in-creek excursion
10 30
Community House—scenic view probably related to wading-in-creek excursion
10 31
Community House—scenic view probably related to wading-in-creek excursion
10 32
Research photographs
10 33
Travels—Christian cross on hill
10 34
Travels—Christian cross on hill
10 35
Travels—Christian cross by stone fence
10 36
Travels—monastery—from the terrace the women’s hospice below
10 37
Travels—Chapel of the Birds
10 38
10 39
10 40
Travels—Monastery—on the terrace
10 41
Travels—St. Francis’ woods
10 42
Travels—A glade (bulls)
10 43
Travels—Poppi, La Verna
10 44
Travels—St. Francis’ Sheep
10 45
Travels—Urami Fall, near Nikko
September 1926
10 46
Travels—Moraine Lake—Valley of the Ten Peaks, near Lake Louise
August 16, 1926
10 47
Two unidentified women standing near cabin
10 48
Miscellaneous—children at beach
10 49
Miscellaneous—“Stella and her Spring Valley family”
10 50
Miscellaneous—Woman with children gathered around her
10 51
Miscellaneous—The Victrola box dolls’ house
10 52
Miscellaneous—unidentified woman
10 53
Miscellaneous—unidentified man at desk
10 54
Miscellaneous—unidentified man
10 55
Miscellaneous—unidentified man
10 56
Miscellaneous—unidentified man
10 57
Miscellaneous—unidentified man
10 58
Miscellaneous—unidentified man
10 59
Miscellaneous—unidentified man
10 60
Miscellaneous—unidentified man
10 61
Miscellaneous—unidentified man and woman
10 62
Miscellaneous—unidentified man and woman
10 63
Miscellaneous—three unidentified women
11 1
Ella Reeve Bloor
11 2
Man and young boy
11 3
Anna Rochester in old age

Series VI:  OversizeReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
12 1
Letter from Louisa Turnball [?]
12 2
Notes on Christianity and Work
12 3
Community House: Letter to Tung Wu Li from Anna Rochester and Grace Hutchins
August 15, 1921

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Subject Terms

  • American literature--20th century
  • Communal living--New York
  • Lesbian activists--New York
  • Women authors, American--Political and social views
  • Women communists--New York
  • Women labor leaders--New York
  • Women social reformers--New York

Personal Names

  • Bloor, Ella Reeve, 1862-1951--Correspondence
  • Hutchins, Grace, 1885-
  • McGrath, Edith--Correspondence
  • Rochester, Anna
  • Rochester, Anna--Travel
  • Scudder, Vida Dutton, 1861-1954--Correspondence

Corporate Names

  • Labor Research Association (U.S.)