Guide to the Irene Hardy Papers

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0884
Creator: Hardy, Irene, 1841-1911.
Title: Irene Hardy papers
Dates: 1888-1924
Physical Description: 0.5 linear foot
Summary: These papers include two letters to David Starr Jordan, 1920-21; manuscript, typescript and published versions of Hardy?s poems, 1901-24; her unpublished autobiography ?A Pioneer Childhood and Afterwards? (531 p.); and one notebook containing ?papers from the classes of Miss Irene Hardy, Oakland, California, 1888.?
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Irene Hardy to the Stanford Library; transferred to University Archives, 1967.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

Irene Hardy Papers (SC0884). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Irene Hardy earned her AB in 1885 at Antioch College (California) and taught English in Oakland High School. She was on the faculty of the English department at Stanford, 1894-1901. Her published work included ELEMENTARY COMPOSITION EXERCISES (1890) and POEMS (1901). She died in 1922.

Description of the Collection

These papers include two letters to David Starr Jordan, 1920-21; manuscript, typescript and published versions of Hardy's poems, 1901-24; her unpublished autobiography "A Pioneer Childhood and Afterwards" (531 p.); and one notebook containing "papers from the classes of Miss Irene Hardy, Oakland, California, 1888."

Access Terms

Hardy, Irene, 1841-1911.
Stanford University. Dept. of English--Faculty.
Manuscripts (for publication).
Poems.


Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence and poetry (manuscript and published) 1905-1921

Box 1, Folder 2

Poems, by Irene Hardy, Murdock Press, San Francisco (147 pages) 1901

Box 1, Folder 3

Unpublished poems of Irene Hardy (bound typescript) edited by Wilmetta Curtis 1924

Box 1, Folder 4

A Pioneer Childhood and Afterwards: An Autobiography by Irene Hardy, typewritten with annotations undated

Box 1, Folder 5

"My Quest," poem 1912

Box 1, Folder 6

Photograph of bust of Quaker woman modeled on Hardy