Title: Miriam A. De Ford Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1893-1954
Collection number: MS 3526
De Ford, Miriam Allen, 1888-1975
Extent: 5 boxes
California Historical Society, North Baker Library
San Francisco, California 94105-4014
National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC) Identification Number:
Gift of the Estate of Miriam Allen De Ford through Ernest Besig, 1975.
Collection is open for research by appointment only.
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[Identification of item], Miriam A. De Ford Papers. MS 3526, California Historical Society, North Baker Research Library.
Clemmons, Ella May
Gould, Mrs. Howard
Kendrick, John, 1925-1933
Yue, Wong Sun
Chinese in California
Science League of America
Socialist Party (U.S.)
Women as authors
Women in California
De Ford was a suffragist, feminist, and writer. Collection includes correspondence, between De Ford and her second husband
Maynard Shipley, 1872-1934, a writer and lecturer whom she married in 1921, and Shipley's correspondence; De Ford's 1905 diary
and diary entries from 1939 to 1941; her autobiography; manuscripts of her plays, stories, and articles, including Feminism
-- Cause or Effect?, written in 1933; birth certificates, marriage licenses, and divorce papers; academic records; portion
of De Ford's will; photos; wills of Shipley and William Armistead Collier, her first husband; membership cards; clippings;
1906 Philadelphia High School for Girls yearbook; and material on Ella May Clemmons and Mrs Howard Gould. De Ford attended
Wellesley in 1908, and was the youngest member of the Single Tax Society. Among her works were
They Were San Franciscans and a biography of Shipley.