This collection contains the papers of seamstress and unpublished novelist Helen Winifred Pflueger (1898-1979) of Sierra Madre,
The collection contains Pflueger's writings, including
two copies of her manuscript "New Paradise Lost," diaries (dating from 1911-1979), correspondence, and ephemera.
Helen Winifred Pflueger (1898-1979), a resident of Sierra Madre, California, was
born in Holman, Wisconsin, in 1898, and was deaf from the time of her childhood. She
attended the Minneapolis Academy of Music, Drama, and Expression. In 1930, after her
father’s death, she and her mother moved to the Los Angeles area. Helen supported
herself as a seamstress during the depression. She wrote a novel called “New
Paradise Lost,” which was never published. She died in 1979.
1,326 items in 11 boxes + 3
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