Mary Ellicott Arnold (1876-1968) Papers
Scope and Contents
- Arnold, Mary Ellicott (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
- 1876 Born, April 23, at New Brighton, New York City.
- 1894 Attended Drexel Institute, Philadelphia, Pa.
- 1901-6? Farming on the Reed family farm with Mabel Reed, her lifelong companion.
- 1908 Work with the Karok Indians in California.
- 1910-14 Organized two cafeterias in Ithaca, New York to instruct students at Cornell in dietetics.
- 1915-16 Special studies in economics at the University of California.
- 1918 Chief Organizer, U. S. Employment Service for the State of New York.
- 1919-37 Managed 10 cafeterias and a 12-story cooperative apartment house for the Consumers Cooperative Services in New York City.
- 1937-39 Organized three cooperative housing projects for coal miners in Nova Scotia.
- 1939-40 Administrator of land settlement program for fishermen in Newfoundland.
- 1940-42 Organized credit unions for lobster fishermen in Maine.
- 1942 Visit to relocation camp for Japanese-Americans at Poston, Arizona.
- 1943 Began work with the Philadelphia Area Cooperative Federation.
- 1947-49 Organized, cooperative housing project, Tanguy Homesteads, Glen Mills, Pa.
- 1949 Interim Coordinator, Eastern Cooperatives, Inc.
- 1950-52 Planning for Cheyney Cooperative Homesteads, Cheyney, Pa. Proposal abandoned before work began, 1952.
- 1954-57 Chairman, Finance Committee of the Pennsylvania Branch of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom; Treasurer, Jane Addams House, Philadelphia, Pa.
- 1958-63 Work for Indian rights.
8 Linear Feet (16 boxes)
- Biographical material
- General correspondence
- Special correspondence
- Early work with cooperatives
- Consumers cooperatives
- Cooperative housing
- Indians of North America
- Other activities of Mary Ellicott Arnold
- Quaker activities and writings
- Pictures and Memorabilia
- tebooks of Mary Ellicott Arnold
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Arnold, Mary Ellicott. The story of Tompkinsville. The Cooperative League, NY, 1940.
- Arnold, Mary Ellicott and Mabel Reed. In the land of the grasshopper song. Vantage Press, NY, 1957.
- Coady, MM. Masters of their own destiny. Harpers and Brothers Publishers, NY, 1939.
- Fowler, Bertram B. The Lord helps those... The Vanguard Press, NY, 1938.
1968 Mary Ellicott Arnold died, May 23, in Media, Pa.
- Arnold, Mary Ellicott (Person)
- Rochdale Institute (Contributor, Organization)
- Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Geneva, Switzerland (International Office) (Contributor, Organization)
- Reed, Mabel (Contributor, Person)
- Campbell, Wallace J. (Contributor, Person)
- Coady, Moses, 1882-1959 (Contributor, Person)
- Hoopes, Darlington, b. 1896 (Contributor, Person)
- Meany, George, 1894-1980 (Contributor, Person)
- Rhoads, Richard H. (Richard Harlan), b. 1909 (Contributor, Person)
- An Inventory of the Mary Ellicott Arnold Papers, 1888-1970
- FHL staff
- Language of description
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- Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries
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