Abbie Graham

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Abbie Graham (May 28, 1889 – February 1972) was a successful non-fiction author in the United States.[1] This was a significant time, with many changes occurring in the rights of Women in the United States.[2]

Eleven of her books were published from 1923 through 1942 by the Woman's Press, New York.[3] Her works covered many subjects, including spirituality, race relations, Girl's Camp activities, travel, Women's suffrage (documentary and biographical) and she wrote the biography of Grace Hoadley Dodge, an important part of the women's suffrage movement. These books provide detailed and unique information regarding the struggles of women in America and those who struggled to redefine their rights.[4] Several reprints, subsequent editions and copyright renewals were also done. Many of her books are currently available for sale online and many are held by various libraries. The Library of Congress of the United States holds several of her books.[5] The Y.W.C.A. records held at Smith College and the University of Washington document her publications.[6] Miss Graham graduated from Southwestern University in Texas in 1910 and received an honorary doctorate in Literature in 1940[7]

Books[edit]

  • Ceremonials of common days 1923
  • Grace H. Dodge, merchant of dreams 1926 [8]
  • Vain, pomp and glory 1927
  • High occasions 1930,
  • Outposts of the imagination 1930,
  • The mother and daughter observance 1932
  • The girls' camp; Program-making for summer leisure 1933
  • Ladies in revolt 1934[9]
  • Time off and on 1939
  • Working at play in summer camps 1941
  • On being immortal 1942

A Vespers Service, "The American Dream" 1938

References[edit]

  • (2)A collection of essays by writer Abbie Graham. ...April 27, 1930 New York Times article
  • (5)Southwestern University library records
  • (6)YWCA of the U.S.A. Records, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.
  • (8) library of Congress link: http://lccn.loc.gov/35001769
  1. ^ biblio.com
  2. ^ New York Times articles April 27, 1930
  3. ^ Albris.com
  4. ^ 1923 writer lectures, ...January 7, 1934 New York Times article
  5. ^ http://atlas.southwestern.edu/vwebv/search?searchArg=abbie+graham&searchCode=GKEY%5E*&searchType=0
  6. ^ Sophia Smith collection, Smith College
  7. ^ http://www.southwestern.edu/live/news/2647-Honorary-degree-recipients
  8. ^ http://lccn.loc.gov/26010346
  9. ^ library of congress link

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