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Will Irwin and Inez Haynes Gillmore papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 603

Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarly of correspondence and diaries, as well as a small amount of writings, photographs, and clippings, documenting the life and work of Inez Haynes Irwin and Will Irwin.

Dates

  • 1887 - 1961
  • Majority of material found within 1904 - 1961

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Will Irwin and Inez Haynes Gillmore Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Eben Given, 1964. Gift of Jane Parker, 1981.

Arrangement

Organized into three series: I. Correspondence, 1905-1931. II. Diaries, 1917-1961. III. Other Papers, 1887-1945.

Extent

13.92 Linear Feet (33 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.irwin

Overview

The collection consists primarly of correspondence and diaries, as well as a small amount of writings, photographs, and clippings, documenting the life and work of Inez Haynes Irwin and Will Irwin.

Will Irwin (1873-1948)

Will Irwin, American journalist and author. Irwin was born September 14, 1873, in Oneida, New York. He received a B.A. from Stanford University in 1899. He worked for a number of years as a newspaper report at the San Francisco Wave, the San Francisco Chronicle and the New York Sun, and then for a year as a writing editor at McClure's in 1906.

Irwin then spent a number of years as a free-lance journalist and fiction writer. In 1915 he went abroad as a war correspondent and covered World War I action for both British and American periodicals. Following several years of observing and reporting on the war, Irwin returned to the United States in 1920. He thereafter wrote numerous anti-war publications, among them his best-selling book The Next War (1921). His other books include Christ or Mars? (1923), Herbert Hoover: A Reminiscent Biography (1928), Propaganda and the News; or, What Makes You Think So? (1936), his autobiographical Making of a Reporter (1942), and The American Newspaper (1969).

Irwin died of cerebral occlusion, February 24, 1948, in Greenwich Village, New York.

"Will(iam) (Henry) Irwin." Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 21 Aug. 2012.

Inez Haynes Gillmore Irwin (1873-1970)

Inez Haynes Irwin, American author and political activist. Haynes Irwin was born March 2, 1873, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She attended Radcliffe College from 1897-1900. Haynes Irwin was an ardent supporter of women's suffrage and co-founded the National Collegiate Equal Suffrage League. She was also a member of the National Advisory Council of the National Women's party. Haynes Irwin's book, The Story of the Women's Party, is an account of the history and activities of this political organization.

In her writing, Haynes Irwin confronted the issues of divorce, single-parenthood, unwed motherhood, and women in the work force. Her works include: Phoebe and Ernest (1910), The Lady of Kingdoms (1917), Gertrude Haviland's Divorce (1925), and Angels and Amazons: A Hundred Years of American Women (1933).

Haynes Irwin married Rufus Hamilton Gillmore in 1897; that marriage ended. She married Will Irwin in 1916.

Haynes Irwin died September 25, 1970.

"Inez Haynes Irwin." Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2002. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 21 Aug. 2012.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

The collection received initial processing at or around the time of acquisition. Further rehousing and description were carried out in 2012.

Formerly classed as: Za Irwin, Uncat Za Irwin.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
Title
Guide to the Will Irwin and Inez Haynes Gillmore Papers
Author
by Danijela True and Jennifer Meehan
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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