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Harriet Gray Blackwell Papers

An inventory of her papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: CAM
Date: Sep 1987

Biographical History

Harriet Gray Blackwell was an American author and poet. She wrote several novels, and her work appeared in many national magazines including Good Housekeeping, Saturday Evening Post, and others.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Harriet Gray Blackwell Papers consist of biographical material, correspondence, writings, and memorabilia.

Subject files contain biographical material and a few photographs.

Correspondence spans fifty years and includes individuals, academic institutions, and publishing companies.

Writings contains typescripts, manuscripts, galleys and other formats for articles, books, poetry, and short stories.

Memorabilia includes awards, clippings, class notes, financial and legal papers, reviews, and a speech given at Columbia College Commencement in 1961.

Arrangement of the Collection

All material is arranged in alphabetical order by name, title or subject.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Blackwell, Harriet (Gray)


American poetry -- 20th century.
American poetry -- Women authors.
Poets, American.
Women authors, American.
Women poets, American.

Genres and Forms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Galley proofs.
Manuscripts for publication.
Speeches (documents)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Harriet Gray Blackwell Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Harriet Gray Blackwell, 1970-1986.

Table of Contents

Subject files