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At a Glance
This collection is arranged in three series.
Scope and Content
Correspondence, manuscripts, drafts, notes, documents, photographs, clippings, and printed materials. Her writings include both fiction (short stories, poetry, and plays) and non-fiction (articles on history, plants, bridge, astronomy, numerology, food and health). She also published a novel, The Honorable Miss Cherry Blossom (New York, Nicholas L. Brown, 1924). There are business papers of the Women's Chamber of Commerce of New York and other of her civic organizations.
The cataloged correspondence includes: Carrie Chapman Catt, John V. Lindsay, Ogden L. Mills, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Ernest Thompson Seton, and Charles Goodrich Whiting.
Using the Collection
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection has no restrictions.
The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-14. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Luellen Teters Bussenius papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Helen Worden Erskine papers: papers of Bussenius' niece, the journalist, biographer, and advice columnist Helen Worden. At the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University.
Wilbertine Teters Worden papers: papers of Bussenius' sister, the journalist and writer Wilbertine Teters Worden. At the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Linda Bradley Cranmer, 1986.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Cranmer, Linda Bradley. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--05/23/1986. Accession number--M-86-05-23.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Processed HR 04/07/1988.
2012-03-27 xml document instance created by Alison Rhonemus.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
2022-10-17 Biographical note expanded and related materials notes added by CLB
History / Biographical Note
Luellen Cass Teters Bussenius (1868-1968) was a journalist, writer, clubwoman, and editor of The Delineator in New York. As Luellen Cass Teters, she contributed fiction and nonfiction to many periodicals. She was also active in many patriotic, political, and business organizations. She married W. Otto Bussenius (1874-1944), a German importer, in 1907. They had one child, W. O. Bussenius Jr., before divorcing. She died in New York City on December 24, 1968, at age 100.