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Ella Winter papers, 1913-1978

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1362
Bib ID 4079487 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Winter, Ella
Title Ella Winter papers, 1913-1978
Physical Description 41 boxes (41 boxes 1 oversize folder)
Language(s) Material is in English.
Access

The following boxes are located off-site: 3-41. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected material cataloged; remainder listed and arranged.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, notes, photographs, and printed material of Winter. The papers cover primarily the years after 1952 when she and Stewart settled in England to avoid involvement in the House Un-American Activities Committee investigations. Winter traveled widely in Russia, visited China in 1958, and spent nine months in Ghana in 1965. Her journeys are well documented in this collection. Among the manuscripts are drafts for many of her periodical articles, typescripts of her autobiography AND NOT TO YIELD, and articles written about her travels. Also, files on art, the labor movement in California, Robinson Jeffers, the McCarthy era, Lincoln Steffens, and Vietnam. There are numerous photographs taken on her trips abroad, including her work with the Friends of Austria, 1920, of many theatrical productions, and of her family and home. Because of her eclectic interests she was acquainted with many prominent individuals in politics, literature, theatre, and the arts. Among the major correspondents are Edward Albee, Charles and Oona Chaplin, W.E.B. Du Bois, Katharine Hepburn, Carey McWilliams, Kwame Nkrumah, Sean O'Casey, and Muriel Rukeyser.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located off-site: 3-41. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Ella Winter papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Selected Related Material-- at Columbia

Lincoln Steffens Papers, Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/1989.

Justin Kaplan corr. re. Steffens Processed HR 06/28/2000.

Boxes 32-41 processed by Ryan McComas (Pratt Institute, 2012) 2012.

Revision Description

Subject Headings

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Photoprints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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Albee, Edward, 1928-2016 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Art Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Art, African -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Arts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Communism -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Du Bois, W. E. B (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hepburn, Katharine, 1907-2003 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jeffers, Robinson, 1887-1962 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journalists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Labor movement -- California Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McWilliams, Carey, 1905-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nkrumah, Kwame, 1909-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
O'Casey, Sean, 1880-1964 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- Description and travel Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Steffens, Lincoln, 1866-1936 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stewart, Donald Ogden, 1894-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stewart, Lenore Sophie Winter Steffens Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theater Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Writer. Ella Winter (1898-1980) whose full name was Leonore Sophie Winter Steffens Stewart, was an economist by training and journalist by profession. She was married to Lincoln Steffens, and after his death, to screenwriter and playwright Donald Ogden Stewart.