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Mignon Rittenhouse Papers

 Collection — Box: I.1
Identifier: SC-092

Scope and Contents

The collection are organized into seven series (Biographical, Correspondence, Legal/Financial, Manuscripts, Photographs, Published Material and Secondary).

The collection is concentrated within the manuscripts and secondary series, both containing materials relating to two of Rittenhouse's books, The Amazing Nellie Bly and Seven Women Explorers. Manuscripts also contains poetry written by Rittenhouse.

Correspondence is both business-related and personal. Correspondence can be found in the series of the same name as well as the Secondary series.

Notable within the Legal/Financial series is a comparison of Rittenhouse's work against titled "Oh My! That Nellie Bly." The collection contains several photographs, two of Rittenhouse.


  • Created: 1924-1978
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1952-1970


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Duplication may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.


4 boxes

5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by series with folder level control.

Source of Acquisition


Method of Acquisition

The collection was originally donated to the Faculty/Alumni Collection begun in 1976, however the time or circumstances of donation is uncertain.

Other Descriptive Information

The Mignon Rittenhouse papers highlight the professional career of this editor and author, particularly relating to Rittenhouse

Mignon Rittenhouse Papers
Buswell Library Special Collections Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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