Gwyneth King Roe papers, 1880-1968

Roe, Gwyneth King, 1868-1968

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  • Format Mixed Materials
  • Physical Details
    • 3.5 c.f. (9 archives boxes and 1 volume); plus
    • additions of 20 photographs
  • OCLC ocn173712830, ocn173701222
  • Finding Aids
    • Register to the processed portion


  • Papers of Gwyneth Roe, wife of Gilbert Roe, a New York attorney and former law partner of Robert M. La Follette; teacher of the Delsarte system of physical education with Emily Mulkin Bishop; advocate of women's dress reform, suffrage, and the Woman's Peace Party; and friend of several members of the La Follette family and of numerous political progressives, radicals, anarchists, and muckrakers.
  • Includes incoming correspondence, teaching material, notes and drafts of her writings and lectures, household and office expense books, family diaries, notes and memorabilia pertaining to her husband, and drafts of her autobiography, including descriptions of life in Chamberlain, S.D., around 1880 and of the Yankton Indian School.
  • The processed portion of this collection is summarized above and described in the register. Additional accessions are described below.


  • Loaned by Mrs. Edwin W. Murphy, Bethesda, Maryland, 1969, 1970, 1971.
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