Guide to the Papers of Hester O'Neill, 1886 - 1991Manuscript MS-1149

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Series 1, Personal and Professional Papers, 1886-1991

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Box: 1, Dates: 1886-1966

Contains personal financial documents including bank statements, bills, time sheets, sales contracts, stock records, and receipts; travel tickets, traveler's checks, and a Department of State travel guide; three memo books with notes, a journal with recipes, six address books, three daily planners as well as a passport and smaller identification cards and two visitor's passes to the United States Senate chambers.

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Box: 2, Dates: 1907-1979

Contains Northwestern University reunion materials and Alumni Association certificate; papers relating to Hester's father's (C.H. Adams) estate; correspondence and greetings cards; a marriage certificate of William Daniel O'Neill and Agnes Winifred Adams; a marriage certificate of Hester Adams O'Neill and John David Wilson and newspaper clippings relating to the wedding; family photographs; Hester's report cards and driver's licenses; bank papers of C.H. Adams; photocopies of histories of several towns and families, including the Phelphs family and a manuscript of the history of the Stinson family (including Stephen Stinson Dartmouth College Class of 1848) and biographical materials of these families; a leather pouch; army publications; and a memory book of Hester's youth.

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Box: 3, Dates: 1949-1990

Contains newspapers with articles on Hester O'Neill and Dartmouth College; Dartmouth College materials, including Commencement programs, student directories, and copies of The Dartmouth; published journals, magazines, playbills, and programs.

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Box: 4, Dates: 1933-1991

Contains portfolio relating to the Treasure Chest Program, including newspaper clippings, correspondence, and articles as well as personal correspondence, including letters to the King of Norway regarding Hester's book "The Picture Story of Norway."

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Box: 5, Dates: 1937-1951

Contains documents relating to her travels in Scandinavia, including a memo book of handwritten notes, published information and guides on Scandinavian countries as well as correspondence with Scandinavian representatives; travel documents; correspondence with her husband and mother including several postcards from Asia; and memo books with recipes.

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Box: 6, Dates: Undated

Contains empty tin boxes and blank envelopes.

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Box: 7, Dates: 1934-1956

Contains many travelers' expense books and bank statements.

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Box: 8, Dates: circa 1900-1974

Contains a clipping on O'Neill; a copy of Robert Frost's "Come In and Other Poems" with a dedication from the author; Dartmouth College materials including copies of The Dartmouth and event program;, two art pieces; family photographs including a World War I military camp portrait and several large portraits both framed and unframed.

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Box: 9, Dates: 1947-1957

Contains drafts and notes for O'Neill's books and articles, including her biography of J. Edgar Hoover and her work on Scandinavia; published journals and other materials providing information on both Sweden and Hoover; a printed and illustrated manuscript of her book "Mrs. Lulu Lamb." Of note are various FBI case files.

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Box: 10, Dates: 1952-1957

Contains typescript drafts of O'Neill's books and articles; research material and correspondence relating to her biography of J. Edgar Hoover and work on Scandinavian countries; a published copy of Peter F. Heering's "The History of a Danish Firm during 125 Years" and Lee Kingman's "Ilenka," both dedicated to O'Neill by the authors.

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Box: 11, Dates: 1951-1959

Contains drafts of books and articles; correspondence with editor; research material; copies of O'Neill's "The Picture Story of Alaska" and "The Picture Story of Hawaii."

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