Selene Armstrong Harmon papers

Selene Armstrong Harmon papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Harmon, Selene Armstrong, 1883-1932
Title: Selene Armstrong Harmon papers
Dates: [circa 1898-1926]
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (1 box, 1 oversized volume)
Coll. Number: ms768

Biographical/Historical Note

Selene Armstrong Harmon was born in 1883 and died in 1932. She was a feature writer for the Washington Times, and later was a freelance writer for magazines and newspapers. She was born in Wilkes County, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of Selene Armstrong Harmon from circa 1898-1926 Including correspondence (1909-1914); manuscripts of writings; loose clippings of her works in various newspapers; a scrapbook containing newsclippings of her series "Women Worth While" on wives of politicians and diplomats in Washington, D.C. during the Taft and Wilson administrations; and clippings relating to the "St. Nicholas Girl", a program sponsored by the Washington Times in 1910 featuring Miss Armstrong who collected and distributed toys for poor children.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Manuscripts (documents)
Washington (D.C.)--Social life and customs.
Women journalists--Georgia.
Women--United States--Biography.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Selene Armstrong Harmon papers, ms768, Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Series 1: Biographical Material and Correspondence

11Biographical material
2Letters-Edward Bok
3Letters-William Randolph Hearst
4Letters-Christopher Morley
5Letters-Mark Sullivan
6Letters-William H. Taft (invitation)
7Letters-Woodrow Wilson (clippings & invitation)
8Letters, 1909-1910
9Letters, 1911
10Letters, 1912-1914, undated

Series 2: Writings

Subseries 2a: Women Worth While

111Mss. & Pictures
12Mss. & Pictures
13Clippings, 1-19
14Clippings, 20-29
15Clippings, 30-39
16Clippings, 40-49
17Clippings, 50-59
18Clippings, 60-68
19Clippings, 69-81

Subseries 2b: Manuscripts

120Manuscripts (including "Major Dear")
21Manuscripts (including "Fathers of Dentistry")
22Manuscripts (including "The Young Visitor" and "The Escape")

Subseries 2c: Articles Clippings

123Articles (clippings), 1911
24Articles (clippings), 1911
25Articles (clippings), 1909-1911
26Articles (clippings), 1900-1910s
27Clippings "St. Nicholas Girl"
28Clippings, duplicates and miscellany
29Printed articles (including "Collier's" and "The Atlantic Monthly"), 1911-1925

Oversized Material

1Scrapbook of clippings, 1898-1912