A sampling of articles and photographs from the Ida M. Tarbell Collection, including facsimiles of the correspondence between Margaret Sanger and Ida Tarbell about the issue of birth control in the United States and a character study of John D. Rockefeller that was written for McClure’s. Many of the documents listed here come from unpublished manuscripts and letters, others have been out of print for decades, and some are from Allegheny College publications.
Facsimile and transcribed letters between Margaret Sanger and Ida Tarbell in which they discuss the issue of women’s access to birth control.
- Letter, dated October 10, 1921, from Sanger to Tarbell asking Tarbell to serve on the First American Birth Control League Conference Committee.
- Response from Tarbell, dated October 18, 1921, declining to serve on the committee.
- Letter from Sanger, dated January 28, 1935, asking Tarbell to lend her support to the birth control movement.
- Tarbell’s response, dated February 15, 1935, stating that the birth control movement will succeed without her support.
- The College Graduate in Her Community: Found in the Tarbell Collection as a galley proof, the ultimate publication source of this document was v. 24, n.1 of the The Journal of the American Association of University Women.
- What I should Like to Tell June Graduates: A manuscript found in the Tarbell Collection. It is the draft version of a commencement address for Allegheny College class of 1913.
- Life at the Sorbonne: in Women’s Edition of The Campus, v.11, n.15 (June 18, 1895).
- What a Factory Can Teach a Housewife: in Association Monthly by the YWCA of the USA. v. 10, n.11, pp.422-423.
- John D. Rockefeller: A Character Study (Part 1): in McClure’s Magazine. July 1905, pp.-249.
- Founders Day: in Allegheny College Bulletin. March-May 1923, pp.10-16
- Death of an Alumna: Ida Tarbell’s obituary in Allegheny College Bulletin. April 1944, p.4.
- Allegheny Photographs: A sampling of photographs from the Tarbell Collection that are related to Allegheny College.
- Ida Tarbell Portraits: A few of the many portraits of Ida Tarbell, both formal and informal, housed in the Collection.
- Annotated Images from the Tarbell Collection: An assortment of unaltered images from the collection with brief annotations.
- Dodge Advertisement: Perhaps if she were alive today, we’d see Ida sporting a “Got Milk?” mustache. Instead, she sold cars.