Fanny Fern and Ethel Parton Papers
Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:
The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.
Restrictions on use:
The copyright owner of unpublished works by Fanny Fern and Ethel Parton is unknown. Elaine Gellis Bradshaw has retained rights to "Popular Pundit: Fanny Fern and the Emergence of the American Newspaper Columnist;" copyright to "Who on Earth Was Fanny Fern?" has been retained by Ruth Sexton Sargent; and the Parton family have retained literary rights to "Fanny Fern: An Informal Biography" by Ethel Parton. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.
Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:
Fanny Fern and Ethel Parton Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.
History of the Collection
James Parton II donated the Fanny Fern Papers in 1951. He added to the collection on numerous occasions, most recently in 1992, and arranged for the Newburyport (MA) Public Library to donate the Ethel Parton Papers in 1978. Ruth Sexton Sargent gave the manuscript of her unpublished biography, "Who on Earth Was Fanny Fern?," to the Sophia Smith Collection in 1978.
Processed by Burd Schlessinger, 2000.