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Early, Eleanor, 1895-1969



  • Existence: 1895-04-27 - 1969-08-25

Biographical Note

Eleanor Early was born in Newton, Massachusetts, in 1895. Early began her career as a writer by working as a reporter and feature writer for three Boston newspapers, the Boston American, The Herald, and The Sunday Advertiser. In 1926 Early left her reporting jobs to travel. She published three novels, then combined her reporting and love of travel by working for the International News Service (INS). Early wrote prolifically during the 1930s and early 1940s, publishing books mostly about travel. World War II impacted her ability to travel, and in 1942, she hosted a weekly radio show, in which she addressed news from Washington of interest to women. Her topics ranged from rationing, shortages, and prices to education, entertainment, and the effects of war on fashion. After the war Early resumed her travels and writing. She died in 1969.

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Eleanor Early papers


These papers document the life and career of author Eleanor Early, who was best known for her travel articles and books. Additional materials included her magazine quizzes; short stories; chapters for her advice book She Knew What He Wanted; and World War II era radio broadcast transcripts. Her papers also contain extensive photographs of her travels.

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Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1902 - 1969; Majority of material found within 1937 - 1969