12 linear ft.
Chiefly correspondence; also financial records, day books, poems, and photos. The bulk of the collection concerns family and friends, mostly since 1920. Administrative papers of the N.Y. WTUL include minutes, reports and financial records. Few records are from the early years of Dreier's presidency, but the financial problems of the last fifteen years are well documented. Also includes several accounts of work and living conditions by women who worked in the garment industry; extensive correspondence between Dreier and her close friend, arbitration expert Frances Kellor; and documentation of Katherine Dreier's work with Marcel Duchamp and the Société Anonyme, and her interest in spiritualism.
Mary Elisabeth Dreier Papers. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College.
There is related material in the National Women's Trade Union League Records Microfilm, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College.
There is related material in the Margaret Dreier Robins Papers, University of Florida Library, Gainsville.
There is related material in the Katherine Dreier Papers, Beinecke Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT.
Labor reformer and suffragist, Dreier was active in the New York Women's Trade Union League (WTUL) throughout its existence (1903-1950), serving as president, 1906-1914. Her sisters were Margaret Dreier Robins, a founder and president of the National WTUL, and Dorothea and Katherine, both artists, Katherine best known as a patron of modern art.
Much of the pre 1900 Dreier correspondence with relatives in Germany is in German.
Unpublished finding aid; see also Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library..., The Manuscript Inventories and the Catalogs...10v., (Boston: G.K. Hall, 1984)