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Harris, Jean Struven



  • Existence: 1923 April 27-2012 December 23

Class of 1945.

Occupations: Teacher; Headmistress, Madeira School; Prison reformer.
Class of 1947.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Jean Harris Defense Fund and Committee records

Identifier: SSC-MS-00314
Overview Advocacy group for release of Jean Harris. The records consist of correspondence, petitions, newsletters, clippings, and records on contributors and supporters. The bulk of the material is correspondence, including committee correspondence with Jean Harris and supporters and petition letters to the Governor of New York; clippings by and about Harris; and writings by Harris. [NOTE: The contents list for this collection is not online. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you would like one sent...
Dates of Materials: 1983-1993 (ongoing)

Jean Struven Harris papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00184
Overview Teacher; Headmistress of Madeira School; Prison reformer. While incarcerated in the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, N.Y. (1981-93) for the murder in the 1980 death of Herman Tarnower she worked in the Children's Center, and published three books: Stranger in Two Worlds (1986), They Always Call Us Ladies (1988), and Marking Time (1991) as well as a number of articles and unpublished manuscripts about women in prison. In 1986 she helped establish the Children of Bedford Fund. The papers...
Dates of Materials: 1973 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1993