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Harris, Jean Struven

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1923 April 27 - 2012 December 23

Biography

Class of 1945.

Occupations: Teacher; Headmistress, Madeira School; Prison reformer.

Biography

Class of 1947.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Jean Harris Defense Fund and Committee records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00314
Abstract

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.

Dates of Materials: 1983-1993 (ongoing)

Jean Struven Harris papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00184
Abstract 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in Two Worlds (1986), They Always Call Us Ladies (1988), and Marking Time (1991) as well as a number of articles and unpublished manuscripts about women in prison.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