Kate Crane Gartz Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection contains correspondence, poems, clippings and other documents related to communism and political activism, photographs, and a rough draft of Crane Gartz's travel diary.
- Crane-Gartz, Kate (Person)
Biographical / Historical
Kate Crane Gartz was born Katherine Elizabeth Crane in 1865 to the wealthy Crane family, who made their fortune in ironworks. Crane Gartz grew up in Chicago, where she became familiar with Jane Addams' Hull House, to which her father donated money. Early exposure to the contrast of her own affluence with the poverty of those in Chicago's tenement district led Crane Gartz to dedicate much of her life to philanthropy and communism. She moved to Altadena, California, in 1907, where she lived until her death in 1949. Crane Gartz hosted weekly salons for leftist and intellectual discussions in her Altadena home, The Cloisters. She wrote extensively and published several books.
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Language of Materials
The Kate Crane Gartz Collection contains a wide array of personal papers including correspondence, poems, clippings, activism ephemera, drafts and information related to her published travel diary "Around the World with Kate Crane Gartz," and photographs. The materials were collected by her friend and colleague, John Weatherwax. This collection is now part of the
This collection was processed by Sharon MacNett, 2018.
- Inventory of the Kate Crane Gartz Collection
- Sharon MacNett
- October 2018
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