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About The Documents of Ida M. Tarbell

This collection of Ida M. Tarbell's papers encompass her professional life (1890-1943) as a journalist, author, and lecturer. Her research materials pertaining to The History of the Standard Oil Company are housed at the Drake Well Museum in Titusville. For further information about the papers of Ida M. Tarbell, please contact Jane Westenfeld (, 814.322.3789.

When citing items from this collection please use the following. Item Name, Ida M. Tarbell Collection, 1890-1944, Pelletier Library Allegheny College

The materials in The Ida M. Tarbell Collection are made available solely for the purpose of private study, research and education. Many of the items are protected by U.S. Copyright Law. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Due to the size of this collection, we are not able to identify copyright holdings for all authors. We have made an attempt to identify as much as possible. Some of the materials provided online are made available under an assertion of fair use (17 USC 107). We are eager to hear from any rights owners so that we may obtain accurate information. Upon request, we will remove material from public view while we address a rights issue.

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Sub-communities within this community

  • Autobiography: All in A Day's Work

    In this community, there are the chapter drafts for her original worked titled Recollections (her original autobiography), chapters for All in A Day's Work, and within the notes there are narratives, letters, notebook pages ...
  • General Correspondence

    Letters, notes (1890s - 1943) relating to Ida Tarbell's professional life
  • The Ida M. Tarbell Collection of Lincolniana

    The collection, given to Allegheny College in 1938 by Tarbell, contains her research notes, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, correspondence pertaining to Abraham Lincoln and his life.
  • Writings of Ida M.Tarbell

    Manuscripts for published and unpublished materials along with notes, research notes and correspondence.

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