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Jean Gould Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: G, Box 6, Folder: 2-5
Identifier: LP000426
Part 1 Series I, Eugene V. Debs correspondence, 1907-1910, 1922, Letters from Eugene Debs to Charles W. Ervin
Part 2 Series II, Walter P. Reuther, 1970-1973 Clippings, correspondence, and notes relating to Gould's and Hickok's published biography, Walter Reuther, Labor's Rugged Individualist, 1972.


  • 1907 - 1973


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.


1 Linear Feet (4 folders)


Author Jean Gould published various biographies, including, Walter Reuther: Labor’s Rugged Individualist, co-authored with Lorena Hickok. The papers of Ms. Gould relate to her work on the Reuther biography and on Charles Ervin’s autobiography, Homegrown Liberal. Important correspondents include Eugene Debs and Victor Reuther.


Jean Gould was born in Greenville, Ohio on May 25, 1919. She received her A.B. degree from the University of Toledo in 1939. As a freelance writer, she has written short stories, radio scripts and biographies. Included among her published works are biographies of Robert Frost, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Amy Lowell. In the 1960s she undertook to complete Lorena Hickok's manuscript on the life of Walter Reuther, which was published in 1972 as Walter Reuther, Labor's Rugged Individualist.


Part 1 Arranged in 1 series – Series 1 (Folder 1).
Part 2 Arranged in 1 series - Series 2 (Folders 2-4).


The papers of Jean Gould were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in December of 1970 by Ms. Gould and were opened for research in February of 1971. Additional papers were placed in the Archives by Ms. Gould In August of 1975 and were opened for research in January of 1985.


Approximately 32 photographs used in Ms. Gould's biography of Reuther have been placed in the Archives Audiovisual Collection.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in February, 1971 and revised in January, 1985.


Guide to the Jean Gould Papers
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description

Revision Statements

  • 1985-01: Additional materials were added to the collection.

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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