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Lucy Powel (1892-1977), daughter of William Powel and Mary Florence (Burgin) Rodenbaugh Powel, was a resident of Norristown, Pennsylvania. She was a graduate of Friends Select School and the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry. Following World War I, Powel served as a missionary teacher in India for the Women's Union Missionary Society of America, as well as with the Luthinia Christian Medical College in the Punjab (the first women's medical college in India). She worked with the American Red Cross for most of her life. She was active in the Norristown Garden Club, the Historical Society of Montgomery County, and the Daughters of the American Revolution, among other clubs. Powel was an avid short story writer, and many of her stories were published in local periodicals.
"Miss Lucy Powel." Times Herald, August 3, 1977.
The Lucy Powel papers, 1928-1977, consist of manuscripts for short stories and articles with accompanying editorial correspondence, invitations, and miscellaneous papers.
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- Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
- This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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