Nettie Fowler McCormick Biographical Association Records, 1802-1949


The Nettie Fowler McCormick Biographical Association was a private organization formed on August 1, 1932 by three of Mrs. McCormick's children: Cyrus H. McCormick Jr., Anita McCormick Elaine, and Harold F. McCormick. The purposes of the Association included arranging and studying the vast collection of papers left by Mrs. McCormick, collecting the recollections of persons who knew her, and of assembling as many as possible of her own writings. The McCormick family hoped a biography of Mrs. McCormick would result from this enterprise. Stella Virginia Roderick was the secretary of the Association. The Association concluded its work on January 31, 1956 and thereafter the papers of Mrs. McCormick and the files of the Association were transferred to the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.