MacDonald, Anne L.
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
1.5 linear ft.
A graduate of Wellesley College, Macdonald taught history in Washington, D.C.; she retired in 1983 to start a mail order business to market the Great Scot Argyler, a patented kintting method and device. She is the author of No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting (1988) and Feminine Ingenuity: A History of American Women’s Inventions (1992). Collection includes background material for her books on knitting and women inventors, including copies of women’s patents and lists of women granted patents compiled by the Patent Office; also letters in response to the knitting book.