Duluth: March 11, 1948.
1 vols. 8vo. Fine. Item #41517
Margaret Frances Culkin Banning. Best-selling author and early advocate of women's rights. Daughter of William E. Culkin who served two terms in the Minnesota State Senate (1895-99). Spent one year at Sacred Heart Academy in Rochester, New York. B.A., Vassar College, 1912; certificate, Chicago School of Civicsand Philanthropy, 1913. Russell Sage Foundation fellow in research. Active in politics, she was a delegate to one National Republican Convention and an alternate to another. First literary works were short stories and essays published in magazines. First novel, This Marrying, published in 1920. Her last, Such Interesting People, published in 1979. Authored thirty-six novels and more than four hundred essays and short stories, usually concerned with problems of youth, women, and social change. Vassar College trustee, 1936-44. Duluth Public Library trustee. First woman admitted to Duluth Hall of Fame. Member of the British Information Service in World War II. Married Archibald Tanner Banning, 1914; divorced 1930; four children from this marriage. Married LeRoy Salsich, 1944; kept Banning name on her writings. Following World War II she worked in refugee and displaced persons camps in Austria and Germany.