Rankin, Jeannette, 1880-1973

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A pacifist and feminist (B.A., University of Montana, 1902) Rankin was the first congresswoman, representing Montana in 1917-1919 and in 1941-43; she was the only Member of Congress to vote against U.S. participation in both world wars. In the 1920s she worked for the National Consumers' League and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and founded the Georgia Peace Society. In the 1930s, she worked for the National Council for Prevention of War. From 1945 to the early 1970s, she traveled extensively, especially in India, opposed the Vietnam War, and worked for the Equal Rights Amendment.

From the description of Papers, 1973. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007879

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referencedIn Georgia Peace Society. Collection, 1931-1937. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
referencedIn Maud Wood Park Papers, 1844-1979, (bulk 1886-1951) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Hicks, Mildred, 1880-1961. Mildred and Mary Hicks papers, 1917-1945. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn McCulloch, Catharine Waugh, b. 1862. Series VI of the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1869-1945 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Martin, Anne, 1875-1951. Anne Henrietta Martin papers, 1892-1951. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Candidates for public office campaign materials, 1966-1976 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Clapp, Moses E. (Moses Edwin), 1851-1929. Moses E. Clapp papers, 1873-1929. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Rankin, Jeannette. Jeannette Rankin interview / with Dick Cavett : typescript, 1972 Apr. 17. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Rainey, Glenn W. (Glenn Weddington), 1907-1988,. Glen Rainey oral history interview, 1977 Nov. 8. Georgia State University
referencedIn Papers, 1893-1978 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Mary Church Terrell Papers, 1851-1962, (bulk 1886-1954) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Surles, Flora Belle, 1887-1971?. Papers, 1917-1973 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Haste, Gwendolen. Gwendolen Haste papers, 1900-1964. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn National American Woman Suffrage Association Records, 1839-1961, (bulk 1890-1930) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Jeannette Rankin Brigade records, 1967-1968 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf National Council for Prevention of War (U.S.). Records, 1921-1975. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
referencedIn Missoula Women for Peace oral history project interviews, 2000 University of Montana--Missoula Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Lutz, Alma,. Collection of documents by and about abolitionists and women's rights activists, Part 2 (Liv-W), 1775-1943 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn National American Woman Suffrage Association. National American Woman Suffrage Association records, 1839-1961 bulk (1890-1930). Library of Congress
referencedIn Diana Davies Papers MS 309., 1960s-1996 (ongoing) Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Lindseth, Jon A.,. Lindseth collection of American woman suffrage, [ca. 1820-1920]. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Dickerman, Judson C., 1873-1967. Papers of Judson C. Dickerman [manuscript], 1924-1945. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rankin, Jeannette, 1880-1973. Letter, 1917 Sept. 6, Washington D.C., to Perry Walton, Boston. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Papers, 1900-1980 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Josephson, Hannah. Papers, 1969-1974 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Biography clippings : "R" [surname] folder 1899-2001. Monterey Public Library
referencedIn Laidlaw, H. B. (Harriet Burton), b. 1874. Papers: Series I-IV, 1851-1958 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn National American Woman Suffrage Association. National American Woman Suffrage Association records, 1839-1961 (inclusive), 1890-1930 (bulk), [microform]. University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hamilton Library
referencedIn Terrell, Mary Church, 1863-1954. Mary Church Terrell papers, 1851-1962 (inclusive), 1886-1954 (bulk) [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Smith, Norma, 1913-2001. Norma Smith papers, 1895-2000. Montana State University (MSU) Library, MSU Library; Renne Library; MSU Library - Bozeman
referencedIn Foley, Margaret, 1875-1957. Papers, 1847-1968 (inclusive), 1909-1929 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Foley, Margaret, 1875-1957. Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1911-1924 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Rankin, Jeannette. Collection, 1917-1968, 1917-1929. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
creatorOf Hull, Hannah Clothier, 1872-1958. Papers, 1889-1958. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
referencedIn Papers, 1869-1945 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Committee on Militarism in Education (U.S.). Records, 1925-1940. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
referencedIn Papers, 1874-1945 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Papers, 1917, 1935-1973 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Cady, Alonzo D., ca. 1823-1917. Cady and Randolph family papers, 1844-1943. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Papers, ca.1905-1989 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn National Consumers' League Records, 1882-1986, (bulk 1920-1950) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Rankin, Jeannette, 1880-1973. Papers, 1879-1976 (inclusive), 1916-1973 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Collection, 1829-1972, n.d. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Jeanette Rankin collection, 1917-2009 University of Montana--Missoula Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library Archives and Special Collections
creatorOf Rankin, Jeannette. Activist for world peace, women's rights, and democratic government : oral history transcript / Jeanette Rankin; tape recorded interview conducted by Malca Chall and Hannah Josephson in 1974. Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, California, 1974 : and related material, 1972-1974. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Franklin, Robert A. Women in Congress radio broadcast, 1997. Montana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Hayler, Guy Wilfrid. Guy Wilfrid Hayler papers, [ca. 1897-1962]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Morris, George Perry,. Papers, 1843-1918. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Rankin, Jeannette, 1880-1973. Jeannette Rankin recording, 1938-1941. Montana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Cheek, Katrina Rebecca, 1946-. The rhetoric and revolt of Jeannette Rankin. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Collection, n.y., n.d., 1775-1943 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Board, John C. The lady from Montana : Jeannette Rankin. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Winestine, Belle Fligelman. Papers, 1972, n.d. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn National Consumers' League. National Consumers' League records, 1882-1986 (bulk 1920-1950). Library of Congress
referencedIn Yarrow, Harriet. Papers, 1943-1974 (inclusive), 1943-1961 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Billings, Harry L., 1913-1990. Harry L. and Gretchen Billings papers, 1940-1984. Montana State University (MSU) Library, MSU Library; Renne Library; MSU Library - Bozeman
referencedIn Stantial, Edna Lamprey. Papers, 1836-1958 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Jeanette Rankin Papers, 1916-1919 Montana Historical Society Archives
creatorOf Rankin, Jeannette, 1880-1973. Papers, 1961-1971 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Harry L. and Gretchen Billings Papers, 1940-1984 Montana State University-Bozeman Library, Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
referencedIn Papers, (inclusive), (bulk), 1847-1968, 1909-1929 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn McKinnon, Edna Rankin, b. 1893. Papers, 1893-1978 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Rankin Family Papers, 1888-1946 Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library Archives and Special Collections
creatorOf Rankin, Jeannette, 1880-1973. Papers, 1941-1945 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Rankin, Jeannette, 1880-1973. Papers, 1973. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Emergency Peace Campaign (U.S.). Records, 1935-1941 bulk, 1936-1937. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
referencedIn Terrell, Mary Church, 1863-1954. Mary Church Terrell papers, 1851-1962 (bulk 1886-1954). Library of Congress
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1875-2004 (inclusive), 1936-2000 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Geer, Peter Zack, 1927-. Peter Zack Geer, Jr. papers, 1923-1967. Georgia Southern University
referencedIn Pendergrast, Nan, 1920-. Nan Pendergrast papers, 1935-1993. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Levy, Edward G.,. Edward G. and Hortense R. Levy Collection, 1829-1972 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Dennett, Mary Ware, 1872-1947. Papers: Series IV, 1910-1944 (inclusive) [microform]. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Hochstein, Irma E., 1887-1974. Papers, 1916-1965. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Manahan, James, 1866-1932. James Manahan and family papers, 1880-1937. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn James Manahan and family papers., 1880-1937. Minnesota Historical Society.
referencedIn McKinnon, Edna Rankin, b. 1893. Audiotape collection of Edna Rankin McKinnon, ca. 1970 [sound recording]. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Rankin, Jeannette, 1880-1973. Jeannette Rankin collection, 1914-2001. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn San Francisco Women for Peace records, 1943-[on-going] The Bancroft Library.
referencedIn National American Woman Suffrage Association. National American Woman Suffrage Association records, 1839-1961 (inclusive), 1890-1930 (bulk), [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Anne McGrew Bennett Collection, 1959-84 The Graduate Theological Union.
referencedIn Jeannette Rankin - scrapbook re, 1917-1966. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Gwendolen Haste papers, 1900-1964 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Jeannette Rankin Brigade. Jeannette Rankin Brigade records, 1967-1968. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Lindseth collection of American woman suffrage, [ca. 1820-1920]. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Norma Smith Papers, 1895-2000 Montana State University-Bozeman Library, Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
referencedIn Catalogue I of the Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979 The Bancroft Library.
referencedIn Bancroft Library. Regional Oral History Office Oral History Interviews, 1959-1979, (bulk 1969-1975) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Rankin, Jeannette, 1880-1973. Papers, 1915-1965 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1851-1958 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Rankin, Jeannette, 1880-1973. Letters, 1917. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Rankin, Jeannette. Papers, 1915-1965 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Davies, Diana, 1938-. Papers 1960-1996 (ongoing). Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Bancroft Library. Regional Oral History Office. Bancroft Library. Regional Oral History Office oral history interviews, 1959-1979 (bulk 1969-1975). Library of Congress
referencedIn Missoula Women for Peace Records on the Jeanette Rankin Statue, 1983-1988 University of Montana--Missoula Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Suffragists Oral History Project (Bancroft Library). Transcripts of oral history project, 1959-1974 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Newman, Pauline. Papers, 1903-1982 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Women's History, 1977-1980 Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memoryhttp://www.indiana.edu/~cshm
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Resolution Adopted by Suffragetts of Fifth Congressional District of Michigan, Favoring Rankin Bill for Investigation Concerning Treatment of Suffragetts at Occoquan United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn [STOCK NEWSREEL EXCERPTS] United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn [STOCK NEWSREEL EXCERPTS] United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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associatedWith Addams, Jane, 1860-1935. person
associatedWith ALMA LUTZ, 1890-1973 person
associatedWith Anthony, Katharine Susan, 1877-1965. person
associatedWith Bancroft Library. Regional Oral History Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Bancroft Library. Regional Oral History Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Bennett, Anne Mcgrew person
associatedWith Board, John C. person
associatedWith Catharine Gouger (Waugh) McCullouch, 1862-1945 person
associatedWith Cavett, Dick. person
associatedWith Chall, Malca. person
associatedWith Cheek, Katrina Rebecca, 1946- person
associatedWith Clapp, Moses E. (Moses Edwin), 1851-1929. person
alumnusOrAlumnaOf Columbia University. School of Social Work. corporateBody
associatedWith Committee on Militarism in Education (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Davies, Diana, 1938- person
associatedWith Davies, Diana, 1938- person
associatedWith Dennett, Mary Ware, 1872-1947. person
associatedWith Dickerman, Judson C., 1873-1967. person
associatedWith Edna Bertha (Rankin) McKinnon, 1893-1978 person
associatedWith EDWARD G. AND HORTENSE R. LEVY person
associatedWith Emergency Peace Campaign (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith FLORA BELLE SURLES, 1887-1971? person
associatedWith Foley, Margaret, 1875-1957. person
associatedWith Geer, Peter Zack, 1927- person
associatedWith Georgia Peace Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Grossman, Hazel. person
associatedWith Hamburg, Alice. person
associatedWith Harriet Wright (Burton) Laidlaw, 1873-1949 person
associatedWith Haste, Gwendolen. person
associatedWith Hayler, Guy Wilfrid. person
associatedWith Hicks, Mildred, 1880-1961. person
associatedWith Hochstein, Irma E., 1887-1974. person
associatedWith Hull, Hannah Clothier, 1872-1958. person
associatedWith Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory corporateBody
associatedWith Jeannette Rankin Brigade. corporateBody
associatedWith Jon A., Lindseth person
associatedWith Josephson, Hannah. person
associatedWith Josephson, Hannah. person
associatedWith Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963. person
associatedWith Kirkley, John Harris. person
associatedWith Knowles, Gladys Ellsworth Heinrich, 1892- person
associatedWith La Guardia, Fiorello H. (Fiorello Henry), 1882-1947 person
associatedWith Laidlaw, H. B. (Harriet Burton), b. 1874. person
associatedWith Levy, Edward G., person
associatedWith Lindseth, Jon A., person
associatedWith Lundeen, Ernest, 1878-1940. person
associatedWith Lutz, Alma, person
associatedWith Manahan, James, 1866-1932. person
associatedWith Martin, Anne, 1875-1951. person
associatedWith MARY (WARE) DENNETT person
associatedWith McCulloch, Catharine Waugh, b. 1862. person
associatedWith McKinnon, Edna Bertha Rankin, 1893-1978. person
associatedWith McKinnon, Edna Rankin, b. 1893. person
associatedWith Missoula Women for Peace corporateBody
associatedWith Monterey Public Library. California History Room. corporateBody
associatedWith Morris, George Perry, person
memberOf National American Woman Suffrage Association. corporateBody
associatedWith National Consumers' League. corporateBody
associatedWith National Council for Prevention of War (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith National Council for Prevention of War (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Newman, Pauline. person
associatedWith Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 person
associatedWith Norris, George W. (George William), 1861-1944. person
associatedWith O'Neill, Mary. person
associatedWith Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Park, Maud Wood, 1871-1955 person
associatedWith Paul, Alice, 1885-1977 person
associatedWith PAULINE NEWMAN, 1888-1986 person
associatedWith Pendergrast, Nan, 1920- person
associatedWith Rainey, Glenn W. (Glenn Weddington), 1907-1988, person
associatedWith Rankin family family
associatedWith Rankin family. family
sibling of Rankin, Wellington Duncan, 1884-1966 person
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associatedWith Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962. person
associatedWith RUTH BALDWIN (COWAN) NASH, 1901-1993 person
associatedWith Smith, Norma, 1913-2001. person
associatedWith Stantial, Edna Lamprey. person
associatedWith Suffragists Oral History Project (Bancroft Library). corporateBody
associatedWith Surles, Flora Belle, 1887-1971?. person
associatedWith Swarthmore College. Peace Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Terrell, Mary Church, 1863-1954. person
associatedWith United States. Congress. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. House. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. House. corporateBody
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associatedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
associatedWith Walton, Perry, 1865-1941. person
associatedWith Winestine, Belle Fligelman. person
associatedWith Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. corporateBody
associatedWith Yarrow, Harriet. person
associatedWith Yarrow, Harriet. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Missoula County MT US
Carmel CA US
Montana MT US
Subject
World War, 1914-1918--Public opinion
Presidents--Election
Women and peace--History--Sources
Electoral college
World War, 1939-1945
Suffragists--History--Sources
Women in politics
Women--Suffrage
Women and war
World War, 1914-1918
Farmers
World War, 1939-1945--Public opinion
Women--Political activity
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Sources
Peace movements--History--Sources
Preferential ballot
Pacifists--History--Sources
World War, 1914-1918--Sources
Government and Politics
Pacifism
Legislators
Peace--Government policy
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements
Women legislators--Correspondence
Political Campaigns
Women and peace
Women's rights
Peace movements
Women
Droughts
Montana
World War, 1914-1918--Protest movements
World War, 1939-1945--Protest movements
World War, 1939-1945--Sources
Children--Employment
Draft
Prohibition
Occupation
Legislators
Feminists
Pacifists
Politicians
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Birth 1880-06-11

Death 1973-05-18

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