Park, Maud Wood, 1871-1955

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Suffragist, social worker, reformer, and author. Married Charles Edward Park (1898), widowed (1904), married Robert Freeman Hunter (1908).

From the description of Papers of Maud Wood Park, 1844-1979 (bulk 1886-1951). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80064531

Suffragist, civic reformer, and writer, Park graduated from Radcliffe College in 1898 and was active in suffrage and civic work in Boston for more than fifteen years. With Inez Haynes Gillmore, she organized the first chapter of the College Equal Suffrage League in 1900 and during the next eight years worked to establish local chapters in Massachusetts, New York, and the Midwest.

Following the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, Park served as first president of the National League of Women Voters (1920-1924). She prepared and donated a large body of material on the suffrage movement and on women after 1920 to Radcliffe College in 1943. This collection, called the Woman's Rights Collection, formed the nucleus of the Women's Archives, later the Schlesinger Library. For additional biographical information, see Notable American Women: The Modern Period (1980).

From the description of Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1870-1960 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232008719

Biographical Note

  • 1871, Jan. 25 .: Born, Boston, Mass.
  • 1887: Graduated, St. Agnes School, Albany, N.Y.
  • 1889 - 1891 : Teacher, public schools of Bedford, Mass.
  • 1897: Married Charles Edward Park (died 1904)
  • 1898: A.B., Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1900: Cofounder and president, Massachusetts branch, College Equal Suffrage League
  • 1901 - 1905 : Secretary, Boston Equal Suffrage Association, Boston, Mass
  • 1907: Worked and lived in settlement quarters in California, Colorado, and Washington state
  • 1908: Married (secretly) Robert Freeman Hunter (died 1928)
  • 1908 - 1910 : World tour to study conditions of women around the world
  • 1917 - 1920 : Chairman, Congressional Committee, National American Woman Suffrage Association
  • 1920 - 1924 : First president, National League of Women Voters
  • 1920: Formed the Women’s Joint Congressional Committee
  • 1923: Headed United States delegation, Congress of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance, Rome, Italy
  • 1925 - 1928 : Counselor on legislation, National League of Women Voters
  • 1928: Vice chairman, Women’s Committee for Hoover
  • 1930 - 1940 : Wrote several novels and plays under the pseudonym C. J. Maywood
  • 1938: Published Lucy Stone. Boston: Walter H. Baker Co.
  • 1955, May 9: Died, Melrose, Mass.
  • 1960: Posthumous publication of Front Door Lobby. Boston: Beacon Press. Edited by Edna Lamprey Stantial

From the guide to the Maud Wood Park Papers, 1844-1979, (bulk 1886-1951), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Dewson, Molly, 1874-1962. Papers, 1893-1962 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
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referencedIn Woman's Rights Collection (WRC) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
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referencedIn Papers, 1911-1969 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association. Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association records, 1894-1923 [microform]. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1840-1952 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Johnson, Grace A., 1871-1952. Papers: Series F-I, 1859-1950 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Shaw, Anna Howard, 1847-1919. Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1908-1943 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Gardener, Helen H. (Helen Hamilton), 1853-1925. Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1913-1941 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Records of the President of Radcliffe College, 1960-1972 Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Papers, 1914-1949 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Salley, Eulalie, 1883-1975. Eulalie Salley papers, 1916-1922. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Blackwell, Alice Stone, 1857-1950. Blackwell family papers, 1759-1960 (bulk 1845-1890). Library of Congress
referencedIn Perez, Madeleine Bagwell. 'Remember the Ladies....' the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America : its role in the collection and preservation of women's history source materials. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Helen Maria Biscoe Essay Collection, 1955-1959 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn [Unidentified man in suit and bowtie] [graphic]. Library of Congress
referencedIn Brown, Dorothy Kirchwey. Additional papers, 1857-1976 (inclusive), 1912-1971 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Park, Maud Wood, 1871-1955. What about woman suffrage? / by Maud Wood Park. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Pauline Agassiz Shaw Essay Collection, 1957-1961 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Additional papers, (inclusive), (bulk), 1857-1976, 1912-1971 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Laidlaw, H. B. (Harriet Burton), b. 1874. Papers: Series I-IV, 1851-1958 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Woman's Rights Collection (WRC) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Bob as baby [graphic]. Library of Congress
referencedIn Woman's Rights Collection (WRC) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Shaw, Anna Howard, 1847-1919. Series X of the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1863-1955 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Biscoe, Helen, 1860-1946. Papers, 1881-1945 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Carrie Chapman Catt Papers, 1848-1950, (bulk 1890-1920) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Bunting, Mary Ingraham, 1910-. Records of the President of Radcliffe College, 1960-1972 (inclusive). Radcliffe College, Archives
referencedIn Maud Wood Park Essay Collection, 1958. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Anderson, Mary, 1872-1964. Papers, 1918-1960 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1890-1959 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Gellhorn, Edna Fischel, 1878-1970. Papers, 1919-1960 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Tilton, Elizabeth, 1869-1950. Papers, 1914-1949 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Urann, Bertha Frances Pickford, 1875-1966. Family papers, 1828-1966. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Woman's Rights Collection (WRC) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Stantial, Edna Lamprey. Papers, 1836-1958 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Jordan, W. K. (Wilbur Kitchener), 1902-. Records of the President of Radcliffe College, 1943-1960 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Blackwell, Alice Stone, 1857-1950. Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1885-1950 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1881-1945 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Papers, ca. 1863-1955 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn [Unidentified soldier in Union uniform with kepi] [graphic]. Library of Congress
referencedIn Stantial, Edna Lamprey. Papers of Edna Lamprey Stantial, 1861-1999. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Butler, Jessee H. Suffragists. California State University, Long Beach
referencedIn National American Woman Suffrage Association. National American Woman Suffrage Association records, 1839-1961 bulk (1890-1930). Library of Congress
referencedIn Papers, 1851-1958 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Hay, Mary Garrett, 1857-1928. Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1918-1923 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1856-1987 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947. Papers of Carrie Chapman Catt, 1848-1950 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Gillmore, Inez Haynes, 1873-1970. Papers, 1872-1945 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1919-1960 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Woman's Rights Collection (WRC) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn [Unidentified man in coat] [graphic]. Library of Congress
referencedIn Brown, Dorothy Kirchwey. Papers, 1857-1981 (inclusive), 1912-1971 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1869-1945 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Park, Maud Wood, 1871-1955. Papers of Maud Wood Park, 1844-1979 (bulk 1886-1951). Library of Congress
referencedIn Luscomb, Florence, 1887-. Papers, 1856-1987 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Woman's rights collection, 1853-1958 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. Records of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, 1942-2003 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Woman's Rights Collection (WRC) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Records, 1913-1958 Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Radcliffe College. Office of the Dean of College Relations. Records of the Office of the Dean of College Relations, 1913-1958 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Woman's Rights Collection (WRC) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947. Carrie Chapman Catt papers, 1848-1950 (bulk 1890-1920). Library of Congress
referencedIn Levis, Rosa Marie Finnochietti, 1878-1959. Papers, 1890-1959 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Blackwell Family Papers, 1759-1960, (bulk 1845-1890) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn [Unidentified soldier in Union uniform with kepi] [graphic]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Park, Maud Wood, 1871-1955. Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1870-1960 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Maud Wood Park Papers, 1844-1979, (bulk 1886-1951) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Papers, 1893-1962 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Woman's Rights Collection (WRC) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Records of The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, 1942-2011 Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn McCulloch, Catharine Waugh, b. 1862. Series VI of the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1869-1945 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn National American Woman Suffrage Association Records, 1839-1961, (bulk 1890-1930) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Ames, Blanche. Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1913-1940 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893. Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1846-1943 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947. Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1904-1947 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Barron, Jennie L. (Jennie Loitman), 1891-1969. Papers, 1911-1969 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Reilly, Caroline I. Series VIII of the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1907-1941 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn National American Woman Suffrage Association. National American Woman Suffrage Association records, 1839-1961 (inclusive), 1890-1930 (bulk), [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Papers, ca. 1893-1944 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Stantial, Edna Lamprey. Series XI of the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1893-1944 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn [Unidentified man in workers' blouse and pants and rolled brim cap with feathers and tassel] [graphic]. Library of Congress
referencedIn [Unidentified man in uniform] [graphic]. Library of Congress
referencedIn Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947. Papers, 1848-1950 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Park, Maud Wood, 1871-1955. What about woman suffrage? / by Maud Wood Park. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Records, 1916-ca.1976 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Page, Mary Hutcheson, 1860-1940. Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1892-1943 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Association records, [microform]., 1894-1923. Minnesota Historical Society.
referencedIn Visual materials from the Blackwell family papers, 1840-ca. 1935, bulk 1890-1925 Prints and Photographs Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Pinkham, Wenona Osborne, 1882-1930. Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1918-1930 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, n.d., 1907-1941 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
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associatedWith Ames, Blanche. person
associatedWith Ames, Oakes, 1874-1950. person
associatedWith Anderson, Mary, 1872-1964. person
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associatedWith Anthony, Lucy Elmina. person
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associatedWith Avery, Rachel Foster, 1858-1919. person
associatedWith Babcock, Caroline L. (Caroline Lexow), b. 1882. person
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associatedWith College Equal Suffrage League. corporateBody
associatedWith Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies. corporateBody
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associatedWith Filene, E. A. (Edward Albert), 1860-1937. person
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Birth 1871-01-25

Death 1955-05-08

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