Wiley, Anna Kelton, 1877-1964

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Consumers' rights reformer, feminist, and club woman of Washington, D.C.

From the description of Papers of Anna Kelton Wiley, 1798-1964 (bulk 1925-1960). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71063964

A member of many Washington, D.C., clubs, ranging from the Daughters of the American Revolution to the Consumers' League, Wiley spent five days in jail for picketing the White House in 1917 for women's suffrage. She was chairman of the National Woman's Party (1930-1932 and 1940-1942), editor of its Equal Rights (1940-1945), and a lobbyist on behalf of many of the organizations with which she was involved.

From the description of Papers, 1893-1962 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006888

Biographical Note

  • 1877, Mar. 8: Born, Oakland, Calif.
  • 1885: Moved to Washington, D.C.
  • 1897: B.S., Columbian College, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
  • 1898: Employed by Department of Agriculture
  • 1900: Employed by Copyright Office, Library of Congress
  • 1907 - 1911 : President, Elizabeth Cady Stanton Suffrage Club
  • 1911 - 1912 : President, Consumer's League
  • 1911: Married Harvey Washington Wiley (died 1930)
  • 1912 - 1913 : Member, D.C. Federation of Women's Clubs, Washington, D.C.
  • 1912 - 1914 : President, Housekeeper's Alliance
  • 1917: Charter member, Kalorama Citizen's Association, Washington, D.C.
  • 1917: Arrested while picketing White House on behalf of women's suffrage
  • 1919 - 1921 : Campaigned for Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution
  • 1930: Chairman, National Woman's Party
  • 1930 - 1935 : First recording secretary, Washington Mental Hygiene Association, Washington, D.C.
  • 1932 - 1935 : President, D.C. Federation of Women's Clubs, Washington, D.C.
  • 1933: President, American Pure Food League
  • 1935 - 1938 : Director, D.C. Federation of Women's Clubs, Washington, D.C.
  • 1936 - 1970 : President, Women's City Club, Washington, D.C.
  • 1936 - 1963 : Member, Executive Board, Washington Criminal Justice Association
  • 1936 - 1970 : President, Kalorama Citizen's Association, Washington, D.C.
  • 1938 - 1940 : Chairman, Indian Welfare, General Federation of Women's Clubs
  • 1940 - 1942 : Chairman, National Woman's Party
  • 1952 - 1954 : President, Woman's City Club, Washington, D.C.
  • 1954 - 1962 : Chaplain, D.C. Federation of Citizens' Associations, Washington, D.C.
  • 1956 - 1958 : Consultant on legislation, General Federation of Women's Clubs
  • 1964: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Anna Kelton Wiley Papers, 1798-1964, (bulk 1925-1960), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Papers of Jane Norman Smith, 1913-1953 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Collection, 1921-1961 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Babcock, Caroline L. (Caroline Lexow), b. 1882. Papers of Caroline Lexow Babcock and Olive E. Hurlburt, 1906-1961 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Wiley, Anna Kelton, 1877-1964. Papers of Anna Kelton Wiley, 1798-1964 (bulk 1925-1960). Library of Congress
referencedIn Kitchelt, Florence Ledyard Cross, 1874-1961. Papers, 1885-1961 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Anna Kelton Wiley Papers, 1798-1964, (bulk 1925-1960) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Pollitzer, Anita, 1894-1975. Papers, 1923-1964, 1945-1946 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Pollitzer, Anita, 1894-1975. Anita Pollitzer papers, 1923-1964, 1945-1946 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Papers of Doris Stevens, 1884-1983 (inclusive), 1920-1960 (bulk) Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Marks, Jeannette Augustus, 1875-1964. Papers, 1938-1959 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Papers of Doris Stevens, 1884-1983 (inclusive), 1920-1960 (bulk) Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Berrien, Laura M. Papers, 1944-1948 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Wiley, Anna Kelton, 1877-1964. Papers, 1893-1962 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Papers, 1906-1961 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Papers, 1938(1942-1947) 1959 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Papers of of Alma Lutz,1921-1961 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith ALMA LUTZ person
associatedWith American Pure Food League. corporateBody
associatedWith Babcock, Caroline L. (Caroline Lexow), b. 1882. person
associatedWith Berrien, Laura M. person
associatedWith Campbell, William S. person
associatedWith Campbell, William S. (William Shaw), 1818-1904 person
associatedWith Caroline Lexow Babcock, Olive E. Hurlburt person
associatedWith Columbian Women, George Washington University, Washington (D.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith District of Columbia Federation of Women's Clubs. corporateBody
correspondedWith Doris Stevens person
associatedWith General Federation of Women's Clubs. corporateBody
associatedWith Housekeepers' Alliance. corporateBody
associatedWith Jeannette Augustus Marks, 1875-1964 person
associatedWith Kalorama Citizens' Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Kalorama Citizens Association (Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Kelley, Florence, 1859-1932. person
associatedWith Kelton, J. C. (John Cunningham), 1828-1893. person
associatedWith Kitchelt, Florence Ledyard Cross, 1874-1961. person
associatedWith Lewis, Dora. person
associatedWith Lutz, Alma. person
associatedWith Marks, Jeannette Augustus, 1875-1964. person
associatedWith National Consumers' League. corporateBody
associatedWith National Woman's Party. corporateBody
associatedWith Paul, Alice, 1885-1977. person
associatedWith Pollitzer, Anita, 1894-1975. person
associatedWith Smith, Jane Norman, 1874-1953. person
associatedWith Twentieth Century Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Twentieth Century Club (Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Wiley family. family
associatedWith Wiley, Harvey Washington, 1844-1930. person
associatedWith Women's City Club of Washington, D.C. corporateBody
associatedWith Women's City Club (Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Subject
Women--Suffrage
Women--United States--Societies and clubs
Consumers
Indians of North America--Legal status, laws, etc
Consumers' leagues
Equal rights amendments
Women
Women's rights
Lobbyists
Clubs
Child welfare
Women--Societies and clubs
Women--Washington (D.C.)--Societies and clubs
Occupation
Club women
Feminists
Reformers
Function

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Birth 1877

Death 1964

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