Johnson, Grace Allen Fitch, 1871-1952

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Grace Allen Johnson, educator, suffragist, civic reformer, internationalist, and lecturer, was born on September 29, 1871, in Maples, Ind., the fourth of the five daughters of Elizabeth Harriet (Bennett) and Appleton Howe Fitch, both from New England. Among her sisters was the well-known children's author and illustrator Lucy (Fitch) Perkins. The family lived in Indiana and Michigan, settling for a time in Kalamazoo; they returned to Hopkinton, Mass. (ancestral home of the Howe and Fitch families), when Grace was fourteen. She attended public school, graduating in 1890.

Politically liberal, Johnson was an activist for woman suffrage, for United States participation in the League of Nations (and later the United Nations) and World Court, and for various civic reforms (e.g., initiative and referendum, proportional representation). She defined herself as an educator, lecturing and writing on a wide range of topics including suffrage, the status of women, prohibition, aspects of democracy and government structure, international cooperation, and public speaking techniques. Her husband, a civil engineer, shared her political beliefs; he published numerous pamphlets on political reform.

From the guide to the Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1840-1952, (Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute)

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referencedIn Cambridge Political Equality Association. Records in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1896-1926 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Park, Maud Wood, 1871-1955. Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1870-1960 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Johnson, Grace A. (Grace Allen), 1871-1952. Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1840-1952 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Papers of Grace A. Johnson in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1840-1952: Subseries A-E, 1840-1952 (inclusive) Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Johnson, Grace Allen (Fitch), 1871- ,. Dramatization of the Sino-Japanese Dispute, Manchuria, 1931-1932 : typescript, [1937?]. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
referencedIn Woman's rights collection, 1853-1958 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Ames, Blanche. Papers, 1860-1961 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Cambridge Political Equality Association. Records, 1896-1926 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Papers of Grace A. Johnson in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1840-1952 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Johnson, Grace A., 1871-1952. Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1840-1952 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Ames, Blanche, 1878-1969. Papers, 1860-1961 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Woman's rights collection, 1853-1958 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Johnson, Grace A., 1871-1952. Papers, 1924-1951 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Park, Maud Wood, 1871-1955. Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1870-1960 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Cambridge (Mass.)
Indiana IN US
Boston (Mass.)
Subject
Disarmament
Home economics
Prohibition--Societies, etc
Lectures and lecturing
Progressivism (United States politics)
Women--Legal status, laws, etc
International relations
Women and peace
Industrial engineers
Militarism
Civic leaders
Civics
Forums (Discussion and debate)
Women--Suffrage--Caricatures and cartoons
Women industrial engineers
*Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Women jurors
International courts
Peace--Societies, etc
Work and family
Civic improvement
Adult education
Women--Suffrage
Occupation
Suffragists
Activity

Person

Birth 1871

Death 1952

Female

Americans

English

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