Stantial, Edna Lamprey, 1897-1985

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Edna Lamprey Stantial (1897-1985) was an American suffragist and archivist.

Edna Frances Lamprey was born in 1897 in Reading, Massachusetts. Her parents were Mollie McClelland Stantial and Frank Stantial. She attended Melrose High School and graduated in 1913. She attended Burdette College, a now defunct business school in Massachusetts, where she was certified as a secretary in 1914. She served as a secretary at the Economic Club of Boston from 1914 until 1916. On June 8, 1918, Stantial married Guy W. Stantial.

In 1916, Stantial, the youngest member of the Boston Equal Suffrage Association for Good Government, became the organization's secretary. She served in the position until 1920. She became the Executive Secretary for the Boston League of Women Voters in 1920, just after the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was confirmed. She left the position in 1924 upon the birth of her daughter, Barbara.

While caring for her daughter, Stantial volunteered for numerous women's rights organizations. From 1924 until 1930, she was the Treasurer of the Massachusetts League of Women Voters, followed by serving as the organization's Finance Committee, from 1930 until 1932.

It was during this time when she befriended Alice Stone Blackwell and Maud Wood Park and began developing her archival skills. She assisted Park with organizing her personal papers which she donated to Radcliffe College in 1943. She also was the executor of Park's will, which included organizing additional papers owned by Park to be donated to the Library of Congress. Regarding Blackwell, Stantial lived next to her on Martha's Vineyard.

Stantial served as a board member of the Birth Control League of Massachusetts in 1940. During this time, she actively supported the "mother's health referendum," which supported birth control access for women in Massachusetts. In 1950, she was named the archivist for the National American Woman Suffrage Association. During her time there, she organized the papers of Carrie Chapman Catt and Blackwell's family papers to be donated to the Library of Congress.

Stantial lived in Melrose, Massachusetts part-time, living in Martha's Vineyard also. Stantial was active in the Melrose community, including in her local Unitarian Church. She also chaired the Personnel Committee of the Melrose Public Safety Committee in the 1940s. She raised money for the New England Hospital, serving on their board and focusing on fundraising for the Mary E. Driscoll Alcoholic Unit. She volunteered for the hospital in administrative capacities until 1974.

Eventually, Stantial returned to Martha's Vineyard full-time. Her husband, Guy, died in 1982. She died at her home in Martha's Vineyard in 1985.

Stantial's papers reside in the collection of the Schlesinger Library at Harvard University.

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Dewson, Molly, 1874-1962. Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1915-1960 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Evans, Elizabeth Glendower, 1856-1937. Papers, 1859-1944 (bulk: 1882-1944) 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 Brown, Dorothy Kirchwey. Additional papers, 1857-1976 (inclusive), 1912-1971 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
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). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Luscomb, Florence, 1887-1985. Papers, 1856-1987 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
referencedIn Ames, Blanche, 1878-1969. Papers, 1860-1961 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Blackwell, Alice Stone, 1857-1950. Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1885-1950 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Evans, Elizabeth Glendower, 1856-1937. Papers, 1859-1944 (inclusive), 1882-1944 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Dewson, Molly, 1874-1962. Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1915-1960 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn 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
referencedIn Luscomb, Florence, 1887-1985. Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1904-1959 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library
referencedIn McCulloch, Catharine Waugh, 1862-1945. Papers in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1869-1945 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Dillon, Mary Earhart,. Mary Earhart Dillon collection, 1863-1955 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Carrie Chapman Catt Papers, 1848-1950, (bulk 1890-1920) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Records of The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, 1942-2011 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Luscomb, Florence, 1887-1985. Papers, 1856-2001 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Park, Maud Wood, 1871-1955. Papers of Maud Wood Park, 1844-1979 (bulk 1886-1951). Library of Congress
referencedIn Dewson, Molly, 1874-1962. Papers, 1893-1962 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Dewson, Molly, 1874-1962. Papers of Molly Dewson, 1893-1962 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
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. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Levis, Rosa Marie Finnochietti, 1878-1959. Papers, 1890-1959 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Levis, Rosa Marie, 1878-1959. Papers, 1884-1994 (bulk: 1910-1959) Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Brown, Dorothy Kirchwey. Papers of Dorothy Kirchwey Brown, 1917-1957. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn McCulloch, Catharine Waugh, 1862-1945. Papers in the Mary Earhart Dillon collection, 1869-1945 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Stantial, Edna Lamprey. Papers of Edna Lamprey Stantial, 1861-1999. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Luscomb, Florence, 1887-. Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1904-1959 (inclusive). 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
referencedIn Woman's rights collection, 1853-1958 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Adams, Mildred, 1894-1980. Papers, 1934-1980 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Stantial, Edna Lamprey. Papers, 1836-1958 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947. Carrie Chapman Catt papers, 1848-1950 (bulk 1890-1920). Library of Congress
referencedIn Metcalf, Margaret Carter. Papers, 1937-1946 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Stantial, Edna Lamprey. Series XI of the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1893-1944 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Additional papers, (inclusive), (bulk), 1857-1976, 1912-1971 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Diran, Mary. Papers, 1937-1950 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Van Waters, Miriam, 1887-1974. Papers, 1861-1971 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Papers, 1937-1946 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn New England Women's Club. Records, 1843-1970 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947. Papers, 1848-1950 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Papers, 1936-1963 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947. Papers of Carrie Chapman Catt, 1848-1950 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Maud Wood Park papers, 1844-1979 (bulk 1886-1951) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn 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 Stantial, Edna Lamprey, 1897-1985. Papers in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1870-1944 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
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Abbott, Grace, 1878-1939. person
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associatedWith Addams, Jane, 1860-1935. person
associatedWith Algeo, Sara MacCormack, 1876- person
associatedWith Alice Stone Blackwell, 1857-1950 person
associatedWith Allen, Florence Ellinwood, 1884-1966. person
associatedWith Ames, Blanche Ames, 1878-1969 person
associatedWith Anthony, Susan Brownell, 1820-1906 person
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associatedWith Barton, Clara, 1821-1912. person
associatedWith Blackwell, Alice Stone, 1857-1950 person
associatedWith Blackwell, Elizabeth, 1821-1910. person
associatedWith Blair, Emily Newell, b. 1877. person
associatedWith Boston Equal Suffrage Association for Good Government corporateBody
associatedWith Breckinridge, Sophonisba Preston, 1866-1948. person
associatedWith Brown, Dorothy Kirchwey, 1888-1981 person
correspondedWith Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968 person
associatedWith Catt, Carrie (Lane) Chapman, 1859-1947 person
associatedWith College Equal Suffrage League. corporateBody
associatedWith Crowley, Teresa A., 1874-1930 person
associatedWith Dennett, Mary Ware, 1872-1947. person
associatedWith Dewson, Mary (Molly) Williams, 1874-1962 person
associatedWith Dillon, Mary Earhart, person
associatedWith Diran, Mary. person
associatedWith Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926. person
associatedWith Eliot, Samuel A. (Samuel Atkins), 1862-1950. person
associatedWith Elliot, Maud Howe, 1854-1928. person
associatedWith Evans, Elizabeth person
associatedWith Evans, Elizabeth Glendower, 1856-1937 person
associatedWith Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958. person
associatedWith Florence Hope Luscomb person
associatedWith Florence Hope Luscomb, 1887-1985 person
associatedWith Gardener, Helen Hamilton (Chenoweth), 1858-1925 person
associatedWith Gillmore, Inez Haynes, 1873-1970. person
associatedWith Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, 1860-1935. person
associatedWith Glendower Gardiner, 1856-1937 person
associatedWith Hall, Florence Howe, 1845-1922. person
associatedWith Harper, Ida Husted, 1851-1931. person
associatedWith Hay, Mary Garrett, 1857-1928 person
associatedWith Irwin, Inez (Haynes), 1873-1970 person
associatedWith Johnson, Grace A., 1871-1952. person
associatedWith Johnson, Grace Allen Fitch, 1871-1952 person
associatedWith Kelley, Florence, 1859-1932. person
associatedWith Lathrop, Julia Clifford, 1858-1932. person
associatedWith Lee, Percy Maxim, 1906- person
associatedWith Leonard, Gertrude (Halladay), 1868-1919 person
associatedWith Levis, Rosa Marie Finnochietti, 1878-1959. person
associatedWith Luscomb, Florence, 1887- person
associatedWith Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association corporateBody
associatedWith Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Maud May (Wood) Park, 1871-1955 person
associatedWith McCulloch, Catharine Waugh, 1862-1945 person
associatedWith Metcalf, Margaret Carter person
associatedWith Mildred (Adams) Kenyon person
associatedWith National College Equal Suffrage League corporateBody
associatedWith National College Equal Suffrage League. corporateBody
associatedWith National League of Women Voters (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith National Woman's Party corporateBody
associatedWith New England Women's Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Page, Mary Hutcheson, 1860-1940 person
associatedWith Pankhurst, E. Sylvia (Estelle Sylvia), 1882-1960. person
associatedWith Park, Maud Wood, 1871-1955 person
associatedWith Perez, Madeleine Bagwell. person
associatedWith Perkins, Frances, 1880-1965. person
associatedWith Pinkham, Wenona Osborne, 1882-1930. person
associatedWith Radcliffe College. Women's Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Rankin, Jeannette, 1880-1973. person
associatedWith Rogers, Edith Nourse, 1881-1960. person
associatedWith Rosa Marie Levis, 1878-1959 person
associatedWith Schwimmer, Rosika, 1877-1948. person
associatedWith Shaw, Anna Howard, 1847-1919 person
associatedWith Shaw, Pauline (Agassiz), 1841-1917 person
associatedWith Sherwin, Belle, 1868-1955 person
associatedWith Sigourney, L. H. (Lydia Howard), 1791-1865. person
associatedWith Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893 person
associatedWith Thomas, M. Carey (Martha Carey), 1857-1935. person
associatedWith Upton, Harriet (Taylor) person
associatedWith Van Waters, Miriam, 1887-1974 person
associatedWith Willard, Mabel Caldwell person
associatedWith Women's Joint Legislative Committee for Equal Rights corporateBody
associatedWith Women's Joint Legislative Committee for Equal Rights. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Martha's Vineyard MA US
Reading MA US
Melrose MA US
Subject
Archival Practice
Women--Societies and clubs
Equal rights amendments
Equal rights amendments--United States
Sex discrimination against women
Women--Suffrage
Women's rights
Occupation
Suffragists
Activist
Archivist
Activity

Person

Birth 1897-02-22

Death 1985-04-10

Female

Americans

English

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