Suffragists Oral History Collection 1959-1977

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Suffragists Oral History Collection 1959-1977

Oral History transcripts of twelve suffragists, conducted by the Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley from 1959 to 1977.

7 volumes; (1 linear ft.)

eng,

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Matthews, Burnita Shelton, 1894-1988

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Burnita Shelton Matthews (December 28, 1894 – April 25, 1988) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. She was the first woman appointed to serve on a United States District Court. Matthews was born Burnita Shelton in Burnell, (an unincorporated community in Claiborne County), Mississippi, on December 28, 1894. Her father was a planter and chancery court judge. She had a brother, John L. Shelton. After attending local schools, sh...

Rankin, Jeannette, 1880-1973

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Jeannette Pickering Rankin (June 11, 1880 – May 18, 1973) was an American politician and women's rights advocate, and the first woman to hold federal office in the United States. She was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Republican from Montana in 1916, and again in 1940. Rankin graduated from the University of Montana in 1902. She subsequently attended the New York School of Philanthropy (later the New York, then the Columbia, School of Social Work) before embarking on a care...

Field, Sara Bard, 1882-1974

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Poet and suffragist Sara Bard Field lived in Portland in the early part of the twentieth century. Her poetry, her support of women’s suffrage, and her controversial relationship with Charles Erskine Scott Wood, a Portland cultural icon, made an indelible imprint on the history of Oregon. Field was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on September 1, 1882, to strict Baptist parents. The family moved to Detroit, where, at the age of eighteen, she married the much older Baptist minister Albert Erghott. T...

Kettler, Ernestine H.

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Bancroft Library. Regional Oral History Office

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According to the University of California, Berkeley Bancroft Library website: "The Regional Oral History Office (ROHO) is a research program of the University of California, Berkeley, working within The Bancroft Library. ROHO conducts, teaches, analyzes, and archives oral and video history documents in a broad variety of subject areas critical to the history of California and the United States." For more information regarding the ROHO and their work please consult their website: http://bancroft....

Vernon, Mabel

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Mabel Vernon was an active suffragist who participated in the Nevada suffrage campaign in 1914 and 1916 as Anne Martin's assistant, and served as her campaign manager in the 1918 and 1920 senatorial races. Afterward she returned to her work at the National Woman's Party, and became associated with the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and the People's Mandate to End Wars. From the description of Mabel Vernon papers, 1914-1920. (University of California, Berkeley). Wo...

Seiler, Laura Ellesworth

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Butler, Jessie Haver, 1886

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Bary, Helen Valeska, 1887-1973

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Paul, Alice, 1885-1977

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Quaker, lawyer, and lifelong activist for women's rights, Alice Paul was educated at Swarthmore and the University of Pennsylvania, where her doctoral dissertation was on the legal status of women in Pennsylvania. She later earned law degrees from Washington College of Law and American University. Paul also studied economics and sociology at the universities of London and Birmingham and worked at a number of British social settlements (1907-1910). While in England she wa...

Shygeson, Sylvie G. Thompson

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Reyher, Rebecca Hourwich, 1897-1987

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Rebecca Hourwich Reyher was born on January 21, 1897, in New York City, the second child of Isaac Hourwich (1860-1924) and his second wife Louise Elizabeth "Lisa" (Joffe) Hourwich (1866-1947). Rebecca enrolled at Columbia University's extension school in 1915 and took classes at the University of Chicago in the early 1920s; she received her bachelor's degree in 1954, after taking summer school classes at the University of Chicago. While living in Washington, D.C., Rebecca became interested in th...

De Ford, Miriam Allen, 1888-1975

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Maynard Shipley (1872-1934) was a criminologist and scientist who often spoke out in favor of science and evolution and against religious fanaticism and capital punishment. Shipley also worked as an editor, speaker, and organizer for the Socialist Party alongside Eugene V. Debs. Shipley married Miriam Allen De Ford in 1921. Ford was a writer and eventually wrote about Shipley in a biography entitled Up-Hill All The Way (1956), also in the Tamiment Library. From the guide to the Miria...