Maud Wood Park papers

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Maud Wood Park papers, 1844-1979 (bulk 1886-1951)

Maud Wood Park papers

1844-1979 (bulk 1886-1951)

Suffragist, social worker, reformer, and author. Family papers, correspondence, subject files, speeches and writings, an autograph collection, and miscellaneous papers relating primarily to Park's activities on behalf of women's suffrage and her associations with the National American Woman Suffrage Association and the National League of Women Voters.

3,700 items ; 19 containers ; 7.6 linear feet

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Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878

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Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879

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Author, poet, teacher and traveler. From the description of Papers, 1881-1945 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006855 ...

Allen, Florence Ellinwood, 1884-1966

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Lawyer and judge, of Cleveland, Ohio. From the description of Papers, 1856-1967, bulk 1901-1967. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 17937526 First woman lawyer to be appointed to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, for the 6th circuit, 1934, Allen (1884-1966) had been a judge of the Supreme Court of Ohio, and earlier, judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. From the description of Papers, 1921-1958 (inclusive). (Harvard Universi...

Wood family.

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Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941

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Louis Brandeis (b. November 13, 1856, Louisville, Kentucky – d. October 5, 1941, Washington D.C.) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving from 1916 until 1939. Brandeis was the Court’s 67th justice and its first Jewish-American justice. He was the son of immigrants from Bohemia, who came to Kentucky from Prague, then part of the Austrian Empire. He received his LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1877, and before becoming a judge, served as a lawyer at Warren & B...

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American poet from New England. Winner of the 1932 Pulitzer Prize. From the description of Letters, 1931-1943. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122464432 American Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. From the description of Letter to Mr. Beggen [?], 1928. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 86129842 Robert Frost was an American poet. From the description of Papers concerning the Kenned...

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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 t...

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Shaw, Pauline A. (Pauline Agassiz), 1841-1917

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Hunter family.

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Park, Charles Edward, -1904

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Hunter, Robert Freeman, -1928

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Peck, Mary Gray, 1867?-1957

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Wood, James R. (James Rodney). James R. Wood Civil War memoirs.

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Stantial, Edna Lamprey

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Edna Lamprey Stantial was secretary of the Boston Equal Suffrage Association for Good Government and archivist of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. As Maud Wood Park's close friend and secretary, ELS helped MWP gather the papers that MWP gave to Radcliffe College in 1943. These papers, the Woman's Rights Collection, formed the nucleus of the Women's Archives, later the Schlesinger Library. Throughout the 1950s, ELS continued to collect, sort, and "catalog" papers tha...

Webster, Ann

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Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947

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Carrie Lane Chapman Catt, suffragist, early feminist, political activist, and Iowa State alumna (1880), was born on January 9, 1859 in Ripon, Wisconsin to Maria Clinton and Lucius Lane. At the close of the Civil War, the Lanes moved to a farm near Charles City, Iowa where they remained throughout their lives. Carrie entered Iowa State College in 1877 completing her work in three years. She graduated at the top of her class and while in Ames established military drills for women, became the first...

Boston Equal Suffrage Association for Good Government

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Suffragists Maud Wood Park, Pauline Agassiz Shaw, and Mary Hutcheson Page were among those who in 1901 founded the Boston Equal Suffrage Association for Good Government (BESAGG) "to promote a better civic life, the true development of the home and the welfare of the family, through the exercise of suffrage on the part of the women citizens of Boston." After 1920, BESAGG became the Boston League of Women Voters. For further historical information see Lois Bannister Merk, Massachusetts and the Wom...

Blackwell, Alice Stone, 1857-1950

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Daughter of suffrage leaders Lucy Stone and Henry Browne Blackwell, Alice Stone Blackwell joined her parents in writing and editing the Woman's Journal. For additional biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971). From the description of Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1885-1950 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232008749 Editor, The woman's journal and suffrage news. From the description of Letter, 1920 Apr...

Barton, Clara, 1821-1912

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Founder of the American Red Cross. From the description of Letter to James Langstaff Dunn [manuscript], 1865 September 22. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647813309 Nurse and organizer of the American National Red Cross, of Washington, D.C. From the description of Papers, 1869. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19241558 Clara Barton (1821-1912) was the founder and for twenty-three years president of the American Red Cross. She ...

Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915

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Booker T. Washington was an African American educator and public figure. Born a slave on a small farm in Virginia, he worked his way through the Hampton Institute and became an instructor there. He was the first principal of the Tuskegee Institute, and under his management it became a successful center for practical education. A forceful and charismatic personality, he became a national figure through his books and lectures. Although his conservative views concerned many critics, he became the m...

Page, Mary H. (Mary Hutcheson), 1860-1940

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In addition to founding a discussion club that became the Brookline Equal Suffrage Association, being president of the Brookline Association, and serving as chairman of the Executive Board of the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association, Page played a major role in founding the Boston Equal Suffrage Association for Good Government. Chair of BESAGG's Executive Board and later its president, she was known for her fund-raising skills and ability to convince individual women to join the suffrage cau...