Records of the League of Women Voters (Cambridge, Mass.), 1916-1974

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League of Women Voters (Cambridge, Mass.). Records, 1916-ca.1976

Records of the League of Women Voters (Cambridge, Mass.), 1916-1974

1916-1974

Minutes, reports, correspondence, etc., of the League of Women Voters of Cambridge (Mass.), which advocated for informed, active participation of citizens in government.

1 file box, 3 reels of microfilm (M-103)

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Wambaugh, Sarah, 1882-1955

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An instructor in history and government, and an expert in international affairs, Wambaugh was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Eugene and Betty Wambaugh, and earned degrees from Radcliffe College (A.B. 1902, A.M. 1917). She was an advisor to the Peruvian government for the Tacna-Arica Plebiscite (1925-1926), to the Saar Plebiscite Commission (1934-35), to the American observers of the Greek national elections (1945-1946) and to the U.N. Plebiscite Commission to Jamma and K...

League of Women Voters (U.S.)

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The League of WomenVoters is a non-partisan political organization that influences public policy through education and advocacy. It supports positions, but not individual candidates or political parties. The national league was established in 1920, primarily to help the 20 million newly enfranchised women exercise their constitutional rights. League members study issues of local, state and national significance. Once members agree on a position, the League may act by pro...

Schlesinger, Elizabeth (Bancroft), 1887-1977

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Breshkovsky, Catherine, 1844-1934

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Bronner, Augusta F. (Augusta Fox), 1881-

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League of Women Voters of Massachusetts

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The League of Women Voters was founded in 1920 during the National American Suffrage Association convention, just months before the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution gave women the right to vote. Many founding delegates were from Massachusetts, and participated in local suffrage organizations. These suffrage groups promptly reformed as League chapters. Originally incorporated in 1893, the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association dissolved and regrouped in May 1...

League of Women Voters of Cambridge.

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The Cambridge Political Equality Association was organized in February 1896 by women who believed "that the exercise of the suffrage on the part of the women citizens is not only just but will promote a better civic life, the true development of the home, and the welfare of the family...." Association records for the years 1896 to 1916 are in: the Schlesinger Library's Woman's Rights Collection (folders 1070-1081af, volumes 106-110); the Grace A. Johnson papers in the Woman's Rights Collection (...

Howe, Helen, 1905-1975.

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Monologuist and author (Radcliffe, 1927) Howe studied acting with Georges Vitray in France, joined the New York Theater Guild, performed to critical acclaim in the U.S. and London, toured with "Community Concerts" during WWII, and wrote several novels and a family history. Her parents, Mark Anthony Dewolfe Howe and Fanny Quincy Howe, were writers. Her brothers were Quincy Howe, an editor and radio commentator, and Mark DeWolfe Howe, a Harvard law professor. Howe married Reginald Allen, curator o...

Gillmore, Inez Haynes, 1873-1970

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A writer, Inez (Haynes) Gillmore Irwin, was active in the women's suffrage movement, the first fiction editor of Max Eastman's periodical, The Masses, one of the original members of the feminist society, Heterodoxy, and a feminist historian. She served in leadership roles in various professional writers' associations and chaired the board of directors of the World Center for Women's Archives. For further information see Notable American Women, the Modern Period. From the description ...

Cambridge Political Equality Association.

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The Cambridge Political Equality Association was founded in 1896 "to extend study and discussion with a view to securing political equality for American citizens." In 1901, CPEA affiliated with the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association; it was probably the forerunner of the Cambridge League of Woman Voters. From the description of Records in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1896-1926 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232008750 ...

Hamilton, Alice, 1869-1970

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A physician who was the first woman professor at Harvard University, Hamilton also worked as a resident researcher at Hull House, a researcher of industrial poisons for the U.S. Department of Labor, and was a member of the League of Nations Health Organization and of President Hoover's Committee on Social Trends. For further information, see Notable American Women, The Modern Period (1980); Hamilton's autobiography, Exploring the Dangerous Trades (1942); and Barbara Sicherman, Alice Hamilton: A ...

Van Waters, Miriam

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Penologist (University of Oregon, B.A., 1908, M.A., 1910; Clark University, Ph. D., 1913) Van Waters was superintendent of the Reformatory for Women in Framingham MA (1932-1957). She was also director (1919-1920) of El Retiro, a school for delinquent girls in Calif., referee (1920-1930) for the Los Angeles County Juvenile Court, director of the juvenile delinquency section of the Harvard Law School Crime Survey (1926-1930s), consultant on juvenile delinquency for the Wickersham Commission (1928-...

Harvard Scrubwomen

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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...

Luscomb, Florence, 1887-

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Trade-unionist. From the description of Oral history interview with Florence Luscomb, 1976. (Wayne State University, Archives of Labor & Urban). WorldCat record id: 32321605 Florence Hope Luscomb, social and political activist, earned an S.B. in architecture (M.I.T., 1909), and worked as an architect until 1917, when she became executive secretary for the Boston Equal Suffrage Association. From the description of Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1904-...

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...

Cronkhite, Bernice Veazey Brown, 1893-1983.

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Strong, Anna Louise, 1885-1970

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Epithet: US author and socialist in Moscow British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000351.0x0003de Anna Louise Strong was born in Nebraska and educated at Oberlin and the University of Chicago. Later moving to Seattle, she was the editor of the Seattle Union Record. She travelled extensively to Russia and China, and she wrote accounts of those journeys. In 1921 she travelled to famine-struck areas in Russia as part of ...

Andrews, Fannie Fern, 1867-1950

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Founder of the American School Peace League, later renamed the American School Citizenship League. From the description of Collection, 1906-1940. (Swarthmore College, Peace Collection). WorldCat record id: 26900828 Pacifist, internationalist, author and scholar. An authority on international law and the international aspects of education, Andrews founded the American School Peace League in 1908, which became the American School Citizenship League in 1919. She served as U.S. ...

Brown, Dorothy Kirchwey, 1888-1981.

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Sayre, Jessie Woodrow Wilson, 1887-1933

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Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre was the daughter of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson and was a political activist. She was born in Gainesville, Georgia on August 28, 1887, the second daughter of Woodrow and Ellen Axson Wilson. She was educated privately in Princeton and at Goucher College in Baltimore; after her graduation from Goucher, she worked at a settlement home in Philadelphia for three years. She was also involved with the YWCA, serving on its national board. She marrie...

Cannon, Ida M. (Ida Maud), 1877-

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Hodder, Jessie Donaldson, 1867-1931.

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Internationally known penologist, Hodder was Superintendent of the Massachusetts Reformatory for Women at Framingham (1911-1931). For further information, see Notable American Women (1971). From the description of Papers, 1873-1931 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006648 ...

Eliot, Martha M. (Martha May), 1891-1978

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Physician. From the description of Reminiscences of Martha May Eliot : oral history, 1966. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122376669 From the description of Reminiscences of Martha May Eliot and William M. Schmidt : oral history, 1974. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122419486 Pediatrician and expert on children's health (Radcliffe, 1913; Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1918), Eliot was a founde...