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

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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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League of Women Voters (U.S.)

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The League of Women Voters (LWV) is a nonprofit organization in the United States that was formed to help women take a larger role in public affairs after they won the right to vote. It was founded in 1920 to support the new women suffrage rights and was a merger of National Council of Women Voters, founded by Emma Smith DeVoe, and National American Woman Suffrage Association, led by Carrie Chapman Catt, approximately six months before the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution g...

Luscomb, Florence, 1887-1985

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Florence Hope Luscomb, social and political activist, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, on February 6, 1887, the daughter of Otis and Hannah Skinner (Knox) Luscomb. With an S.B. in architecture (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1909), she worked as an architect until 1917, when she became executive secretary for the Boston Equal Suffrage Association. She held positions in the Massachusetts Civic League and other organizations and agencies until 1933, when she became a full-ti...

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

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Martha May Eliot (April 7, 1891 – February 14, 1978), was a foremost pediatrician and specialist in public health, an assistant director for WHO, and an architect of New Deal and postwar programs for maternal and child health. Her first important research, community studies of rickets in New Haven, Connecticut, and Puerto Rico, explored issues at the heart of social medicine. Together with Edwards A. Park, her research established that public health measures (dietary supplementation with vitamin...

Irwin, Inez Haynes, 1873-1970

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Inez Haynes Gillmore was a suffragist, activist and writer, and the wife of Will Irwin. From the description of The adventure of California : typescript, [19--]. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 214983819 Inez Haynes Irwin (March 2, 1873 – September 25, 1970) was an American feminist author, journalist, member of the National Women's Party, and president of the Authors Guild. Many of her works were published under her former name Inez Haynes Gillmore...

Park, Maud Wood, 1871-1955

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Maud Wood Park (January 25, 1871 – May 8, 1955) was an American suffragist and women's rights activist. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1887 she graduated from St. Agnes School in Albany, New York, after which she taught for eight years before attending Radcliffe College. While there she married Charles Edward Park. She graduated from Radcliffe, where she was one of only two students who supported suffrage for women, in 1898. In 1900 she attended the National American Women Suffrage...

Hodder, Jessie Donaldson, 1867-1931

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Jessie Donaldson Hodder (March 30, 1867 – November 19, 1931) was a women's prison reformer. Jessie Donaldson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her mother died when she was a toddler and her father, upon remarrying, gave her to his Scottish-born mother to raise along with four other sons still at home. Her grandmother taught Jessie to be a housekeeper and seamstress; while the grandmother did not encourage her to go to school, she did allow her to have piano lessons. In 1885, Jessie moved with her...

Brown, Dorothy Kirchwey, 1888-1981

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Dorothy Browning Kirchwey was born in Albany, New York, on September 3, 1888, to Dora Child Wendell and George Washington Kirchwey. She was one of four children: Mary Fredericka "Freda" (1893-1976), Karl (1885?-1943) and George Washington (1897?-1905). The elder George Washington Kirchwey (1855-1942) was a noted criminologist, law professor, and dean at Albany Law School and Columbia Law School, as well as a New York State commissioner on prison reform and warden at the Sing Sing state prison in...

Van Waters, Miriam, 1887-1974

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Miriam Van Waters, penologist, was born October 4, 1887, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, the eldest living child (an older daughter died before Miriam was born) of George Browne (1865-1934) and Maude Vosburg (1866-1948) Van Waters. She had two sisters and two brothers: Ruth Van Waters Burton (1893-1967); Rebecca Van Waters Bartholomew (1898-1974?); George, Jr. (1899-19??); and Ralph (1906-). She graduated in 1904 from St. Helen's Hall in Portland, Oregon, and then attended the Univers...

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...

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...

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 ...

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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. ...

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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