Papers of Jane Norman Smith, 1913-1953


Papers of Jane Norman Smith, 1913-1953


Correspondence, speeches, articles, etc., of Jane Norman Smith, chairman of the National Woman’s Party.

13 file boxes, including 243 folders, and 3 volumes 1 document box, 1 supersize folder

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