Inventory to the Records of the Women's Project of New Jersey 1984-2004


Inventory to the Records of the Women's Project of New Jersey, 1984-2004

Inventory to the Records of the Women's Project of New Jersey 1984-2004

The Records of the Women's Project of New Jersey document the work undertaken by the Women's Project of New Jersey to produce . The papers also provide details of the Project's other endeavors to promote understanding of the roles of women in the history of New Jersey. The records consist of documents, photographs, audiovisual materials, and an artifact. Past and Promise: Lives of New Jersey Women

14 cubic feet; (11 records center cartons, 5 document boxes, 1 newspaper box)


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Turnbull, Agnes Sligh, 1888-1982 (person)

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Freeman, Mary Eleanor Wilkins, 1852-1930 (person)

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Pitcher, Molly, 1754-1832 (person)

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Schectman, Vera, 1890-1971 (person)

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Jeritza, Maria (person)

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Lippincott, Miriam (person)

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Parker, Nellie Katherine Morrow, 1902- (person)

Padgham, Estella Elizabeth, 1874-1952 (person)

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Garrison, Lucy McKim, 1842-1877 (person)

Pearce, Louise, b. 1886 (person)

Churchman, Gladys St. John, 1902-1974 (person)

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Dwyer, Florence Price, 1902-1976. (person)

Grimké, Angelina Emily 1805-1879 (person)

Askew, Sarah Byrd, 1877-1924 (person)

Dubois, Silvia, 1788 or 9-1889 (person)

Masters, Sybilla, b. 1720 (person)

Epps, Emma (person)

Gilbreth, Lillian Moller, 1878-1972 (person)

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Neave, Helen Josephine, 1911- (person)

Moorfield, Amelia Berndt, 1876- (person)

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Wood, Edith Elmer, 1871-1945 (person)

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Kelsey, Jennie, b. ca. 1893 (person)

Coleman, Emma, 1864-1935 (person)

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Carty, May Margaret, 1882-1958 (person)

Marchione, Margherita Frances, 1922- (person)

Nakamura, Ellen Noguchi, 1919-2000 (person)

Magee, Abbie Eliza, 1847-1909 (person)

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Stout, Penelope, 1622 or 3-1732 or 3 (person)

Wall, Florence E., 1893- (person)

Read, Jessie D., 1903-1978 (person)

Wells, Carolyn, -1942 (person)

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Dulfer, Elizabeth Sutliff, 1790-1880 (person)

Smith, Cora Peterson, 1884-1986 (person)

Miller, Alice Duer, 1874-1942 (person)

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Snethen, Maria (person)

Kassell, Paula, 1917- (person)

Franklin, Elizabeth Downes, 1728-1777 (person)

Bennett, Mary Katharine Jones, 1864-1950 (person)

Cascone, Jeannette Lake, 1918-1998 (person)

Kempson, Julia Hart Beers, 1834-1913 (person)

Shea, Marion (person)

Ga´g, Wanda, 1893-1946 (person)

Adams, Harriet Stratemeyer (person)

Williams, Madeline Worthy, 1894-1968 (person)

Feickert, Lillian Ford, 1877-1945 (person)

Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902 (person)

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born in Johnstown, New York in 1815. She organized the first Women's Rights Convention at Senecca Falls, New York, in 1848 and for more than fifty years thereafter was a crusader for women's rights, especially women's suffrage. She died in New York City in 1902....

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Singer, Ava Hamilton (person)

Hicks, Beatrice Alice, 1919-1979 (person)

Delaney, Geraldine Owen, 1907-1998 (person)

Roebling, Mary Gindhart Herbert, 1905- (person)

Liberti, Minnie, 1898-1984 (person)

Kinnan, Mary Lewis, 1763-1848 (person)

Hanaford, Phebe A. (Phebe Ann), 1829-1921 (person)

Phebe Ann (Coffin) Hanaford was a Universalist minister, author, and feminist. For more biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971). From the description of Papers, 1874. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232008276 ...

Herberman, Margaret Sullivan, 1878-1963 (person)

Spencer, Lilly Martin, 1822-1902 (person)

Lilly Martin Spencer (1824-1902) grew up in Marietta, Ohio. She was a child prodigy in art, and in 1841 she moved to Cincinnati to formally study art. She married Benjamin Spencer Rush, a cloth merchant and tailor, in 1844. In 1848 they moved to New York. Spencer was determined to make a career as a painter, and over time she achieved popular and financial success. Many of her works were reproduced and distributed as inexpensive lithographs and engravings. From the description of Pai...

Piccard, Jeannette, 1895-1981 (person)

Greenbaum, Dorothea S. (person)

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Fuld, Caroline Bamberger, d. 1944 (person)

Hutcheson, Martha Brookes Brown, 1871-1959 (person)

Hancock, Joy Bright, 1898- (person)

Joy Bright Hancock (1898- ), enlisted in the Women's Naval Reserve in 1918 as a Yeoman, rose to the rank of Captain, Director of Women's Reserve by 1946. One of eight women sworn into the regular Navy under the Women's Armed Service Integration Act of 1948, retired in 1953. From the description of Joy Bright Hancock papers, 1918-1972. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476145 Joy Bright Hancock (1898- ), enlisted in the women's naval reserve in 1918 as a yeoman, rose to the ra...

Spring, Rebecca Buffum (person)

Daughter of Arnold Buffum, Rebecca (1811-1911) married Marcus Spring (1810-1874) in approximately 1840. She a Quaker, he a philanthropic New York businessman, both became intensely involved in liberal political and social affairs and were part of the abolitionist, feminist, and transcendentalist movements. They were long-time friends of Fredrika Bremer, Lydia Maria Child, Margaret Fuller, and Elizabeth Palmer Peabody. Rebecca worked hard but unsuccessfully for abolitionist John Brown's acquittal...

Whitney, Phyllis A., 1903-2008 (person)

Mehegan, Mary Xavier, 1825-1915 (person)

Bradford, Stella Stevens, 1871-1959 (person)

Carroll, Jane Wall (person)

Kiersted, Sarah Jans, 17th cent. (person)

Whitall, Ann Cooper, 1716-1797 (person)

Cowl, Jane, 1884-1950 (person)

Jane Cowl (1884-1950) was an actress, playwright and theatrical producer. She appeared in her most famous acting roles in the 1920s and 1930s and co-authored several plays during this period with Jane Murfin. During World War II she was co-director of the Stage Door Canteen, an entertainment center for U.S. servicemen and women in New York City. She also hosted a radio program in the 1940s. From the description of Jane Cowl papers, 1907-1949, bulk (1927-1945). (New York Public Librar...

Stockton, Annis Boudinot, 1736-1801 (person)

Annis Boudinot married Richard Stockton (1730-1781) in late 1757 or early 1758 and became mistress of the Stockton estate. Together they had six children together: Julia (b.1759), Mary and Susan (b.1761, twins), Richard (b.1764), Lucius Horatio (b.1768), and Abigail (b.1773). Annis remained active throughout her lifetime. Like so many in her family, she supported the rebels and served on a committee of New Jersey women who supported the patriot soldiers. With her husband's death, she became the ...

Williamson, Emily Hornblower, 1869-1909 (person)

Hancock, Cornelia, 1840-1927 (person)

Ryerson, Margery Austen, 1886-1989 (person)

Eustis, Dorothy (person)

Sydnor, Edythe Lois, 1920- (person)

Taeuber, Irene B. (Irene Barnes), 1906-1974 (person)

The well-known demographer Irene Taeuber, co-edited the quarterly Population Index beginning in 1936, co-authored major works based on the U.S. census with her husband Conrad Taeuber, and authored the classic The Population of Japan (1958). From the description of Irene Taeuber papers as the secretary-treasurer of the American Sociological Assocation, 1949. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 760071187 ...

Groome, Anne Louise Sando McGee, 1923- (person)

Anderson, Catharine, 1749-1806 (person)

Fauset, Jessie Redmon (person)

Reeves, Martha Austin, 1760-1832 (person)

Valde´s-Mun~oz, Concepcio´n, 1917-1980 (person)

Dunlap, Elizabeth Davis Brick Worthington, ca. 1705-1761 (person)

Norton, Mary Teresa, 1875-1959 (person)

U.S. representative from New Jersey (1924-1951); b. Mary Teresa Hopkins, married Robert Francis Norton. From the description of Papers, 1920-1960. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 28409736 ...

Botto, Maria, 1870-1915 (person)

Polk, Olive Mae Bond, 1894-1979 (person)

Oakley, Annie, 1860-1926 (person)

Annie Oakley (b. Phoebe Ann Mosey, Aug. 13, 1860, Darke County, OH–d. Nov. 3, 1926, Greenville, OH) was a sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. She began shooting as a child to support her siblings and widowed mother. Like around 1875, Oakley won a shooting match against marksman Frank Butler; the two married in 1876. Butler and Oakley joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West show in 1885 and toured the United States. She also performed for Queen Victoria, King Umberto I of Italy, President Marie Françoi...

Wilson, Theresa Louise Martens, 1880-1975 (person)

Kirsten, Dorothy, 1910-1992 (person)

Lyric soprano; b. date varies. From the description of Dorothy Kirsten collection, 1938-1951. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70958584 ...

Kearse, Myra Smith, 1899-1982 (person)

Harris, Mary B. (Mary Bierman), 1943- (person)

Thompson, Geraldine (person)

Voorhees, Florence E., b. 1879 (person)

Still, Charity, ca. 1775-1857 (person)

Boudinot, Catharine, 1749-1797 (person)

Takaezu, Toshiko (person)

Gaston, Mary Exton, 1855-1956 (person)

McCrea, Jane, 1753-1777 (person)

Hartshorn, Cora Louise, 1873-1958 (person)

Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887 (person)

Dix was a humanitarian crusader for the mentally ill. She investigated the conditions of the hospitalized insane in many U.S. states and some European countries, and petitioned state and national legislatures for reforms. She was also superintendent of army nurses during the Civil War. Eliot was a Unitarian minister, an educator, and assisted in the founding of Reed College in Oregon. From the description of Letters to Thomas Lamb Eliot, 1869-1885. (Harvard University). WorldCat reco...

Creighton, Mary McCulloch French (person)

Hall, Sarah Clement (person)

Fenderson, Grace Baxter, 1882-1962 (person)

White, Pearl, 1889-1938 (person)

Finkler, Rita Sapiro, 1888-1968 (person)

Bourke-White, Margaret, 1904-1971 (person)

Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) was an American photographer, war correspondent, author and photojournalist. Among her many achievements, she was the first foreign photographer allowed to take pictures in the USSR of Soviet industry, the first female war correspondent, and the first female photographer for Life magazine, where her photograph appeared on the first cover. She was the author of more than ten books, including her autobiography Portrait of Myself (1963). She received numerous award...

White, Alma, 1862- (person)

Keasbey, Elizabeth Miller, 1828-1852 (person)

Vogt, Grace J., 1873-1976 (person)

Akers, Ida May, b. ca. 1863 (person)

Precker, Jennie, 1892-1981 (person)

Foxlee, Ludmila Kuchar, 1885-1971 (person)

Conley, Dorothy Allen, 1904-1989 (person)

Burch, Mary Beasley, 1906- (person)

Hayes, Lydia Young, 1871-1943 (person)

Appleton, Agnes Morgan Reeves, 1839-1901 (person)

Plume, Annetje Van Wagenen, 1752-1816 (person)

Hoyt, Hannah, 1805-1871 (person)

Brodkin, Eva Topkins, 1899-1994 (person)

Rogers, Audrey (person)

Wykoff, Annie, ca. 1850-ca. 1920 (person)

Herrick, Christine Terhune, 1859-1944 (person)

Christine Terhune Herrick was a prolific writer of cookbooks and works on home economics. She was born in Newark, New Jersey, and educated by private tutors and, later, studied in Europe. She taught briefly before her marriage, and was encouraged by her mother and husband to write books on domestic matters; her first article was published in the premier issue of Good Housekeeping. A productive and influential writer, she wrote numerous books and articles about household management and promoting ...

Stone, Mildred F. (person)

Gardiner, Muriel, 1901-1985 (person)

Psychoanalyst and author. From the description of Muriel Gardiner papers, 1890-1986 (bulk 1946-1984). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983164 Psychoanalyst. From the description of Reminiscences of Muriel Gardiner : oral history, 1982. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122632225 Psychoanalyst; d. 1985. From the description of Papers, ca. 1890-1986 (bulk 1946-1984). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 28415928 ...

Dodge, Geraldine R. (Geraldine Rockefeller), 1882-1973 (person)

Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, 1906-2001. (person)

Anne Morrow Lindberg was born in 1906 to Dwight Whitney and Elizabeth Reeve (Cutter) Morrow. She graduated from Smith College in 1928 and married Col. Charles A. Lindbergh on May 27, 1929. Mrs. Lindbergh learned the skills necessary to serve as her husband's co-pilot, navigator and radio operator. North to the Orient was her first book, and it was followed by many others (novels, essays and poems) of a philosophical nature. She died in Vermont on February 7, 2001. From the descriptio...

White, Katharine Elkus, 1906-1985 (person)

Patt, Ruth Marcus (person)

Goldman, Hetty, 1881-1972 (person)

Kinney, Elizabeth C. (Elizabeth Clementine), 1810-1889 (person)

Elizabeth Dodge (1810-1889) was born in New York City to Sarah Cleveland and David Low Dodge, of Cedar Brook, New Jersey. Elizabeth was a writer and poet of some renown, publishing Felicita, a metrical romance; a volume of poems; Bianco Capello, a tragedy in blank verse; and various other magazine publications. Her five-installment article Mrs. Kinney's Italian Reminiscences, published in Neale's Monthly, described her experiences living in Florence, and her friendship there with Elizabeth Barre...

Streeter, Ruth, 1895-1990 (person)

Streeter became the first director of the United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve in 1943. From the description of History of the Marine Corps Women's Reserve : a critical analysis of its development and operation, 1943-1945. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232008183 Interviewee married Thomas W. Streeter. From the description of Reminiscences of Ruth Cheney Streeter : oral history, 1979. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record...

Post, Dorothea Miller, 1878-1947 (person)

Edwards, Emma Ward, 1845-1896 (person)

Women's Project of New Jersey (corporateBody)

Organized in 1984 to gather and publish information about notable New Jersey women; initially known as New Jersey Women Project; incorporated in New Jersey in 1985 as a non-profit organization with name "The Women's Project of New Jersey, Inc.;" received funding from various granting agencies; organized the writing of biographical sketches published as Past and Promise: Lives of New Jersey Women (Scarecrow Press, 1990); curated a traveling exhibit also entitled Past and Promise. From...

Presley, Sophia, 1834-1909 (person)

Dodge, Mary Mapes, 1830-1905 (person)

Student at University of Maine. From the description of Folklore paper, 1960. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70940118 American writer. Best known for her story of Hans Brinker. From the description of Letters, [1861?]-1894. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122464651 American author and editor. From the description of Papers of Mary Mapes Dodge, 1875-1897. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32136440 Mary ...

Doremus, Nell, 1891-1964 (person)

Nagao, Mary Yamashita, 1920-1985 (person)

Van Ness, Jennie C., b. ca. 1890- (person)

Ward, Gertrude Potter, 1875-1956 (person)

Van Ness, Marjorie Schuyler, 1914-1990 (person)

Balding, Ann (person)

Wells, Viola Gertrude, 1902-1984 (person)

Saltzman, Winifred Rose Loeb, 1912- (person)

Varnay, Astrid (person)

Freeman, Grace Margaret, 1897-1967 (person)

Goodwin, Abigail (person)

Resident of Pleasant Hill, New Jersey. From the description of Copybooks, [ca. 1800]-1855. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70975089 ...

Paul, Alice, 1885-1977 (person)

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...

Harvey, Ethel Browne, 1885-1965 (person)

Eager, Mary Ann, -1984 (person)

Munro, Jeannette, 1894- (person)

Cooper, Elizabeth, 1920-1995 (person)

Bell, Enid, 1904- (person)

Hutchins, Carleen Maley (person)

Lamb, Ella Condie, 1862-1936 (person)

Wick, Temperance, fl. 1780 (person)

Nickerson, Ruth, 1905- (person)

Cooper, Hannah Dent, b. 1754 (person)

Lee, Helen Jackson (person)

Bayles, Sarah Staats, 1787-1870 (person)

Alexander, Mary Spratt Provoost, 1693-1760 (person)

Atchison, Anna Mahala Field, 1904-1985 (person)

Philbrook, Mary (person)

Mary Philbrook (1872-1958), a prominent Newark, N.J. (Essex County) lawyer, women's rights activist and social reformer. Philbrook, the first woman admitted to the bar in N.J. in 1895, acted as counsel for the legal aid society of Whittier House Social Settlement, where her work led to the formation of the New Jersey Legal Aid Association. In 1906, she became the first N.J. woman admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. Philbrook lobbied for penal reforms for women and children, worke...

Hopkins, Alison Low Turnbull, 1880-1951 (person)

Alison Low Turnbull Hopkins (b. May 20, 1880, Morristown, NJ– d. March 18, 1951, Manhattan, NY) was a suffrage advocate. She sat on the executive board of the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage and was New Jersey state chair for the National Woman's Party. She was also a member of Heterodoxy, a women's debating club. Hopkins was part of the "Silent Sentinels" who protested at the White House. In July 1917 she was arrested and sentenced to jail at Occoquan Workhouse but later pardoned by Pre...

Wells, Rachel Lovell, ca. 1735-ca. 1796 (person)

Maass, Clara Louise, 1876-1901 (person)

Bonaparte, Charlotte, princess, 1802-1839 (person)

Winser, Beatrice, 1869-1947 (person)

Wittpenn, Caroline Stevens, 1859-1932 (person)

White, Elizabeth, 1871-1954 (person)

Haines, Florence, 1869-1955 (person)

Harland, Marion, 1830-1922 (person)

Marion Harland was the pen name of writer Mary Virgina Howes Terhune (Mrs. Edward Payson Terhune). From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1882. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155885874 American author and editor. From the description of Papers of Marion Harland [manuscript], 1889-1894. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647817267 Marion Harland, pseudonym for Mary Virginia Terhune, was an important and po...

Greenough, Emilie Koehler, 1863-1955 (person)

Fallon, Irene T. (person)

McCarroll, Ernest Mae, ca. 1898-1990 (person)

Slaughter, Lenora Susan, 1906-2000 (person)

Gordon, Ruth E. (Ruth Evelyn), 1910- (person)

Representative of Leland Hayward, Inc. From the description of Letters : New York, to Laurence Housman, Street, Somerset, 1947 Apr. 29, June 26, and July 28. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 25310951 ...

Taylor, Clara Mae, 1898- (person)

Brown, Charlotte Emerson, 1838-1895 (person)

Bailey, Catherine Hayes, 1921- (person)

Cross, Dorothy, 1906-1972 (person)

Henle, Carye-Belle, 1898-1977 (person)

Smith, Erminnie A. (Erminnie Adele), 1836-1886 (person)

Fowler, Susan Pecker, 1823-1911 (person)

Hobart, Jennie (person)

Morris, Margaret Hill, 1737?-1816 (person)

Woodruff, Constance Oneida Williams, 1921-1996 (person)

Hiawatha, Margaret Creswell, 1899-1978 (person)

Treat, Mary, b. 1835 (person)

Katzenbach, Marie Louise Hilson, 1882-1970 (person)

Bradford, Cornelia, 1847-1935 (person)

Washington, Sara Spencer, 1889-1953 (person)

Manners, Lucille (person)

Boehm, Helen F. (person)

Hughes, Mildred Barry, 1902-1995 (person)

De Leeuw, Ade`le, 1899- (person)

McMillon, Vera Brantley, 1909-1987 (person)

Dergan, Bridget, 1843-1867 (person)

Wright, Marion Manola Thompson, 1904-1962 (person)

Willard, Mary Hatch (person)

McDowell, Rachel K. (Rachel Kollock), 1880-1949 (person)

Studley, Miriam Van Arsdale, 1899-1984 (person)

Scudder, Antoinette Quinby, 1888-1958 (person)

Hawes, Elizabeth, 1903-1971 (person)

Fashion designer and author. From the description of Scrapbook Collection. (Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives). WorldCat record id: 78298252 ...

Thompson, Mary Wolke, 1886-1970 (person)

Guy, Alice, 1873-1968 (person)

Pattison, Mary, 1869-1951 (person)

Steinberg, Fannie (person)

Eldridge, Dorothy (person)

Bryson, Bernarda (person)

Gonzalez, Alberta, 1914-1996 (person)

Tyson, Frances Bartlett, 1874-1971 (person)

Moran, Mary Nimmo, 1842-1899 (person)

Cusack, Mary Francis, 1829-1899 (person)

Ryan, Anne, 1889-1954 (person)

Painter, printmaker, collagist, graphic artist, author; Majorca, Spain and New York, N.Y. From the description of Anne Ryan papers, 1922-1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 756821019 From the description of Anne Ryan papers, 1922-1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83548303 ...

Sayles, Mary Buell, 1878- (person)

Moore, Elisabeth Bessie Holmes, 1876-1959 (person)

Warne, Margaret Vliet, 1751-1840 (person)

Jay, Sarah Van Brugh Livingston, 1756-1802 (person)

Carteret, Elizabeth, 1615-1696 (person)

Zuck, Florence Lydia McEnally, 1912-2004 (person)

Waters, Susan C. (Susan Catherine), 1823-1900 (person)

Horton, Eunice Foster, 1722-1778 (person)

Paterson, Cornelia Bell, 1755-1783 (person)

Norris, Sarah Kay, d. 1757 (person)

Olden, Marian S. (Marian Stephenson), 1888- (person)

Marvin, Dorothy Hope, 1904-1986 (person)

Martindell, Anne Clark, 1914-2008 (person)

Anne Martindell was one of the first three women to serve in the New Jersey State Senate. After her four-year term ended in 1977, she served as director of the Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance, and was U.S. ambassador to New Zealand and Western Samoa for a two-year term. From the description of Anne Martindell papers, 1898-2002 (bulk 1968-1990). (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 122391613 ...

Ball, Caroline Peddle, 1869-1938 (person)

Thayer, a painter, hired Mrs. Ball to construct manikins for his figure studies in his 1893 painting, The Virgin. From the description of Abbott Handerson Thayer letter and drawings to Caroline Peddle Ball, [ca. 1890-1893]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82780158 ...

Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893 (person)

Lucy Stone (b. Aug. 13, 1818, West Brookfield, MA–d. Oct. 18, 1893, Boston, MA) was born to parents Hannah Matthews and Francis Stone. At age 16, Stone began teaching in district schools always earning far less money than men. In 1847, she became the first woman in Massachusetts to earn a college degree from Oberlin College. After college, Stone began her career with the Garrisonian Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society and began giving public speeches on women's rights. in the fall of 1847; With...