Papers: Series I-IV, 1851-1958 (inclusive).
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New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)
"Negro Week" was a program on the contributions of blacks to American culture held at the New York World's Fair in July 1940, and consisted of festivals, exhibitions, song and dance recitals, choral and symphonic music, concerts, religious services, guest speakers, and a children's program. From the description of New York World's Fair Negro Week records, 1940. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122580393 From the guide to the New York World's Fair Negro Week records, 1940, (The...
Rockefeller, John D., Jr. (John Davison), 1874-1960
John Davison Rockefeller Jr. (January 29, 1874 – May 11, 1960) was an American financier and philanthropist, and the only son of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller. He was involved in the development of the vast office complex in Midtown Manhattan known as Rockefeller Center, making him one of the largest real estate holders in the city. Towards the end of his life, he was famous for his philanthropy, donating over $500 million to a wide variety of different causes, including educati...
Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies
The Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies (CDAAA) was an American mass movement, political action group formed in May 1940. The CDAAA shared its leadership with the dissolved Non-Partisan Committee for Peace through Revision of the Neutrality Law (NPC), who was also chaired by White and directed by Eichelberger. Additionally, the CDAAA used ex-NPC offices in the League of Nations building at 8 W. Fortieth Street in New York City, as their central base. This has drawn commentators to r...
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Organizational History and List of Officers Organizational History 1909 Issued the “Call,” a statement calling for a conference to protest discrimination and violence against African Americans Convened the National Negro Conference on May 31 and June 1, New York, N.Y. E...
League of Women Voters (U.S.)
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...
Ryan, Agnes E., 1878-1954
Ryan was managing editor of the Woman's Journal, 1910-1917, at which time she and her husband, Henry Bailey Stevens, moved to Durham, NH, where she did freelance writing and pursued her interests in peace, non-violence, and vegetarianism. From the description of Papers, 1904-1955 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122583279 Agnes Ryan and her husband, Henry Bailey Stevens, living in Durham, N.H, worked in close collaboration in all fields. Th...
College Equal Suffrage League (1900-1920)
In 1900, suffragists Maud Wood Park and Inez Haynes (later Irwin) founded the first College Equal Suffrage League in Boston. During the following decade, Park travelled across Massachusetts and then the United States founding branches, intending to persuade recent college alumnae to take an interest in suffrage work. The hope was that the alumnae would provide the suffrage ranks with younger members and interest current college women in the cause. MWP believed that college women be...
Reilly, Caroline I.
Writer and suffragist Caroline I. Reilly served as chairman of the Press Committee of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, and assistant to Anna Howard Shaw on the Council of National Defense (1919). In 1921, Reilly was executive secretary of the League of Women Voters in Washington, D.C. From the description of Series VIII of the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1907-1941 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232008772 ...
Empire State Campaign Committee (New York, NY)
In 1913, the Empire State Campaign Committee was formed as a coalition of women’s suffrage organisations. Led by Carrie Chapman Catt, the committee aimed to bring together women’s movements from across New York in an effort to win the vote for women there in 1915. Although this referendum was defeated, it was eventually passed two years later. ...
McCormick, Katharine Dexter, 1876-1967
Katharine Dexter McCormick (August 27, 1875 – December 28, 1967) was a U.S. suffragist, philanthropist and, after her husband's death, heir to a substantial part of the McCormick family fortune. She funded most of the research necessary to develop the first birth control pill. Katharine Dexter was born on August 27, 1875, in Dexter, Michigan, in her grandparents' mansion, Gordon Hall, and grew up in Chicago where her father, Wirt Dexter, was a prominent lawyer. Following the early death of he...
Laidlaw, Harriet Burton, 1873-1949
Harriet (Wright) Burton Laidlaw (December 16, 1873 – January 25, 1949) was an American social reformer and suffragist. She campaigned in support of the Nineteenth Amendment and the United Nations, and was the first female corporate director of Standard & Poor's. Harriet Wright Burton was born in Albany, New York, on December 16, 1873, to George Davidson Burton, a bank cashier, and Alice Davenport Wright. After her father died when she was aged six, her mother took her and her two younger brot...
Owens, Helen Brewster, 1881-1968
Helen Brewster Owens (April 2, 1881 – June 6, 1968) was an American suffragist and mathematician. Helen Brewster Owens was born April 2, 1881 in Pleasanton, Kansas to Clara (née Linton) and Robert Edward Brewster. Her mother, who was a teacher and president of the Lincoln County Women's Suffrage Association, prompted Brewster's interest in the movement from a young age. As a girl, she attended the 1893 County Fair with her mother where she helped distribute flyers of Frances Willard. Brews...
Whitehouse, Vira Boarman, 1875-1957
Vira Boarman Whitehouse (September 16, 1875 – April 11, 1957) was the owner of the Whitehouse Leather Company, a suffragette, and early proponent of birth control. Vira Boarman was born in Abingdon, Virginia, September 16, 1875, to Robert Boarman and Cornelia Terrell. She attended Newcomb College in New Orleans and was a member of Pi Beta Phi. She married New York stockbroker James Norman de Rapelye Whitehouse (1858–1949) on April 13, 1898. They had one child, Alice Whitehouse Harjes. ...
Park, Maud Wood, 1871-1955
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...
Owen, Ruth Bryan, 1885-1954
Ruth Baird Bryan Leavitt Owen Rohde, also known as Ruth Bryan Owen, (October 2, 1885 – July 26, 1954) was an author and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, Owen was the daughter of three-time presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan. In 1928, she was elected from Florida's 4th district as Florida's first female U.S. Representative and the second from the South after Alice Mary Robertson. Representative Owen was also the first woman to earn a seat on the U.S. House Committee on For...
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924
Woodrow Wilson (b. Thomas Woodrow Wilson, December 28, 1856, Staunton, Virginia-d.February 3, 1924, Washington, D.C.), was the twenty-eight President of the United States, 1913-1921; Governor of New Jersey, 1911-1913; and president of Princeton University, 1902-1910. Biographical Note 1856, Dec. 28 Born, Staunton, Va. 1870 ...
Perkins, Frances, 1880-1965
Frances Perkins (born Fannie Coralie Perkins; April 10, 1880 – May 14, 1965) was an American sociologist and workers-rights advocate who served as the U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945, the longest serving in that position, and the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet. As a loyal supporter of her friend, Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), she helped pull the labor movement into the New Deal coalition. She and Interior Secretary Harold L. Ickes were the only original members of the Rooseve...
Rankin, Jeannette, 1880-1973
Jeannette Pickering Rankin (June 11, 1880 – May 18, 1973) was an American politician and women's rights advocate, and the first woman to hold federal office in the United States. She was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Republican from Montana in 1916, and again in 1940. Rankin graduated from the University of Montana in 1902. She subsequently attended the New York School of Philanthropy (later the New York, then the Columbia, School of Social Work) before embarking on a care...
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest-serving First Lady throughout her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office (1933-1945). She was an American politician, diplomat, and activist who later served as a United Nations spokeswoman. A shy, awkward child, starved for recognition and love, Eleanor Roosevelt grew into a woman with great sensitivity to the underprivileged of all creeds, races, and nations. Her constant work to improve their lot made her one of the most loved–...
Men's League for Women's Suffrage (United States)
The Men's League for Women's Suffrage was a society formed in 1907 in London by Henry Brailsford, Charles Corbett, Henry Nevinson, Laurence Housman, C. E. M. Joad, Hugh Franklin, Henry Harben, Gerald Gould, Charles Mansell-Moullin, Israel Zangwill and 32 others. A similar organisation was formed in 1910 in America, by the left-wing writers Max Eastman, Laurence Housman, Henry Nevinson and others to pursue women's suffrage in the United States of America. Organizations were established in spec...
Smith, Alfred Emanuel, 1873-1944
Alfred Emanuel Smith (December 30, 1873 – October 4, 1944) was an American politician who served four terms as Governor of New York and was the Democratic Party's candidate for president in 1928. Smith was the foremost urban leader of the Efficiency Movement in the United States and was noted for achieving a wide range of reforms as governor in the 1920s. The son of an Irish-American mother and a Civil War veteran father, he was raised in the Lower East Side of Manhattan near the Brooklyn Bri...
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York. He was the son of James (lawyer, financier) and Sara (Delano) Roosevelt. He married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on March 17, 1905, and had six children: Anna, James, Franklin, Elliott, Franklin Jr., John. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1904 and later attended Columbia University Law School. Roosevelt was admitted to the Bar in 1907 and worked for the Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn firm in New York City from 1907 to 19...
Ohio Woman Suffrage Association
Wise, Stephen Samuel, 1874-1949
Stephen Samuel Wise was born in Budapest, Hungary, and came to the United States the following year. He graduated with honors from Columbia University and in 1893 he was ordained in Austria "The People's Rabbi," as Wise would later be known, developed his deep concern for the less fortunate at an early age. Wise fought for housing projects, the abolition of child labor, the improvement of working conditions, securing rights for female workers and equal rights for African Americans. He founded th...
Underwood, John C. (John Curtiss), 1809-1873
In 1864-1871, John Curtiss Underwood served as Judge of the U. S. District Court, District of Virginia. A prominent Republican, he was known for his zeal in enforcing the Federal laws, particularly those concerning confiscation of Confederate property and civil rights of Freedmen. From the description of Papers of John C. Underwood, 1865-1870. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 228732672 Lawyer, planter, and jurist. ...
Schneiderman, Rose, 1882-1972
Rose Schneiderman (April 6, 1882 – August 11, 1972) was a Polish-born American socialist and feminist, and one of the most prominent female labor union leaders. As a member of the New York Women's Trade Union League, she drew attention to unsafe workplace conditions, following the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911, and as a suffragist she helped to pass the New York state referendum of 1917 that gave women the right to vote. Schneiderman was also a founding member of the American Civil Li...
Vorce, Ethel R.
Trask, Katrina, 1853-1922
Ohio Equal Franchise Association.
Shaw, Anna Howard, 1847-1919
Anna Howard Shaw (February 14, 1847 – July 2, 1919) was a leader of the women's suffrage movement in the United States. She was also a physician and one of the first ordained female Methodist ministers in the United States. Born in northern England in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1847, her family left England and immigrated to the United States. In their new country, the Shaws made several moves. After settling in the bustling port city of New Bedford, Massachusetts, they uprooted again, this time ...
United States Food Administration
American food regulatory agency. From the description of Food Administration records, 1917-1919. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866949 Organized in 1917; managed civilian food production, distribution, conservation and pricing during World War I; using both volunteers and a paid staff, accomplished its work in New Jersey through an enforcement division, through committees representing different food trades, through county-level food administrators and through publicity ef...
Paul, Alice, 1885-1977
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...
Peabody, George Foster, 1852-1938
George Foster Peabody, banker and philanthropist, was born in Columbus, Ga. in 1852 and died in Warm Springs, Ga. in 1938. He was the son of George Henry and Elvira Canfield Peabody and husband of Katrina N. Trask. From the description of Cherokee Indian language letters, 1907. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 259719021 Banker and philanthropist. From the description of Papers of George Foster Peabody, 1894-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 8410865...
Peck, Mary Gray, 1867?-1957
Von Staden, Margaret, 1893?-1915
Citizens Union of the City of New York
Mills, Harriet May, 1857-1935
United Nations Association
The United Nations Association came into being in 1948 with the help of money from the League of Nations Union which carried on as a parallel organisation. After the demises of the League of Nations Union the UNA took over many of its functions and staff. The UNA describes itself as a 'critical fan club of the United Nations' and has always reflected the concerns of the United Nations. It began by focussing on the issues of world peace and the danger of war through hunger and whilst...
Woman Suffrage Party.
New York State Woman Suffrage Association
Stowe, Lyman Beecher, 1880-1963
Sporborg, Constance Amberg, 1879-1961
Women's Political Union.
International Language Association.
Wald, Lillian D., 1867-1940
BIOGHIST REQUIRED Director of Henry Street Settlement in New York City. Miss Wald retired from active directorship in 1932. From the guide to the Lillian D. Wald Papers, 1895-1936, (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Lillian D. Wald (1867-1940), a public health nurse and social worker in New York City on the Lower East Side, was a pioneer in American social work and public health. She founded the Henry Street Settlement and the Visiting Nurse Service of...
Private foundation for promotion of charitable, scientific, literary, and educational activities. From the description of American Foundation miscellaneous records, 1930-1935. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754867489 The American Foundation maintained the American Peace Award, offered by Edward W. Bok for "the best practical plan by which the United States may cooperate with other nations to achieve and preserve the peace of the world". From the description of Co...
Thomas, M. Carey (Martha Carey), 1857-1935
League of Nations Association (U.S.)
The American Association for International Cooperation and the League of Nations Non-Partisan Committee merged on January 10, 1923 to become the League of Nations Non-Partisan Association. This name was shortened in 1929 to become the League of Nations Association. The organization was inactive during World War II. After the war, it was revived as the United Nations Association. From the description of League of Nations Association (U.S.) collected records, 1916, 1922-1945. (Swarthmo...
Simkhovitch, Mary K. (Mary Kingsbury), 1867-1951
Settlement worker and housing reformer, Simkhovitch received a B.A. from Boston University in 1890 and did graduate work at Radcliffe, the University of Berlin, and Columbia. She was one of the organizers of the Association of Neighborhood Workers (1901) and a founder and first director of Greenwich House, a settlement house in Greenwich Village, N.Y. Simkhovitch, a published author, taught social economics at Columbia, was chair of the Congestion Committee and the City Recreation Committee in N...
Thompson, Dorothy, 1893-1961
American journalist. From the description of Letter, 1936 July 22, South Pomfret, Vermont, to Perry Walton, Boston. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 184904428 Journalist. From the description of Dorothy Thompson typed letter signed, 1957. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 74986046 Thompson and Sinclair Lewis married in 1928 and divorced in 1942. In 1943 Thompson married the Austrian artist Maxim Kopf (1892-1958). In her memoi...
New York State Woman Suffrage Party
The New York State Woman Suffrage Party was a branch of the National American Woman Suffrage Association which was formed in 1890 to reunite the suffrage movement and to coordinate the suffrage campaign. From the description of New York State Woman Suffrage Party records, 1915-1919, bulk (1917). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122466571 From the guide to the New York State Woman Suffrage Party records, 1915-1919, 1917, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts...
American Social Hygiene Association.
Women's Pro-League Council.
English Speaking Union.
Tuttle, Florence Guertin, 1869-1951
Florence and Frank Tuttle in Palm Beach, FL, circa 1909 Florence Guertin Tuttle was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1869 to Lucy Henry, a descendent of Patrick Henry, and Pierre Guertin, a merchant and French-Canadian immigrant. Educated at a small private school, the Nassau Institute, Guertin was an avid reader and a prolific writer of poems and stories. As a young adult, Guertin was involved in one of the first women's clubs, the Avitas Club, where she was exposed to sp...
Reinhardt, Aurelia Henry, 1877-1948
President, Mills College. From the description of Aurelia Henry Reinhardt letters, 1917-1929. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122552878 Biographical Note Aurelia Henry Reinhardt, educator and social activist, was born in San Francisco in1877. Her career began in California and she never strayed far from her native soil nor lost what many came to refer to as her characteristic Western qualities: energy, expansiveness, and a...
Martin, Anne, 1875-1951
Political activist and women's suffrage activist, of Reno, Nev. From the description of Anne Henrietta Martin papers, 1890-1951. (Nevada State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 645644664 Pioneer Nev. suffragist; first woman in Nev. to run for the U.S. Senate (unsuccessfully) in 1918 and 1920. From the description of Anne Martin campaign literature, 1914-1918. (University of Nevada, Reno). WorldCat record id: 43378991 Anne Martin was born at Empire...
Reid, Helen Rogers, 1882-1970
Helen Rogers Reid was the first woman chair of Barnard's Board of Trustees. She served from 1947-1956 when she was made a trustee emeritus. Reid Hall on the Barnard campus is named for her. Reid Hall, in Paris, was established by Elizabeth Mills Reid, mother-in-law of Helen Rogers Reid, as a club for American women artists and intellectuals in 1893. By 1922, through the efforts of Helen Rogers Reid and Virginia Gildersleeve, it had become a residence for American university women and a center fo...
Women's Non-Partisan Committee for the League of Nations.
National American Woman Suffrage Association
Formed in 1890 by the merger of the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association. From the description of National American Woman Suffrage Association records, 1839-1961 bulk (1890-1930). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979907 The National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) was formed in 1890 with the merger of the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association. NAWSA fought for complete political ...