Papers, 1918-1977 (inclusive).

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Papers, 1918-1977 (inclusive).

Professional papers comprise the bulk of the collection and reflect Strauss's involvement with national and international organizations. Included are bylaws, minutes, reports, correspondence, notes, handbooks, and clippings of the League of Women Voters, 1934-1975; correspondence, reports, minutes, and notes of the American Association for the UN; and correspondence, minutes, reports, clippings, and other papers pertaining to the American Museum of Immigration, the Committee for Economic Development, Connecticut College, the Fair Campaign Practices Committee, the Fund for Adult Education, the President's Commission on Internal Security, the UN Association of the USA, the International Alliance of Women, the World Fund, and numerous other organizations. Also contains some speeches and articles by Strauss; personal correspondence, including travel letters; photos documenting many aspects of her life; certificates; biographical information; and material on her great grandmother, Lucretia Coffin Mott, and other family members.

7 linear ft.

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SNAC Resource ID: 7095135

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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...

Eichelberger, Clark M. (Clark Mell), 1896-1980

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Clark Mell Eichelberger (1896-1980) was a lecturer on national and international affairs with the Radcliffe Chautauqua System from 1922 to 1928. He was appointed director of the mid-West office of the League of Nations Association in 1928 and became director of the national organization in 1934. The name of the organization was changed to the American Association of the United Nations (A.A.U.N.) in 1945 and Eichelberger continued to serve as executive director until 1964. When the A.A.U.N. was m...

Overseas Education Fund

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From the guide to the Overseas Education Fund archives, 1947-1991, null, (State of Maryland and Historical Collections) ...

Strauss, Anna Lord, 1899-1979

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Anna Lord Strauss, civic worker, was born in New York City on September 20, 1899, the daughter of Albert and Lucretia Mott (Lord) Strauss and the maternal great-granddaughter of the abolitionist and woman suffrage leader Lucretia Mott. She was educated in New York City and attended the New York School of Secretaries. In 1918 she became a secretary in the New York office of the Federal Reserve Board. She held several similar positions in state and federal government before joining t...

Gellhorn, Edna Fischel, 1878-1970

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Mrs. Edna Fischel Gellhorn, a St. Louis civic leader and widow of Dr. George Gellhorn, internationally known gynecologist of the medical faculty of Washington University, was born in St. Louis December 18, 1878, and in her community betterment activities followed in the steps of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Washington E. Fischel. She attended Mary Institute. She was graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1900, served as lifetime president of her class, and was an elected trustee of the col...

American Museum of Immigration

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Picker, Jean Sovatkin, 1921-

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International Alliance of Women

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The decision to establish the International Alliance of Women was taken in Washington in 1902 as part of an annual convention of the National American Women Suffrage Association, although it took some nine months to come to fruition. It was originally named the International Woman Suffrage Committee, with Susan B Anthony as president, Vida Goldstein of Australia as secretary and with a committee of five members. This committee consisted of the secretary, Britain's representative Florence Fenwick...

Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947

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Carrie Lane Chapman Catt, suffragist, early feminist, political activist, and Iowa State alumna (1880), was born on January 9, 1859 in Ripon, Wisconsin to Maria Clinton and Lucius Lane. At the close of the Civil War, the Lanes moved to a farm near Charles City, Iowa where they remained throughout their lives. Carrie entered Iowa State College in 1877 completing her work in three years. She graduated at the top of her class and while in Ames established military drills for women, became the first...

American Association for the United Nations

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Connecticut College

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United States. President's Commission on Internal Security and Individual Rights

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Established by Executive Order 10207 on Jan. 23, 1951, to consider the problem of providing for the internal security of the U.S. and at the same time protecting the rights of individuals; members resigned when Congress failed to pass legislation exempting them for the operation of conflict-of-interest laws; in the absence of such legislation, the president declared it virtually impossible to appoint new staisfactory members and issued Executive Order 10305 revoking the order that established th...

Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

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Lucretia Mott (née Coffin) was born Jan. 3, 1793 in Nantucket, MA. She was a descendent of Peter Folger and Mary Morrell Folger and a cousin of Framer Benjamin Franklin. Mott became a teacher; her interest in women's rights began when she discovered that male teachers at the school were paid significantly more than female staff. A well known abolitionist, Mott considered slavery to be evil, a Quaker view. When she moved to Philadelphia, she became Quaker minister. Along with white and black wo...

Fair Campaign Practices Committee

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Carrie Chapman Catt Memorial Fund

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Lee, Percy Maxim, 1906-

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Former president, League of Women Voters; interviewee married John Glessner Lee. From the description of Reminiscences of Percy Maxim Lee : oral history, 1973. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309734471 Lee was president of the National League of Women Voters and appointed chairman of the Consumers' Advisory Council by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964. From the description of Papers, 1900-1970 (inclusive). (Harvard University). W...

Committee of Correspondence

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Group of women at the Lincoln Memorial, n.d. Photograph by Alfred Wertheimer The Committee of Correspondence was an American women's internationalist organization that started in New York City in 1952 and disbanded in 1969. A group of women active in internationalist voluntary clubs and professional fields created the Committee as an offshoot of the National Council of Women. The Committee established itself as an independent non-profit organization shortly after it beg...

United Nations association of the United States of America

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The United Nations Association of the United States was formed by the merging of the American Association for the United Nations and the U.S. Committee for the United Nations in May, 1964 (c.f. AAUN News, June 1964). UNA-USA is a non-governmental, politically independent, non-profit, private, national organization whose purpose is to increase public knowledge of global issues and to build public support for constructive United States policies in the UN. From the description of Collec...

United Nations

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In 1945, four individuals who had worked on the Manhattan project-John L. Balderston, Jr., Dieter M. Gruen, W.J. McLean, and David B. Wehmeyer-formed a committee and wrote a letter to 154 public figures asking for their opinions about the possibility of the creation of a world government. Over the next year, as the various public figures responded to the letter, the responses were correlated into a report that was released in 1947. From the guide to the Balderston, John L., Jr. Colle...

World Fund.

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Committee for economic development

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Fund for Adult Education (U.S.)

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The Fund for Adult Education (FAE) was a subsidiary foundation established and supported by the Ford Foundation. Founded in 1951, the Fund had as its purpose to aid and to encourage liberal adult education especially in political, economic, and international affairs and the humanities, with emphasis on study-discussion. However, because of the coincidence of history, the Fund became the main instrument in the establishment of an educational broadcasting system (particularly ETV) in the United St...

League of Women Voters of the City of New York

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From the guide to the League of Women Voters of the City of New York Records, 1919-1979., (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) ...