Papers of Edna Fischel Gellhorn, 1919-1960

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Gellhorn, Edna Fischel, 1878-1970. Papers, 1919-1960

Papers of Edna Fischel Gellhorn, 1919-1960

1919-1960

The papers of Mrs. George Gellhorn, an active civic worker in St. Louis, Missouri, contain biographical material and correspondence relating to her position as director of the National Woman Suffrage Association, as president of the St. Louis and Missouri Leagues of Women Voters, and as vice-president of the National League of Women Voters. There is also considerable correspondence with Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, Mrs. Catt's letters to members of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, and biographical and other material about Mrs. Catt.

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