Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1870-1960 (inclusive).

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Park, Maud Wood, 1871-1955. Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1870-1960 (inclusive).

Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1870-1960 (inclusive).

Collection provides information about Park's college education, her involvement in Masssachusetts and national woman suffrage campaigns, her activities after the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, the organizations with which she was affiliated, some of the people with whom she worked, her trip around the world, and her speeches and writings. There is almost no information about her family and personal life. The papers include a journal, photographs, scrapbooks, reminiscences, interviews with Park, obituaries, clippings, tributes, organizational histories, correspondence, reports, and printed material.

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Agency History (1909-1967) This chronology covers key events in the NAACP's history, providing a general framework and points of reference for understanding the visual materials in this collection. Listed events do not necessarily correspond to particular visual materials in the collection; some listed events are well covered in the collection, while others are not. 1909 Oswald ...

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Epithet: wife of President John Adams British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001123.0x000282 Wife of John Adams. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Quincy, to Thomas Jefferson, 1804 May 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270129697 From the description of Autograph letter signed "A.A." : Philadelphia, 1800 Jan. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270129709 From the description...

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Minister, physician, lecturer, and suffragist, Anna Howard Shaw was born on February 14, 1847, in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, the sixth of seven surviving children of Thomas Shaw and Nicolas (Stott) Shaw. AHS described her family's move to America (first to Massachusetts and later to the Michigan wilderness), their hardships on the frontier, her determination to get an education, and her career shifts from teacher to minister to physician to social reformer in her autobiography, The...

Quimby, George Irving

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Stantial, Edna Lamprey

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Edna Lamprey Stantial was secretary of the Boston Equal Suffrage Association for Good Government and archivist of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. As Maud Wood Park's close friend and secretary, Stantial helped Park gather the papers that she gave to Radcliffe College in 1943. These papers, the Woman's Rights Collection, formed the nucleus of the Women's Archives, later the Schlesinger Library. Throughout the 1950s, Stantial continued to collect papers of leading figures in the ...

Churchill, Mabel Hall.

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Smith, Ethel Marion, 1877-1951

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