Catharine Waugh McCulloch papers in the Mary Earhart Dillon collection, 1869-1945

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McCulloch, Catharine Waugh, 1862-1945. Papers in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1869-1945

Catharine Waugh McCulloch papers in the Mary Earhart Dillon collection, 1869-1945

1869-1945

The Catharine Waugh McCulloch series of the Mary Earhart Dillon collection has been divided into four subseries: Personal and biographical, Writings and speeches, General correspondence, Suffrage and woman's rights. The papers primarily document McCulloch's research on women's legal status, and also her work with the Illinois Equal Suffrage Association (IESA), the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), and the League of Women Voters (LWV). There is also documentation of women in the legal profession and of McCulloch's friendships with other women suffragists and lawyers, and some biographical material. The papers contain little information about her family or social life. In reprocessing this series, the processor assumed that the existing filing system was either McCulloch's or Mary Earhart Dillon's and rearranged the papers as little as possible. Notes of explanation and background papers by McCulloch were found in many folders. These have not been listed in the inventory. There are also scattered notes by person/s unknown. There is correspondence in every subseries, and individuals and issues overlap: colleagues and associates were also personal friends. This means, for example, that there may be correspondence about suffrage not only in subseries D, but also in subseries C, in both general correspondence and correspondence arranged by individual. Subseries A, Personal and biographical (#54-58), is arranged chronologically and includes college and law school catalogs and programs, photographs of McCulloch and her husband, clippings about and tributes to McCulloch, and a small amount of personal and family correspondence. Subseries B, Writings and speeches (#59-83), is arranged chronologically and includes pamphlets by McCulloch and others; writings exclusively by others are at the end. The series includes works in manuscript, typescript, and print. Subseries C, General correspondence (#84-178), is divided into two sections. The first consists of correspondence with numerous people, and is arranged chronologically, with undated letters at the end. It includes a letterbook of copies of outgoing letters, 1892-95. Only about one-quarter of these are fully legible; the rest are badly faded so that another quarter is illegible and half barely legible. As much as possible was microfilmed. There is a large amount of correspondence of National American Woman Suffrage Association, Illinois Equal Suffrage Association, and other state suffrage associations in this section. The second section, arranged alphabetically by correspondent, consists of larger groups of letters exchanged with fewer individuals. Subseries D, Suffrage and woman's rights (#179-335), includes one folder on Prohibition and a section on the League of Women Voters. The bulk of the subseries is further sub-divided into National American Woman Suffrage Association, Illinois, Other states, and International. The series consists of correspondence, organizational records, photographs, lists, reports, questionnaires and responses, programs, publications, memorabilia, clippings, itineraries, drawings, press releases, legislation, scrapbooks, and surveys. Clippings were scattered throughout the subseries and are noted in the inventory only for folders containing solely clippings. Most clippings were discarded after microfilming.

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Gardener, Helen H. (Helen Hamilton), 1853-1925

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Helen Hamilton Gardener was an author, feminist, and suffragist (1920-1925). She was the first woman member of the United States Civil Service Commission. Born Alice Chenoweth, she later legally adopted her nom-de-plume. She willed her brain to Cornell University, where research was in progress to refute the claim of a former United States Surgeon General that the female brain was inferior to that of the male. For further biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971). ...

Willis, Gwendolen Brown, 1876-

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Garrison, Francis Jackson, 1848-1916

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Bartelme, Mary Margaret, 1866-1954.

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Waite, C. V. (Catherine Van Valkenburg), 1829-1913

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Harte, Grace H.

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Allen, Florence Ellinwood, 1884-1966

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Lawyer and judge, of Cleveland, Ohio. From the description of Papers, 1856-1967, bulk 1901-1967. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 17937526 First woman lawyer to be appointed to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, for the 6th circuit, 1934, Allen (1884-1966) had been a judge of the Supreme Court of Ohio, and earlier, judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. From the description of Papers, 1921-1958 (inclusive). (Harvard Universi...

Shaw, Anna Howard, 1847-1919

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Duniway, Abigail Scott, 1834-1915

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A writer, newspaper publisher, and promoter for women's rights, Abigail Scott Duniway was Oregon's strongest voice for the cause of woman's suffrage. Born Abigail Jane Scott in 1834, she left Illinois for Oregon with her family in 1852, where she met her husband Ben Duniway. The couple settled in Yamhill County, but because of financial difficulties and Ben's permanent injury in a wagon accident, they had to sell their land. The couple moved to nearby Lafayette, where Abigail taught school and, ...

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Stewart was born in Arthur, Ill.; she received an A.B. from Eureka College (1890), another from the University of Michigan (1892) and an A.M. from Eureka College (1893). She married Oliver Wayne Stewart in 1890. Lecturer and suffragist, Stewart served as president of the Illinois Equal Suffrage Association (1905-1911) and as recording secretary of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (1908-1911). From the description of Papers, 1890-1933 (inclusive). (Harvard University)....

Bacon, Eugenie M.

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McCulloch, Frank H. (Frank Hathorn), 1863-

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McCormick, Katharine Dexter, 1876-1967

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Philanthropist Katharine Dexter McCormick worked to promote woman suffrage, birth control, and higher education for women. For biographical information, see Notable American Women, The Modern Period (1980). From the description of Papers, 1912-1958 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007265 ...

Simms, Ruth Hanna McCormick, 1880-1944

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Lathrop, Julia Clifford, 1858-1932

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Social worker and reformer, Julia Clifford Lathrop was the first head of the United States Children's Bureau. From the description of Letter, 1926. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007298 ...

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...

Park, Maud Wood, 1871-1955

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Suffragist, social worker, reformer, and author. Married Charles Edward Park (1898), widowed (1904), married Robert Freeman Hunter (1908). From the description of Papers of Maud Wood Park, 1844-1979 (bulk 1886-1951). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80064531 Suffragist, civic reformer, and writer, Park graduated from Radcliffe College in 1898 and was active in suffrage and civic work in Boston for more than fifteen years. With Inez Haynes Gillmore, she organized t...

Springer, Elmira.

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Anthony, Lucy Elmina

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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...

Wells-Barnett, Ida B., 1862-1931

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Ida B. Wells (b. July 16, 1862, Holly Springs, MS - d. March 25, 1931, Chicago, IL) was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi in 1862, six months before the Emancipation Proclamation granted freedom to her slave parents. Following the death of both her parents of yellow fever in 1878, Ida, at age 16, began teaching in a one-room schoolhouse in rural Mississippi. Some time between 1882 and 1883 Wells moved to Memphis, Tennessee, to teach in city schools. She was dismissed, in 1891, for h...

Anthony, Susan Brownell, 1820-1906

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Susan B. Anthony (b. February 15, 1820, Adams, Massachusetts-d. March 13, 1906, Rochester, New York)1820-1906), educated in New York and at the Philadelphia Friends Seminary. Anthony taught at various New York schools between 1839 and 1849. She became involved in women's suffrage, temperance, abolitionism, and labor reform after a meeting with Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 1850. Between 1868 and 1870 Anthony edited the "Revolution" a women's suffrage weekly. Best known for her lifelong crusade fo...

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 ...

Garrison, William Lloyd, 1838-1909

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Hauser, Elizabeth J.

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Blount, Anna E.

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Mills, Harriet May, 1857-1935

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Post, Louis F. (Louis Freeland), 1849-1928

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Journalist, lawyer, and public official. From the description of Louis Freeland Post papers, 1864-1940 (bulk 1900-1922). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71062290 Biographical Note 1849, Nov. 15 Born, Sussex County, N.J. 1864 1865 Printer’s ap...

Addams, Jane, 1860-1935

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Social reformer; founder of Hull House settlement, Chicago. From the description of Letter: Hull-House, Chicago, to Louis J. Keller, Chicago, 1912 May 13. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 26496308 From the description of Letter: Hull-House, Chicago, to Paul M. Angle, Springfield, Ill., 1932 June 24. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 26496294 Founder of Hull House in Chicago. From the description of Cor...

Harbert, Elizabeth Boynton, 1845-

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Elizabeth Morrison (Boynton) Harbert (1845-1925) served as president of the Illinois Woman Suffrage Association (1876-1884), and, after the IWSA became the Illinois Equal Suffrage Association in 1885, served four more one-year terms. She was also president of the Cook County (Illinois) Woman Suffrage Society. In 1877 Harbert became the first editor of "Woman's Kingdom," a section in the Chicago Inter Ocean that covered women's activities, resigning in 1884 because of the anti-Prohibition, anti-s...

Barron, Jennie L. (Jennie Loitman), 1891-1969

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Judge. Born in Boston and educated at Boston University: B.A., 1911; LL.B. and LL.M., 1914; and an honorary LL.D., 1959. Barron was elected to the Boston School Committee in 1925. In 1934 she was appointed to the District Court, in 1937 full-time to the Boston Municipal Court, and in 1959 to the Superior Court as Associate Justice, the first woman to serve full time. She married Samuel Barron, Jr., had three daughters, and in 1959 was selected National American Mother of the Year. She was active...

Funk, Antoinette, -1942

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Peck, Mary Gray, 1867?-1957

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McCormick, Cyrus H. (Cyrus Hall), 1859-1936

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Chicago-based manufacturers and philanthropists. Cyrus Hall McCormick, Jr. (1859-1936), was the oldest son of reaping machine inventor Cyrus Hall McCormick, Sr. After his father's 1884 death, Cyrus H. McCormick, Jr. took over as president of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, and continued in that role when the company merged with rival Deering Harvestor Company in 1902 to create the International Harvester Company. He married Harriet Bradley Hammond in 1889 and h...

Manus, Rosette Suzanne, 1881-1942

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Blackwell, Henry Browne, 1825-1909

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Gillett, Emma Millinda, 1852-1927.

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Trout, Grace Wilbur.

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Park, Alice, 1861-1961

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Alice Locke Park, feminist, reformer, and pacifist, was born in Boston in 1861 but lived most of her life in California. She was active in both national and international organizations for the improvement of prison conditions, labor laws, humane education, wild life conservation, and the preservation of natural resources. Her primary interest, however, was in women's rights, and she was assistant director of the Susan B. Anthony Memorial Committee of California. From the description ...

Erikson, Gratia S.

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Steinem, Pauline.

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Dunlap, Flora.

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Mussey, Ellen Spencer, 1850-1936

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Woman's christian temperance union

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Temperance organization founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1874. Campaigning against the use of alcohol and in favor of labor laws and prison reform, the W.C.T.U. became one of the largest and most influential women's organizations of the 19th century. It became global when the World W.C.T.U. was founded in 1883. The organization continued to exist through the 20th century, although membership declined after the passage of the 18th Amendment (Prohibition) in 1919. From the description of ...

General Federation of Women's Clubs

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Zitkala is the Indian name for Gertrude Bonnin, 1876-1938. From the guide to the National Council of American Indians records, 1926-1938, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) ...

Dennett, Mary Ware, 1872-1947

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Suffragist, pacifist, artisan, and advocate of birth control and sex education, Mary Coffin (Ware) Dennett was a founder of the National Birth Control League, director of the Voluntary Parenthood League, and editor of the Birth Control Herald. In 1915 she wrote a pamphlet for her adolescent sons entitled "The Sex Side of Life"; it was banned as obscene by the Post Office, and Dennett was tried and convicted, but the judgement was ultimately overturned amidst nationwide public protest. For furthe...

Ashley, Jessie.

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James, Ada Lois, 1876-1952

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Booth, Elizabeth M. (British painter, active early 19th century)

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Couzins, Phoebe Wilson, 1839-1913.

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Couzins, lawyer and suffragist, was the first woman to earn a law degree from Washington University, St. Louis, and the first to serve as a federal marshal. She helped found the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1869, but renounced suffrage in 1897. In 1890 she was appointed one of two Missouri delegates to the Board of Lady Managers of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. For further information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971). From the description of Letters...

Gilman, Elizabeth Meriwether, 1861-1951.

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Hefferan, Helen Maley, 1870-

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Helen (Maley) Hefferan was born in Carlisle, Pa. in 1870, the daughter of Thomas E. and Sarah T. (Gibbons) Maley. She was educated at the Chicago Normal School and the University of Chicago; in 1892 she married William Stephen Hefferan, a Chicago lawyer. They had three children: William S., Jr., Thomas E.M., and Helen M. Helen Hefferan was a professional training teacher at the Chicago Normal School for seven years. She was a life member of the National Congress of Mothers and president of a num...

Ickes, Harold L. (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952

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Lawyer and U.S. secretary of the interior. From the description of Harold L. Ickes papers, 1815-1969 (bulk 1933-1951). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980130 Harold Ickes (1874-1952) was a United States administrator and politician. He served as Secretary of the Interior for 13 years, from 1933 to 1946, the longest tenure of anyone to hold the office, and afterwards he became a syndicated columnist writing on political topics. From the guide to the Harold Ickes ...

Everett, Elizabeth Hawley, 1857-1940

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Holmes, Mary Emilie

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Rockford College.

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Bowen, Louise de Koven, 1859-

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Louise deKoven Bowen (1859-1953) was a Chicago philanthopist, social reformer and benefactor of Hull-House. She was the director of the Woman's Club of Chicago and served as Hull-House Treasurer and president of the Board of Directors. She also served as the first president of the Juvenile Protective Association where she supervised research examining such issues as working conditions, racial prejudice, prostitution and popular entertainment and their effects on young people. In 1912, she donate...

Illinois Equal Suffrage Association

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Coggeshall, Mary Jane Whiteley, 1836-1911.

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Kepley, Ada H. (Ada Harriet), 1847-1925

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