Women's rights collection, 1789-2000 (Bulk: 1864-1983)

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Women's rights collection, 1789-2000 (Bulk: 1864-1983)

Women's rights collection, 1789-2000 (Bulk: 1864-1983)

1789-2000

The Women's Rights Collection contains a large quantity and variety of material including both published and unpublished sources documenting the broad spectrum of women's rights struggles and movements from the late eighteenth century to the present. The vast majority of the material relates to women's rights in the United States from 1846 to 1983.

51 boxes, 23 volumes (25.75 linear ft.)

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National Women's Political Caucus (U.S.)

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The National Women's Political Caucus was formed in 1971 as a multiparty organization seeking to gain an equal voice and place for women in the political process at the local, state and national levels. The caucus and its state affiliates support women candidates for elective and appointive offices and seek to ensure that women hold policy-making positions in political parties. They have lobbied in state legislatures for the Equal Rights Amendment, women's reproductive rights, and other measures...

Woman's Centennial Congress (1940 : New York, N.Y.)

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Grimké, Sarah Moore, 1792-1873

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Abolitionist and women's rights advocate. From the description of Letter : Liverpool, to Jane Bettle, Philadelphia, 1828 Dec. 6. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 29231286 Reformer. From the description of Letters of Sarah Moore Grimké, 1843-1861. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450580 Sarah Moore Grimke was a plantation owner from South Carolina who was active in the movements for abolition of slavery and women's rights. From the de...

Kenyon, Dorothy, 1888-1972

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Lawyer; Judge; activist. Municipal Court Justice, New York City, 1930's; president of the Consumers' League of New York; appointed to a League of Nations Commission to Study the Legal Status of Women, 1938; U.S. delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, 1947-50. Charged by Senator Joseph McCarthy with membership in communist organizations and was the first person to appear before Senate Foreign Relations Sub-Committee, 1950. Was on National Board of the American Civil Lib...

Bloomer, Amelia Jenks, 1818-1894

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Social reformer and advocate of women's suffrage. Known for a style of dress reform for women, trousers of which became known as bloomers. From the description of Letters, 1893. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122520181 Amelia Jenks Bloomer was an activist for women's rights in the Seneca Falls, New York area. From the description of Amelia Bloomer manuscripts, ca.1850-1880. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64072159 Angelique...

Blackwell, Henry Browne, 1825-1909

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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...

Woman's Rights Convention (1st : 1848 : Seneca Falls, N.Y.)

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National Women's Conference 1st 1977 Houston, Tex.

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Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893

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Lucy Stone (b. Aug. 13, 1818, West Brookfield, MA–d. Oct. 18, 1893, Boston, MA) was born to parents Hannah Matthews and Francis Stone. At age 16, Stone began teaching in district schools always earning far less money than men. In 1847, she became the first woman in Massachusetts to earn a college degree from Oberlin College. After college, Stone began her career with the Garrisonian Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society and began giving public speeches on women's rights. in the fall of 1847; With...

Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born in Johnstown, New York in 1815. She organized the first Women's Rights Convention at Senecca Falls, New York, in 1848 and for more than fifty years thereafter was a crusader for women's rights, especially women's suffrage. She died in New York City in 1902....

Sophia Smith collection

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Truth, Sojourner, 1799-1883

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Sojourner Truth (b. Isabella Baumfree, c. 1797-d. November 26, 1883), African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist best-known for her speech on racial inequalities, "Ain't I a Woman?", delivered extemporaneously in 1851 at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention. Truth was born into slavery but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. She devoted her life to the abolitionist cause and helped to recruit black troops for the Union Army. Although Truth began her career as an abo...

Rose, Ernestine L. (Ernestine Louise), 1810-1892

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Ernestine Rose was born Jan. 13, 1810 in Piotrków Trybunalski, Congress Poland. Her father was a wealthy rabbi although Rose remained a staunch atheist throughout her life. She left Poland at the age of 17 and eventually relocated to England. There she met Utopian Socialist, Robert Owen, a socialist, and the two were good friends. She married William Ella Rose, another socialist and the two emigrated to the United States in 1836 and settled in NYC. Rose became a speaker for abolition of slaver...

Hamilton, Gail, 1833-1896

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Author; b. Mary Abigail Dodge. From the description of Correspondence, 1849-1893. (Lewis & Clark Library). WorldCat record id: 31327028 Pen name of American author Mary Abigail Dodge. From the description of Papers of Gail Hamilton [manuscript] 1862-1895. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647812158 Gail Hamilton was born Mary Abigail Dodge on March 31, 1833, in Hamilton, Massachusetts to Hannah Stanwood and James Brown Dodge. She graduate...

Terrell, Mary Church, 1863-1954

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Mary Church Terrell was born Sept. 23, 1863 in Memphis, TN. Her parents, Robert Reed Church and Louisa Ayers, were freed slaves. She majored in Classics at Oberlin College, the first college in the United States to accept African American and female students; she was one of the first African American women to attend the institution. Terrell graduated in 1884 with Anna Julia Cooper and Ida Gibbs Hunt. She earned her master's degree in Education from Oberlin in 1888. She began teaching at Wilberfo...

United States. Citizens' Advisory Committee on the Status of Women.

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Paul, Alice, 1885-1977

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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...

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, 1860-1935

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A socialist and deist, Gilman was an independent thinker, author, and speaker who was an intellectual leader of the women's movement from the late 1890s through the mid-1920s. For further information, see Notable American Women (1971). From the description of Letter of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1908. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 424455095 From the description of Poems of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1898. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 543658120 ...

Foster, Abby Kelley, 1811-1887

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With husband, Stephen S. Foster, active in antislavery movement during the 1830s; married 1845, one daughter, Alla, b. 1847; residents of Worcester, Mass., after 1847; traveled extensively promoting anti-slavery cause, later women's rights, and other 19th century social issues. From the description of Kelley-Foster papers, 1837-1893 (bulk 1837-1887). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70925918 Abigail Kelley Foster, wife of Stephen Symonds Foster (1809-1881) and noted antislaver...

United States. President's Commission on the Status of Women

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The Commission was established by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 to examine the needs and rights of women and to make recommendations for "the diminution of barriers that result in waste, injustice, and frustration." Eleanor Roosevelt chaired the Commission until her death in 1962. From the description of Records, 1961-1963 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006800 ...

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...

Grimké, Angelina Emily 1805-1879

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