Additional papers, 1857-1976 (inclusive), 1912-1971 (bulk).
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Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971
Dean Acheson, U.S. Secretary of State, born Dean Gooderham Acheso, in Middletown, Connecticut, on April 11, 1893. After being educated at Yale University (1912-1915) and Harvard Law School (1915-18) he became private secretary to the Supreme Court Justice, Louis Brandeis from 1919 to 1921. A supporter of the Democratic Party, Acheson worked for a law firm in Washington, D.C., before President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed him Under Secretary of the Treasury in 1933. During World War II (1941),...
Following is a chronology of AH's life and work. For further information, see Notable American Women: The Modern Period and AH's autobiography , Exploring the Dangerous Trades (Boston: Little, Brown, 1942). See also Hamilton family papers (MC 278), available on microfilm (M-24). 1869 1886 -born in New York city; raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana ...
League of Women Voters (U.S.)
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...
Kirchwey, Freda, 1893-1976
Mary Frederika "Freda" Kirchwey (September 26, 1893 – January 3, 1976) was an American journalist, editor, and publisher strongly committed throughout her career to liberal causes (anti-Fascist, pro-Soviet, anti-anti-communist). From 1933 to 1955, she was Editor of The Nation magazine. Mary Frederika "Freda" Kirchwey (September 26, 1893 – January 3, 1976) was an American journalist, editor, and publisher strongly committed throughout her career to liberal causes (anti-Fascist, pro-Soviet, anti-a...
Comstock, Ada Louise, 1876-1973
Ada Louise Comstock (December 11, 1876 – December 12, 1973) was an American women's education pioneer. She served as the first dean of women at the University of Minnesota and later as the first full-time president of Radcliffe College. Ada Louise Comstock was born on December 11, 1876, in Moorhead, Minnesota, to Solomon Gilman Comstock, an attorney, and Sarah Ball Comstock. Her father recognized her capabilities and potential and set about to cultivate them by encouraging an early and sound ...
Stantial, Edna Lamprey, 1897-1985
Edna Lamprey Stantial (1897-1985) was an American suffragist and archivist. Edna Frances Lamprey was born in 1897 in Reading, Massachusetts. Her parents were Mollie McClelland Stantial and Frank Stantial. She attended Melrose High School and graduated in 1913. She attended Burdette College, a now defunct business school in Massachusetts, where she was certified as a secretary in 1914. She served as a secretary at the Economic Club of Boston from 1914 until 1916. On June 8, 1918, Stantial marr...
Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts
Birth control advocacy organization. From the description of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts records, 1859-2002 (ongoing) (bulk 1916-1960). (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 465473771 The League is a non-profit, volunteer organization whose goal is to educate the public about the medical, social, and economic aspects of parenthood. From the description of Records, 1946-1948 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007852 ...
Park, Maud Wood, 1871-1955
Maud Wood Park (January 25, 1871 – May 8, 1955) was an American suffragist and women's rights activist. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1887 she graduated from St. Agnes School in Albany, New York, after which she taught for eight years before attending Radcliffe College. While there she married Charles Edward Park. She graduated from Radcliffe, where she was one of only two students who supported suffrage for women, in 1898. In 1900 she attended the National American Women Suffrage...
Brown, Dorothy Kirchwey, 1888-1981
Dorothy Browning Kirchwey was born in Albany, New York, on September 3, 1888, to Dora Child Wendell and George Washington Kirchwey. She was one of four children: Mary Fredericka "Freda" (1893-1976), Karl (1885?-1943) and George Washington (1897?-1905). The elder George Washington Kirchwey (1855-1942) was a noted criminologist, law professor, and dean at Albany Law School and Columbia Law School, as well as a New York State commissioner on prison reform and warden at the Sing Sing state prison in...
Peterson, Esther Eggertsen, 1906-1997
Esther Peterson was born Esther Eggertsen in Provo, Utah, on December 9, 1906. She was one of six children: Luther ("Bud"), Algie, Thelma, Anna Maria, Esther, and Mark. Her parents, Lars and Annie (Nielsen) Eggertsen , were the children of Danish immigrants who walked across the plains to Utah seeking freedom to worship as Mormons. The Eggertsens were Republicans, but Esther Peterson became an active Democrat, working in the fields of education, labor, women's rights and consumer a...
Kelley, Florence, 1859-1932
Florence Kelley (A.B., Cornell, 1882) was born in Philadelphia. In 1884 she married Lazare Wischnewetzky; they had three children. In 1891 Kelley divorced him, reclaimed her maiden name, and became a resident of Chicago's Hull-House. In 1892 the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics hired her to investigate the "sweating" system in the garment industry and the federal commissioner of labor asked her to participate in a survey of city slums. Illinois Governor John Peter Altgeld later...
Perkins, Frances, 1880-1965
Frances Perkins (born Fannie Coralie Perkins; April 10, 1880 – May 14, 1965) was an American sociologist and workers-rights advocate who served as the U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945, the longest serving in that position, and the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet. As a loyal supporter of her friend, Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), she helped pull the labor movement into the New Deal coalition. She and Interior Secretary Harold L. Ickes were the only original members of the Rooseve...
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest-serving First Lady throughout her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office (1933-1945). She was an American politician, diplomat, and activist who later served as a United Nations spokeswoman. A shy, awkward child, starved for recognition and love, Eleanor Roosevelt grew into a woman with great sensitivity to the underprivileged of all creeds, races, and nations. Her constant work to improve their lot made her one of the most loved–...
Smith, Alfred Emanuel, 1873-1944
Alfred Emanuel Smith (December 30, 1873 – October 4, 1944) was an American politician who served four terms as Governor of New York and was the Democratic Party's candidate for president in 1928. Smith was the foremost urban leader of the Efficiency Movement in the United States and was noted for achieving a wide range of reforms as governor in the 1920s. The son of an Irish-American mother and a Civil War veteran father, he was raised in the Lower East Side of Manhattan near the Brooklyn Bri...
League of Nations
Brown, Nellie LaRue.
League of Women Voters of Massachusetts
The League of Women Voters was founded in 1920 during the National American Suffrage Association convention, just months before the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution gave women the right to vote. Many founding delegates were from Massachusetts, and participated in local suffrage organizations. These suffrage groups promptly reformed as League chapters. Originally incorporated in 1893, the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association dissolved and regrouped in May 1...
League of Women Voters of Boston
Beginning in the late 1960s, the League of Women Voters of Boston had a Boston Harbor Committee that was concerned with the pollution of the harbor and other neighboring waterways. From the description of Records, 1967-1981 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232008804 A non-partisan organization committed to opening government to all of Boston's citizens, the League of Women Voters of Boston strives for a representative system of government that is accoun...
O'Keefe, Ruth Evans.
Blackwell, Alice Stone, 1857-1950
Daughter of suffrage leaders Lucy Stone and Henry Browne Blackwell, Alice Stone Blackwell joined her parents in writing and editing the Woman's Journal. For additional biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971). From the description of Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1885-1950 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232008749 Editor, The woman's journal and suffrage news. From the description of Letter, 1920 Apr...
Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965
Felix Frankfurter (November 15, 1882 – February 22, 1965) was an American lawyer, professor, and jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Frankfurter served on the Supreme Court from 1939 to 1962 and was a noted advocate of judicial restraint in the judgments of the Court. Frankfurter was born in Vienna, Austria, and immigrated to New York City at the age of 12. After graduating from Harvard Law School, Frankfurter worked for Secretary of War Henry ...
Massachusetts Child Council.
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr., 1841-1935
Holmes was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to the prominent writer and physician Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. and abolitionist Amelia Lee Jackson. Dr. Holmes was a leading figure in Boston intellectual and literary circles. Mrs. Holmes was connected to the leading families; Henry James Sr., Ralph Waldo Emerson and other transcendentalists were family friends. Known as "Wendell" in his youth, Holmes, Henry James Jr. and William James became lifelong friends. Holmes accordingly grew up in an atmospher...
Democratic Party (Mass.). State Committee
Lathrop, Julia Clifford, 1858-1932
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 ...
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York. He was the son of James (lawyer, financier) and Sara (Delano) Roosevelt. He married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on March 17, 1905, and had six children: Anna, James, Franklin, Elliott, Franklin Jr., John. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1904 and later attended Columbia University Law School. Roosevelt was admitted to the Bar in 1907 and worked for the Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn firm in New York City from 1907 to 19...
Democratic National Committee (U.S.)
Frankfurter, Estelle S.
Massachusetts. Parole Board
The Board of Parole for the State Prison and the Massachusetts Reformatory and the Board of Parole for the Reformatory for Women were established in 1913, serving jointly as an Advisory Board of Pardons. They were succeeded by a single Board of Parole in 1916 and the Parole Board in 1937, in each case serving also as an Advisory Board of Pardons. From the description of Minutes, 1913-1940. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122581598 St 1913, c 829 established the B...
Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947
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...
Brown, Herman LaRue, 1883-1969.
Attorney in Boston, Assistant Attorney of the U.S.; Gen. Solicitor for U.S. Railroad Administration, 1919-1921; Special Counsel, 1921-1925; Consultant, Office of Defense Transportation, 1942; Special Ass't. to the U.S. Ambassador, London, England, 1942-1946. From the description of Papers, 1890-1969. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 236047251 Brown, [Herman] LaRue, lawyer and public servant. Decembe...
Cunningham, Minnie Fisher, 1882-1964
Minnie Fisher Cunningham (1882-1964), nicknamed “Minnie Fish” by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was a Texas suffragette and political leader, who cofounded and served on several voting and political clubs. In 1901, she became one of the first three women to graduate from the University of Texas Medical School in Galveston with a pharmacy degree, and in 1928 she ran as the first female candidate from Texas for the U.S. Senate. In 1944, she came in second out of nine in a race for governor, losi...
Massachusetts. Youth Services Board.
Massachusetts Training Schools.
Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941
Louis Brandeis (b. November 13, 1856, Louisville, Kentucky – d. October 5, 1941, Washington D.C.) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving from 1916 until 1939. Brandeis was the Court’s 67th justice and its first Jewish-American justice. He was the son of immigrants from Bohemia, who came to Kentucky from Prague, then part of the Austrian Empire. He received his LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1877, and before becoming a judge, served as a lawyer at Warren & B...