Lena Anthony Robbins papers, 1917-1945.


Lena Anthony Robbins papers, 1917-1945.

Organizations files pertaining to Robbins' participation in the New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs (materials dated 1920 and 1925-1931), a New Jersey Commission on Rutgers and the State University (materials dated 1928-1930), the New Jersey Committee of the Woman's National Committee for Law Enforcement (materials dated 1926-1932), the New Jersey League of Women Voters (materials dated 1919-1922 and 1937-1942) and the New Jersey State Division of the American Association of University Women (materials dated 1939-1945), together with miscellaneous other papers, most of which also pertain to Robbins' interest in or activities on behalf of various women's groups. Correspondence and press clippings make up the bulk of the papers, but legislative bills (some annotated), speeches (given by Robbins), publications (including meeting and convention programs for events such as the Woman's Centennial Congress) and a small collection of buttons and ribbons (received as a poll worker and as a convention attendee) are also present, as are materials (notes, correspondence, questionnaires, etc.) from a 1925 "Get-Out-The-Vote" contest conducted among members of the state's women's clubs. Among the correspondents represented by letters received are: Margaret Buttenheim (1 letter : 1928); Carrie Chapman Catt (1 form letter : 1940); Mabel S. Douglass (1 letter : 1928?); Harold G. Hoffman (1 letter : 1937); A. Harry Moore (2 letters : 1928 and 1938); Thelma Parkinson Sharp (2 letters : 1943); and John Martin Thomas (3 letters : 1928). Other correspondents include former New Jersey suffragists Lillian Feickert (as an officer of the New Jersey Republican Women's Club) and Miriam Lippincott (as a New Jersey representative of the Woman's National Committee for Law Enforcement).

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