Papers of Catharine Waugh McCulloch, 1877-1983


Papers of Catharine Waugh McCulloch, 1877-1983

Papers of Catharine Waugh McCulloch, 1877-1983


The bulk of this collection consists of correspondence, and of speeches, statements, and articles by Catharine Waugh McCulloch; also included are photographs of McCulloch, genealogical information, articles about McCulloch, and McCulloch's scrapbooks. The collection is divided into two series: personal and professional. Series I, Personal papers, documents McCulloch's family life and features letters from Frank Hathorn McCulloch to McCulloch from the years just before and just after their marriage. For articles and clippings about McCulloch, see #73-83 in Series II. Series II, Professional papers, consists primarily of correspondence, speeches, and articles, many of which detail McCulloch's work in Illinois politics; of particular interest are letters (1906) from prominent Chicago businessmen in response to McCulloch's inquiry regarding their views on woman suffrage, and a notebook kept by McCulloch when she served as foreman of a grand jury investigating election fraud in 1940-1941. Also included in this series are six scrapbooks. Three (#65v-67v) contain McCulloch's reminiscences about a number of suffragists and a few anti-suffragists, as well as the temperance movement (66v). The other three (#88-90) contain clippings documenting McCulloch's suffrage work and some of her legal work, and include information about other topics, such as temperance, anti-suffrage, and her family; these three volumes suffered severe water damage. These volumes include printed material, correspondence, and articles, and originally contained clippings. Occasional annotations in the hand of McCulloch's son Frank appear throughout the collection. Most clippings were discarded after microfilming.

2.42 linear feet ((2 cartons, 1 file box) plus 1 folio photo folder, 2 folio+ folders, 2 oversize folders)

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