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COLLECTION Identifier: B/W872s

Minutes of the Woman Suffrage Study Club, 1909-1913


Minutes of the Woman Suffrage Study Club in New York City.


  • 1909-1913

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by the Woman Suffrage Study Club as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


1 folder

Collection contains a bound volume of minutes of the Woman Suffrage Study Club from its inception on November 15, 1909 until April 21, 1913. The minutes include business records as well as details of subjects discussed.


On November 15, 1909, Gertrude Foster Brown invited a group of women to listen to Anna Howard Shaw, President of the National American Woman's Suffrage Association, as well as other speakers on the women's suffrage movement in New York City. The Woman Suffrage Study Club was formed as a result of this meeting; Gertrude Foster Brown was President. The purpose of the club was "political education, advancement of industrial, legal, and educational rights, leading toward the ultimate enfranchisement of women."

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 82-M95

The minutes of the Woman Suffrage Study Club were given to the Schlesinger Library by Dr. Stanley Newfield in 1982. Newfield's mother found the volume in a house she purchased at 1845-49th Street, Brooklyn, New York.

Processing Information

Processed: March 1983

By: Sarah Burns.

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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