Papers of Alice Stone Blackwell, 1909-1945, undated
Photograph, poem, and notes of feminist, suffragist, journalist, and human rights advocate Alice Stone Blackwell.
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
Access. Originals closed; use digital images.
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Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Alice Stone Blackwell as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
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Collection consists of a photograph of Blackwell with inscription referring to suffrage and the Sheppard Towner Maternity Bill, a printed Easter card, a poem about suffrage, thank you notes to Francis Jackson Garrison and Katherine Woodbury Baxter, and a Christmas / suffrage poem addressed to Emily Howland. This collection also includes two letters to Abraham Lincoln Filene. Topics include Carrie Chapman Catt, defeating Senator John Wingate Weeks, Massachusetts Women's Suffrage Association, contributions, and Filene's position as the Jewish owner of a large department store.
Alice Stone Blackwell was born on September 14, 1857, to Lucy Stone and Henry Browne Blackwell in Orange, New Jersey. The Blackwell family moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1870, and Alice Stone Blackwell attended schools in the Boston area. Blackwell graduated from Boston University in 1881; she was one of two women in her graduating class. After graduation, Blackwell joined her parents at The Woman's Journal, the women's rights newspaper they had founded and edited. Blackwell served as secretary for the National American Woman Suffrage Association from 1890 to 1918. She also served as president of the New England and Massachusetts Woman Suffrage associations and honorary president of the Massachusetts League of Women Voters.
Alice Stone Blackwell supported numerous humanitarian causes. She was affiliated with Friends of Russian Freedom, the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, and the NAACP, among other organizations. Blackwell also translated the works of Mexican, Armenian, Russian, Yiddish, and Hungarian poets into English. Alice Stone Blackwell died on March 15, 1950, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession numbers: 946, 1016
The papers of Alice Stone Blackwell was acquired by the Schlesinger Library from Paul Richards in 1965 and 1966.
Updated with additional description: September 2020
By: Cat Lea Holbrook.
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