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COLLECTION Identifier: A/C368a

Letter of Carrie Chapman Catt, 1939


Letter regarding book recommendations from Carrie Chapman Catt.


  • 1939


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Carrie Chapman Catt 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 consists of a letter from Carrie Chapman Catt to Jessica Smith, editor of Soviet Russia Today regarding book recommendations and Catt's retirement.


A leader in the woman suffrage and international peace movements, Carrie Chapman Catt succeeded Susan B. Anthony as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association and was president when the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was adopted. She was also president of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance, helped found the League of Women Voters of the United States, and helped organize and chaired the National Committee on the Cause and Cure of War.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 85-M51

The letter of Carrie Chapman Catt was acquired by the Schlesinger Library from David Schulson Autographs in 1985.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Papers, 1848-1950 (M-27); Papers of Carrie Chapman Catt, 1898-1947 (A/C368; M-133); Papers of Carrie Chapman Catt in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1904-1946 (A-68, Series I; M-133); Papers of Carrie Chapman Catt in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1904-1947 (WRC 37-43; M-133); Letter of Carrie Chapman Catt, 1945 (A/C36).

Processing Information

Updated and additional description added: March 2022

By: Cat Lea Holbrook

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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Processing of this collection was made possible by gifts from the Zetlin Sisters Fund, the Jane Rainie Opel ’50 Fund, and the Gerard Schlesinger Library Fund.

Repository Details

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