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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 444

Papers of Martha Ragsdale Ragland, 1852-1997 (inclusive), 1921-1997 (bulk)

Correspondence, speeches, scrapbooks, etc., of civic worker, political campaigner, and advocate of civil rights, birth control, and women's rights, Martha Ragsdale Ragland.

Dates

  • 1852-1997
  • Majority of material found within 1921-1997

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

TERMS OF USE

Access. Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Martha Ragsdale Ragland is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. 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.

Extent

7.09 linear feet ((16 file boxes, 2 half file boxes) plus 1 folio+ folder, 8 photograph folders)

The collection documents many aspects of Ragland's professional career and some areas of her personal life. Most of her correspondence with friends is in Series I but, as she had many friends in the political sphere, personal correspondence is also found in other series. Similarly, information about Ragland's professional activities can be found in her personal papers, especially the scrapbooks and correspondence in Series I.

Some of Ragland's files, a campaign scrapbook and political ephemera concerning Estes Kefauver were given to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (see Series III, #128).

Series I and II reflect the order maintained by Ragland except that correspondence with Wilma Dykeman and Pauline La Fon Gore were added to Series I. Ragland arranged most of the remainder of the collection chronologically; it is now arranged by subject or organization. Ragland's notes and commentary identifying people or events, written as she arranged the papers for the Schlesigner Library, remain in the files. Folder headings used by Ragland appear in quotation marks. A selected index to correspondents is located towards the end.

Series I, Personal and biographical (#1-31, 220-242), includes a sketch of Ragland's work in the women's movement and the Women's Political Caucus, obituaries, correspondence, photographs, awards, and scrapbooks containing clippings, memos, pamphlets, resumes, etc. The order of items in the scrapbooks was maintained, with fragile items removed and replaced with reference copies.

Series II, Speeches (#32-59, 243-247), is arranged chronologically. In addition to speeches and outlines, it includes drafts of speeches and letters, clippings, invitations, mailings, programs, and photographs relating to events at which Ragland spoke. This series also contains a short story Ragland wrote in the 1930s; a paper, "U.S. and China," by Jane Williamson (a pseudonym Ragland used early in her career); Ragland's "History of the Democratic Party"; and reminiscences of her stay on the S.S. Hope while recovering from an illness.

Series III, Democratic Party (#60-141, 198m-202m), includes the following major sections: Ragland's work in electoral campaigns, her years as Democratic National Committeewoman from Tennessee, her work in the Volunteer Women's Roundtable, and political correspondence, arranged alphabetically. Also included are political pins and campaign stickers.

Series IV, Other activities (#142-196), is arranged alphabetically by subject or organization. The major areas include birth control work, Church Center for the United Nations, Citizens' Research Foundation, civil and human rights, educational work, NATO, and other non-partisan political activities including the League of Women Voters, the National Women's Political Caucus and its Tennessee and Nashville affiliates.

Series V , Genealogical and Viva Troutt Ragsdale (#203-219), contains genealogical material on the Troutt, Wightman, and Ragsdale families, Viva Troutt Ragland's diaries, writings, and family correspondence.

Materials received by the Schlesinger Library in 2008 were added to the collection in December 2013 and are represented in #203-247. All other files remain in the same order. Folders are listed in intellectual, not numeric, order.
GLOSSARY OF INITIALS
  1. ACLU = American Civil Liberties Union
  2. AG = Albert Gore, Sr.
  3. CB = Chester Bowles
  4. DNC = Democratic National Committee
  5. EK = Estes Kefauver
  6. GIB = Guy Irving Burch
  7. JFK = John Fitzgerald Kennedy
  8. JR = Jeannette Rankin
  9. LM = Lee McLean
  10. LWV = League of Women Voters
  11. NWC = National Women's Commission
  12. NWPC = National Women's Political Caucus
  13. PRB = Population Reference Bureau
  14. WPC = Womens Political Caucus

BIOGRAPHY

Civic worker, political campaigner, and advocate of civil rights, birth control, and women's rights, Martha (Ragsdale) Ragland was born in Paducah, Kentucky, in May 14, 1906, the daughter of Joseph Senter Ragsdale and Viva Jane (Troutt) Ragsdale. Her father later served as dean of Athens College (Athens, Alabama) where her mother was also on the faculty. She had a brother Maurice (married Betty Parsons) and a sister Murrier (married George Ferry). Ragland graduated from Vanderbilt University (B.A. 1927, M.A. Economics 1928). From 1929 to 1933 under a grant with the National Records Council, Ragland was a researcher in Washington, D.C., for Ellsworth Huntington, and co-authored a book on eugenics with him. She returned to Tennessee and married Thomas Ragland in 1932; they had two children: Thomas, born November 24, 1934, and Sandra Jane (married David Demson), born October 28, 1937. Thomas Jr., graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1957 and Sandra from Radcliffe College, magna cum laude, in 1958. Thomas Ragland, Sr. was president of the Mountain City Mill Co. while the family lived in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In 1950 when Thomas Ragland, became the manager of the Knoxville branch of the Ragland Bros. Co., a state-wide family wholesale grocery, the family moved to Knoxville. A year later, they moved to Nashville. Thomas Ragland, was active in Americans for Democratic Action, a liberal political group. In 1946, Ragland taught economics at the University of Chattanooga to a class of 150 freshman war veterans.

During the 1930s and early 1940s Ragland helped organize Planned Parenthood groups at the local and state levels, and in 1938 organized a speaking tour for Margaret Sanger in Tennessee. She was a very outspoken proponent of women's participation in politics. Ragland and Dorothy Stafford were responsible for reviving the Tennessee League of Women Voters (LWV), which had disbanded in 1920 after women received the vote. She held offices in the LWV at the local, state, and national levels (president, Tennessee League of Women Voters, 1945-1946; Nashville League of Women Voters, 1946-1947), where she worked for better housing and health services, children's issues, and for tax equalization and reform of the Tennessee constitution.

Ragland headed the women's division of the Democratic Party in the 1948 general election, and chaired the women's division in the Estes Kefauver (1948) and Albert Gore (1952) campaigns for United States Senate. In the 1956 presidential campaign she was vice-chair of National Volunteers for Stevenson-Kefauver. Ragland was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention and member of the Platform Committee in 1952, a member of the Democratic National Committee (1952-1956), and Tennessee delegate to the National Women's Conference in Houston (1977). Ragland was president of the Tennessee Political Caucus; and, with the help of Carleen Waller, organized the Volunteer Women's Roundtable (VWR) which spawned the Women's Political Caucus (WPC). Ragland worked tirelessly to promote women, motivating and encouraging many to work in politics or run for office. She often suggested names of women she thought were good candidates for positions in politics.

Ragland was also very interested in civil and human rights, education, and women's rights. She served as a U.S. delegate to the Atlantic Congress of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries in London (1959); a delegate to the White House Conference on International Cooperation (1965); the Tennessee Citizens Committee for Better Schools (board member, 1949-50); Tennessee Commission on Children (vice chair, 1950); Tennessee Library and Archives Commission (chair, 1951-1952); Federal Advisory Council on Employment Security (1963-69); Tennessee Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights (chair, 1963-1969); Southern Regional Council (board member, 1965-); Citizens' Research Foundation (trustee, 1976-1983); Tennessee United Organizations for Education; Tennessee Representative of the National Committee for Support of the Public Schools; Tennessee Council on Human Relations; and the Tennessee Friends of the Libraries. Ragland was also a member of the American Library Association and the American Political Science Association. In 1995, Ragland was inducted into the YMCA's Academy of Women of Achievement, and was included in an exhibit sponsored by the League of Women Voters called Women in Action: Rebels and Reformers. Still active in her 80s, she died on January 18, 1996.

ARRANGEMENT

The papers are divided into five series:
  1. I. Personal and biographical
  2. II. Speeches
  3. III. Democratic Party
  4. IV. Other activities
  5. V. Genealogical and Viva Troutt Ragsdale

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 92-M40, 92-M76, 92-M85, 92-M143, 92-M163, 93-M168, 94-M31, 94-M42, 94-M119, 95-M9, 95-M116, 96-M30, 96-M37, 2008-M104, 2008-M141

These papers were given to the Schlesinger Library between March 1992 and August 1995 by Martha Ragsdale Ragland, and, after her death, by her daughter, Sandra R. Demson, between March 1996 and September 2008. Accession numbers 2008-M104 and 2008-M141 were added to the collection in December 2013.

SEPARATION RECORD

Donors: Martha Ragsdale Ragland and Sandra R. Demson

Accession numbers: 92-M40, 92-M76, 92-M85, 92-M143, 92-M163, 93-M168, 94-M31, 94-M42, 94-M119, 95-M9, 95-M116, 96-M30, 96-M37

Processed by: Glynn Edwards

The following items have been removed from the collection:
  1. Dykeman, Wilma. Tennessee Women: Past and Present. 1977. Put in Schlesinger Library collection, October 1997.
  2. Huntington, Ellsworth and Martha Ragsdale. After Three Centuries: A Typical New England Family. Baltimore: William & Wilkins, 1935. Ibid.
  3. Martin, Ralph G.Ballots & Bandwagons. New York: New American Library, 1964. Duplicate (copy available in Widener Library)
  4. Dykeman, Wilma. Too Many People, Too Little Love. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1974. Duplicate (put in Schlesinger Library book sale)

Container List

  1. Box 1: 1-9
  2. Box 2: 10-26
  3. Box 3: 27-29, 31-50
  4. Box 4: 51-63
  5. Box 5: 64-73
  6. Box 6: 74-84
  7. Box 7: 85-93
  8. Box 8: 94-107
  9. Box 9: 108-134
  10. Box 10: 135-153
  11. Box 11: 154-163
  12. Box 12: 164-181
  13. Box 13: 182-196
  14. Box 14: 198m-202m
  15. Box 15: 203, 205-206, 208-214
  16. Box 16: 215-219, 221-225, 227-229, 231
  17. Box 17: 232, 234-243
  18. Box 18: 244-247
INDEX OF SELECTED CORRESPONDENTS This index includes the names of selected writers and recipients. Information about persons and subjects is not indexed. The numbers refer to folder numbers.

Key: no symbol = Writer and recipient; * = Written to Ragland; # = Received from Ragland
INDEX OF SELECTED CORRESPONDENTS
  1. Abernathy, Virginia, 10
  2. Alexander, Herbert E., 155*, 156
  3. Alexander, Lamar, 20#, 111
  4. Allen, Charlotte Williams, 5*, 53#, 66*, 106#
  5. Allen, Lee, 73, 74*, 92, 93*, 112
  6. Anderson, Robert E., Jr., 163
  7. Anderson, William R., 69*, 103#
  8. Anthony, Bess Taylor, 92*, 96*
  9. Anthony, Paul, 52*, 163
  10. Ashley, Barrett, 84*, 92*, 98*, 140*
  11. Axelroad, Vera, 73*, 92*
  12. Backer, George, 79, 86*
  13. Backus, Jane (Mrs. Edward), 103
  14. Baehr, Karl, 160
  15. Bain, Helen P., 102*
  16. Baker, Robert G., 20#, 86*
  17. Bass, Avanell (Mrs. Ross), 96#
  18. Bass, Ross, 50*
  19. Battle, John S., 93
  20. Beckwith, Hubert, 163
  21. Bingham, Barry, 88*, 118
  22. Bird, Agnes (Mrs. Frank B.), 27*, 54*, 57*, 68*, 91*, 137, 174*
  23. Bird, Diana W., 54*, 102
  24. Blanton, Ray, 193#, 194#
  25. Blythe, Jeanne, 186
  26. Bode, Ken, 116*
  27. Bowen, Edith (Mrs. William Chester), 137
  28. Bowen, Edna, 82
  29. Bowles, Chester, 81, 86*, 93*, 117, 177*
  30. Braly, Mary Lou, 169
  31. Branscom, Harvie, 169*, 182
  32. Briley, Beverly, 157, 158*, 159#
  33. Brock, Bill, 159*
  34. Brooks, Katherine (Mrs. Raymond), 60*, 87*
  35. Brown, Dorothy McKinnon, 18
  36. Brown, Wilda E., 193
  37. Browning, F. L., 60
  38. Browning, Gordon, 60, 73*, 74*, 92*, 169*, 236*
  39. Browning, Ida (Mrs. Gordon), 96
  40. Bullard, Col. M.M., 73#, 74*
  41. Burns, W. Haydon, 78
  42. Burs, Mary Lou, 119*
  43. Burwell, Lina, 82
  44. Bushing, Jan, 191
  45. Butler, Paul M., 82, 86*, 95*, 96
  46. Byrd, Anna [see Scott, Anna Firor]
  47. Card, Emily, 188*, 195#
  48. Carter, Gena, 195
  49. Casey, Carol F., 110
  50. Caudill, Noble, 66, 140#
  51. Chambers, Louis, 92*, 98
  52. Chambers, Margaret, 32# (as M. Ragsdale)
  53. Chambers, Paul, 81
  54. Charity, Ruth Harvey, 163
  55. Cherry, Corinne (Mrs. Lyle), 60#, 137#
  56. Clark, Georgia Neese, 91#
  57. Clark, Joseph S., Jr., 88*, 93*
  58. Clement, Frank G., 74*, 84#, 96#, 98#, 112#
  59. Clement, Lucille (Mrs. Frank), 96
  60. Clement, Maybelle G. (Mrs. Robert), 96*
  61. Coe, Frances (Mrs. Lawrence), 27*, 60*, 72, 73*, 91*, 92*, 98*, 102*, 137
  62. Collier, Lillian (Mrs. Jud), 80
  63. Cotham, James C. III, 20
  64. Cousins, Norman, 139
  65. Daniels, Jonathon, 43*, 82, 93
  66. Daughtrey, Martha Craig (Cissy), 6*, 8*, 27*, 193, 196
  67. Davenport, Evelyn (Mrs. J.H.), 27
  68. Dempster, Geo. R., 92*, 124*
  69. Demson, Sandra R. (Ragland's daughter), 150*, 218
  70. Derian, Patricia M. (Patt), 12*, 163#
  71. DeSapio, Carmine G., 79
  72. DiCanio, Margaret (Peg) , 190#
  73. DiSalle, Michael V., 61*, 82*, 87#, 93
  74. Donohue, F. Joseph, 75*, 86*, 98
  75. Douglas, Emily Taft (Mrs. Paul), 93, 121#
  76. Douglas, Paul H., 88#, 122
  77. Doyle, James E., 113
  78. Dreifus, Jeanne, 187
  79. Dresslar, Minnie, 186
  80. Dugger, Ronnie, 50*, 139
  81. Dykeman, Wilma (Mrs. James Stokely), 13, 21*, 22, 54*, 69*, 84*, 88#, 157*, 237-242
  82. Edwards, Elizabeth, 9*, 92*, 236*
  83. Edwards, India, 54*, 73#, 75#, 86*, 91, 93, 94#, 115*, 123
  84. Edwards, Mary W. Frazer, 86
  85. Ellington, Buford, 159#
  86. Ellis, Joey, 6*, 19, 27*, 100*, 195
  87. Esser, George H., Jr., 163
  88. Farenthold, Frances Tarlton (Sissy), 195*
  89. Fields, Bertrude, 82
  90. Finnegan, James A., 75*, 98*
  91. Fleming, D. F., 52, 58#
  92. Fleming, Gwen (Mrs. John M.), 98, 195*
  93. Flood, Jane, 108*, 119
  94. Frankel, Lou, 91*
  95. Friedan, Betty, 27#
  96. Fry, Kenneth D., 91*
  97. Fuller, Helen, 5
  98. Fulton, Richard, 8*, 50*, 158*
  99. Gallup, George, 87#
  100. Gardner, John W., 161
  101. Gardner, W.C., 77
  102. Garfield, Iris, 171*, 172*
  103. Garst, Eleanor, 161
  104. Gayle, Margot (Mrs. William. T., Jr.), 3*, 179*
  105. Glass, Mrs. Hugh, 137
  106. Glickstein, Howard A., 159
  107. Gore, Albert, Jr., 20, 90#
  108. Gore, Albert, Sr., 20#, 68*, 71*, 124, 125, 126, 127*, 159*, 160, 170*
  109. Gore, Charles M., 98*
  110. Gore, Pauline La Fon, 14, 15, 71*, 96, 126*
  111. Gore, Tipper, 90, 235#
  112. Gorman, Joseph Bruce, 69*, 102*, 130, 131
  113. Gravel, Camille F., Jr., 81
  114. Gray, Geogia Neese, 81*
  115. Graybill, Leo C., 79*, 81#
  116. Griffith, Elisabeth (Betsy), 16, 22
  117. Griffith, Louise, 9*, 143*
  118. Gullickson, Flo (Mrs. Charles), 73
  119. Halberstram, David, 22#
  120. Hall, R. P. (Doc), 79*, 85*
  121. Hamilton, May May, 195#
  122. Hampton, Jessie Cougar (Mrs. John), 60, 92
  123. Hanks, Edith, 54*, 137*
  124. Hesburgh, Theodore M., 159
  125. Hester, Smith, 82
  126. Hill, Ray, 126
  127. Hill, Rose (Mrs. J.A.), 54*, 169*
  128. Holladay, Sara (Mrs. John), 137
  129. Hull, Cordell, 137*
  130. Humphrey, Hubert, 93#
  131. Hunt, Ione, 81
  132. Huntington, Ellsworth, 33, 236*
  133. Hynd, Harry, 176
  134. Jamison, Edna (Mrs. King), 65, 67*, 167*
  135. Jarman, Pearl, 60, 137*
  136. Javits, Jacob K., 160#, 176*
  137. Johnson, Ernest, 92
  138. Kefauver, Estes, 4*, 9*, 63, 65*, 66, 67*, , 72#, 73#, 74*, 75, 81#, 86*, 87*, 88*, 91, 92*, 94*, 96*, 191#, 114*, 115, 118*, 123, 127*, 137#, 138*, 170*, 176*, 236*
  139. Kefauver, Nancy P., 75, 94*, 95*, 96*
  140. Kefauver, Nora (EK's sister), 84*
  141. Keith, John P., 182
  142. Kennedy, John F., 7*, 88*
  143. Kennedy, Maybelle, 98
  144. Kestenbaum, Jerome, 160
  145. Koontz, Arthur B., 82*, 93*
  146. Krastin, Kay (Mrs. Carl), 78, 87*
  147. Lander, Sarah L., 60*, 73#, 91*, 92*, 137
  148. Lassalle, V. Thelma, 81, 98
  149. Laucks, Irving F., 161
  150. Lenroot, Katarine F., 145
  151. Levitt, Jennie Coons (Mrs. Joseph), 181
  152. Lilienthal, David E., 73, 93*, 134, 135
  153. Lilienthal, Helen (Mrs. David E.), 134*, 135*, 178#
  154. Livington, Jean (Mrs. Philip H.), 57*, 62*, 120#
  155. Lorimar, Frank, 145
  156. Loucheim, Katie, 43#, 96#, 101#, 108*
  157. Mann, Ora Patton (Mrs. Delbert), 169
  158. Mansfield, Mike, 20
  159. Marsh, Margaret (Mrs. Frank), 92*, 123#, 137
  160. Mayhall, Roy, 77, 86*, 93, 138*
  161. McGill, Ralph, 50#, 88*, 139#
  162. McGovern, George, 130*, 159#
  163. McGrory, Mary, 17, 69#
  164. McInturff, George, 72*, 92*
  165. McIntyre, Myrtle, 81#, 93#
  166. McIntyre, Tom, 93*, 102#
  167. McKinnon, Edna Rankin, 18*
  168. McLean, Lee, 81*, 84*, 86*, 98*, 153
  169. McMichael, Jane, 190#, 195*
  170. McWilliams, Carey, 138
  171. Merrick, Thomas, 151
  172. Mikulski, Barbara, 120*, 188#
  173. Miller, Emma Guffey, 86*, 93*
  174. Miller, Mariko T. (Mako), 19, 20, 21, 22, 23*, 103*, 190#
  175. Milligan, James M., 78
  176. Mills, Marie (Mrs. T.E.), 73
  177. Milton, Alice W., 68*, 168#
  178. Mitchell, Stephen A., 91*, 93, 94*
  179. Moore, Sally, 195#, 196
  180. Murray, Esther, 27*
  181. Muskie, Edmund S., 69*, 98*, 130#
  182. Myers, Lucile (EK's secretary), 64#, 75*, 78*, 86*, 92*, 98*, 130*, 138*, 139*, , 176*
  183. Mynders, Alfred, 99#, 139*
  184. Nacy, Richard, 81
  185. Neese, Charles G., 9*, 43*, 54*, 63, 80*, 92*, 115, 137*
  186. Nelson, Robert, 102*, 119*
  187. Nichols, Lynn, 86, 123*
  188. O'Brien, Lawrence F., 119
  189. Olgiati, P. Rudy, 48*
  190. Orgill, Edmund, 61*
  191. Orton, Charlotte (H. Humphrey's sec.), 93*
  192. Owenby, Geneva, 92*, 115#
  193. Pace, Carrie (Mrs. Nowell Young), 92*, 96
  194. Pannell, Lord Charles, 136
  195. Parker, Elsie S., 182
  196. Parry, Mary M., 153*, 154*
  197. Peterson, Esther, 93, 171
  198. Powell, Minnie McRae, 91*, 96#
  199. Priest, Mildred, 96
  200. Ragland, Charles, 182#
  201. Ragsdale, Betty (Ragland's sister-in-law), 4*, 216
  202. Ragsdale, J.S. (Ragland's father), 85*, 129#
  203. Ragsdale, Maurice (Ragland's brother), 4*, 139*, 214
  204. Rainwater, Chatlin Stokely, 137*
  205. Rankin, Jeannette, 109*, 189*
  206. Rauh, Joseph L., 113, 119
  207. Rawlings, Calvin W., 82*, 86
  208. Reynolds, Christine C., 64#, 96
  209. Rickey, Ann, 91
  210. Sanders, Marion K., 79
  211. Sanger, Margaret, 144*
  212. Sasser, Jane, 20, 104*, 126
  213. Schlesinger, Arthur, Jr., 73, 93*, 113*
  214. Schlesinger, Stephen, 102
  215. Scott, Anne Firor, 22*, 25, 102*, 118
  216. Sergenthaler, John, 20#, 126#
  217. Sharp, Thelma Parkinson, 82, 93*
  218. Shirpser, Clara, 43#, 81, 86*
  219. Simpson, Alan K., 20
  220. Smith, Delphine (Mrs. J. Hardin), 63*, 64#
  221. Smith, Ed, 137
  222. Smith, Frank E., 119*, 161*
  223. Smith, Hazel Brannon, 52#
  224. Smith, Nancy (Mrs. Stanton E.), 27*, 63*, 92*, 96#
  225. Smith, Stanton E., 9*, 73, 86, 113*, 124*
  226. Sparkman, John, 77, 138*
  227. Spence, John, 158, 159#
  228. Stafford, Dorothy (Dot), 26, 72*, 73*, 91*, 92*, 178#
  229. Stanfield, J. Edwin, 137, 163
  230. Stevenson, Adlai, 84*, 98*
  231. Stokely (Mrs. Burt), 137*
  232. Stokely, Dykeman, 22*
  233. Stokely, James, 86*
  234. Stokes, Thomas L., 138#
  235. Straight, Michael, 5
  236. Strauss, Anna Lord, 178, 180
  237. Sullivan, Gael, 73*, 92*
  238. Sweetland, Monroe, 79*, 82, 93*
  239. Tanton, John H., 32
  240. Teraski, Gwen, 19*, 20, 21*
  241. Terjen, Kitty, 163
  242. Thomas, Colette, 151
  243. Thomas, Nanna (Mrs. Leonard), 77, 101, 138*
  244. Tilly, Dorothy (Mrs. M. E.), 27*, 86#
  245. Timmons, Elizabeth, 60#, 92*
  246. Todd, Mary K. (Molly, Mrs. James), 181*, 186
  247. Upshaw, Aline F. (Mrs. T. D.), 9*, 92*
  248. Via, Emory, 163
  249. Waller, Carleen, 16*, 21*, 69#, 102#, 103*, 104#, 168#
  250. Walsh, William, 175
  251. Walters, Herbert S., 74, 92, 96
  252. Wayland, Charles F., Jr., 60
  253. Wells, Mildred White, 54*, 91*, 138*
  254. Wexler, Madeline, 115*, 119#
  255. Whetsel, Elizabeth, 82
  256. Whitaker, Phil B., 9*, 73*
  257. Whitcraft, Earl, 154
  258. Williams, Barry C., 78
  259. Williams, Bill J., 78
  260. Williams, G. Mennen, 81, 87, 98*, 118#
  261. Williams, Mrs. S.C., 92*, 137*
  262. Williams, Peyton, 186
  263. Wilson, Frank W., 68*, 137*
  264. Woodhouse, Chase Gooding, 3*, 63#
  265. Woods, Jayne Ann, 27, 195*
  266. Wright, Emily (Mrs. Joseph), 67*, 92*, 98*, 137*
  267. Wyatt, Wilson, 43#, 91
  268. Yellin, Carol Lynn (Mrs. David), 15*, 21*, 54*, 69*, 102*, 119#, 187*, 192*

Processing Information

Processed: October 1997

By: Glynn Edwards

Updated: December 2013

By: Anne Engelhart
Link to catalog
Title
Ragland, Martha Ragsdale, 1906-1996. Papers of Martha Ragsdale Ragland, 1852-1997 (inclusive), 1921-1997 (bulk): A Finding Aid.
Author
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Sponsor
The collection was processed with funds provided by Sandra R. Demson.
EAD ID
sch00023

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