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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 182

Papers of of Alma Lutz,1921-1961

Minutes, reports, financial records, correspondence, etc., of suffragist Alma Lutz.

Dates

  • 1921-1961

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Alma Lutz 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.

Extent

2.71 linear feet (6+1/2 file boxes)

The papers form a report of the National Woman's Party's activity from 1921 to 1961. The main thrust of the National Woman's Party's work was directed towards passage of an Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. The National Woman's Party was also concerned with the issues of protective legislation, equality for working women, women and jury service and the international status of women. Alma Lutz aided the National Woman's Party in its national and international campaigns for women's equality by serving as a member of the party's National Council, as literature chairman and as contributing editor to the party organ EQUAL RIGHTS. Alma Lutz also participated in international conferences attended by the National Woman's Party as well as remaining an active member of the Massachusetts Branch of the party. The papers document Alma Lutz's contribution and the National Woman's Party's effort in the movement for the equality of women.

BIOGRAPHY

Alma Lutz became involved in the woman's suffrage movement when she returned home to North Dakota after graduating from Vassar College (1912). She continued to work for equal rights for women all her life and was the author of many articles and books, including Created Equal: A Biography of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony. Lutz was an active member of the National Woman's Party, the Massachusetts Committee for the Equal Rights Amendment, and many other organizations. During 1951-1973 she served on the Advisory Committee of the Schlesinger Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 1256, 882, 1361

The papers of Alma Lutz were deposited with the Schlesinger Library in 1965, 1967, and in 1968 by Alma Lutz.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Alma Lutz collection of documents by and about abolitionists and women's rights activists, 1775-1943 (A-110;M-133) and Papers of Alma Lutz, 1927-1946 (A-34).

CONTAINER LIST

  1. Box 1: Folders 1-17
  2. Box 2: Folders 18-21
  3. Box 3: Folders 22-41
  4. Box 4: Folders 42-64
  5. Box 5: Folders 65-82
  6. Box 6: Folders 83-106
  7. Box 7: Folders 107-125
INDEX For information on the following subjects, refer to the corresponding folder numbers.
INDEX
  1. Adamson, Ethel, 32, 33, 34, 38, 71, 84, 90
  2. Allender, Nina, 39, 68, 69, 78, 79, 87, 97, 100, 124
  3. Armstrong, Florence A, 39
  4. Babcock, Caroline Lexow, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 41, 63, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 97, 100, 101, 124, 92a
  5. Baker, Abby Scott, 118, 124
  6. Beale, Olive, 39, 71
  7. Beard, Mary Ritter, 62, 78
  8. Belmont, Alva, 110
  9. Berrien, Laura M, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 69, 71, 85, 100, 105, 124
  10. Bitterman, Helen Robbins, 59, 70, 71, 81, 101, 124
  11. Boeckel, Florence Brewer, 78
  12. Boyer, Gaeta Wold, 39, 40, 87, 99
  13. Brobst, Sue, 57
  14. Buck, Pearl S, 32, 33, 83, 100
  15. Calnan, Eleanor, 42, 47, 48, 54
  16. Casey, Josephine, 33, 37, 58, 65, 89
  17. Conway, Edith Bartlett, 35, 37, 39, 49, 63, 64, 83, 85, 87
  18. Coonley, Queene Ferry, 33, 70, 71, 76, 77, 124
  19. Craig, Minnie D, 61
  20. Crosby, Ethel Adams, 68, 78
  21. Crozier, Blanche, 45
  22. Davis, Helen E, 78
  23. Doetsch, 66, 76, 91
  24. Earhart, Amelia 77
  25. Fuller, Genevieve M, 42, 43, 47
  26. George, Gertrude, 78
  27. Gillis, Marjorie, 43, 44, 54, 55
  28. Greathouse, Rebekah, 26, 57, 66, 76, 124
  29. Hamilton, Alice 92a
  30. Hepburn, Katherine, 76
  31. Hill, Elsie M, 23, 63
  32. Hilles, Florence Bayard, 25, 28, 29, 34, 43, 54, 62, 64, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 76, 77, 78, 90, 124
  33. Hooker, Edith Houghton, 5, 32, 43, 44, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 72, 76, 78, 101, 91
  34. Hourwich, Rebecca, 43
  35. Hurlburt, Olive E, 31
  36. Irwin, Inez Haynes, 101
  37. Kitchelt, Florence L C, 105, 92, 92a
  38. Laughlin, Gail, 2
  39. Lee, Muna, 24, 25, 43, 54, 120
  40. Litt, Ruth V, 58, 68
  41. Lloyd, Lola Maverick, 96, 107, 117, 118
  42. Marks, Jeannette, 37, 87, 93, 105
  43. Matthews, Burnita Shelton, 42, 55, 60, 94, 124
  44. Mesta, Pearle S, 32, 34, 36, 124
  45. Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 76
  46. Miller, Emma Guffey, 33, 37, 38, 39, 40, 87
  47. Movius, Alice Lee West, 42, 43, 45, 47, 54, 55
  48. Ogle, Dora, 14, 33, 35, 39, 65, 69, 78, 94, 100
  49. Palmer, Mildred, 27, 33, 43, 54, 57, 62, 70, 83, 95, 121
  50. Paul, Alice, 37, 39, 40, 41, 63, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 76, 78, 90, 96, 104, 105, 107, 111, 113, 116, 117, 118, 120, 123, 124
  51. Pell, Sarah Thompson, 30, 31, 32, 43, 58, 69, 70, 71, 76, 77, 81, 91, 124
  52. Perry, Emily, 67, 68, 76, 78, 120
  53. Pethick-Lawrence, Emmeline, 70, 118, 119
  54. Philbrook, Mary, 83
  55. Pickford, Mary, 64
  56. Pollitzer, Anita, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 35, 37, 39, 44, 59, 62, 63, 71, 77, 78, 124
  57. Powell, Rose Arnold 96a
  58. Ransome, Amy, 32, 34, 71, 77, 93, 96, 97, 101, 124
  59. Roosevelt, Eleanor, 39, 87
  60. Scott, James Brown, 107, 110, 111, 113, 115
  61. Sebree, Margaret, 37, 39
  62. Seydell, Mildred, 78
  63. Shepard, Birsa, 70, 80, 124
  64. Sherwin, Ella M, 32, 71
  65. Smith, Jane Norman, 27, 28, 32, 33, 37, 42, 43, 54, 57, 58, 62, 71, 78, 81, 87, 88, 91, 95, 97, 98, 121, 124
  66. Souder, Martha, 30, 31, 124
  67. Stevens, Doris, 2, 83, 99, 113, 115
  68. Swarthout, Gladys, 76, 77, 90
  69. Swing, Betty Gram, 8, 28, 29, 37, 39, 47, 59, 62, 77, 91, 118
  70. Taylor, Mildred, 34, 83, 84, 85, 93, 97
  71. Thomas, M Carey, 67
  72. Vernon, Mabel, 2, 23, 42, 43, 112, 124
  73. Weed, Helena Hill, 37, 111, 124
  74. West, Helen Hunt, 30, 32, 35, 39, 71, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 119, 124
  75. White, Grace H, 76
  76. Wiley, Anna Kelton, 23, 24, 25, 28, 32, 33, 35, 38, 43, 58, 69, 71, 76, 78, 82, 84, 85, 86, 88, 97, 98, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 120, 124
  77. Williams, Maud, 30, 34, 57
  78. Wolfe, Clara Snell, 34, 35, 37, 39, 47, 71, 124
  79. Wold, Emma, 2, 110, 112
  80. Woolley, Mary E, 35, 37, 93
  81. Younger, Maud, 2, 24, 26, 33, 111

Processing Information

Processed: June 1973
Link to catalog
Title
Lutz, Alma. Papers of Alma Lutz, 1921-1961: A Finding Aid
Author
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
EAD ID
sch00065

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