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COLLECTION Identifier: A-34

Papers of Alma Lutz, 1927-1946


Correspondence, reports, etc., of Alma Lutz, author and suffragist, and others involved in the abolitionist and suffrage movements.


  • Creation: 1927-1946


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

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.


1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)

Papers consist of report of the work of the National Woman's Party and its magazine, EQUAL RIGHTS, 1937 - 1940, and of the work of other organizations for the Equal Rights Amendment, 1930's - 1953; include correspondence and material relating to the industrial equality of women, 1927-1943, to the Women's Charter, 1936, and to women jurors.


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: 57-13, 666

These papers of Alma Lutz were given to the Schlesinger Library by Alma Lutz in December 1956 and November 1963.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Papers of Alma Lutz, 1921-1961 (MC 182) and Alma Lutz collection of documents by and about abolitionists and women's rights activists, 1775-1943 (A-110;M-133).


  1. Box 1: Folders 1-22, Vol. 1
  2. Box 2: Folders 23-44
  3. Box 3: Folders 45-58
Lutz, Alma. Papers of Alma Lutz, 1927-1946: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

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