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COLLECTION Identifier: A/A628c: M-42

Papers of Susan B. Anthony, 1837-1954


Family letters of Susan B. Anthony, suffragist and reformer, her father Daniel Anthony, and other relatives.


  • 1837-1954


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Access. Originals are closed; use digital images.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Susan B. Anthony 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.


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This collection includes family letters to or from Susan B. Anthony, her father Daniel Anthony, her sister Guelma (while at school in Philadelphia), and others.


Best known for her lifelong crusade for woman’s suffrage, Anthony was first active in the temperance and anti-slavery movements. In May 1869 she organized the National Woman Suffrage Association, with Elizabeth Cady Stanton as president. From 1891 to 1900, she was the second president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 1048

These papers of Susan B. Anthony were given to the Schlesinger Library in April, 1966 by Thomas King Baker, great grandnephew of Susan B. Anthony.

Related Material:

For additional Susan B. Anthony materials at the Schlesinger Library, see A/A628, A/A628a, A/A628b, A/A628d, A/A628e, A/A628f, A/A628g, and A-143.

Processing Information

Processed: January 1975

By: Karen Van Deloo

Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906. Papers of Susan B. Anthony, 1837-1954: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women
Language of description
The collection was microfilmed in 1980 under a grant from The Grant F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation, Worcester, Massachusetts.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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