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.42 linear feet ((1 file box) plus 1 folio+ folder, 1 oversize folder)
Clippings were discarded after filming.
According to Helen Gray, Carrie Chapman Catt called Coggeshall "the mother of woman suffrage in Iowa." She was a founding member of the Polk County (Iowa) Woman Suffrage Society in 1870. She held numerous positions in the Iowa Equal Suffrage Association (IESA) and served three terms as president. She was elected an auditor for the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) in 1902 and 1904, attended several National American Woman Suffrage Association conventions, and was a speaker at those held in Washington, D.C. (1904), and Chicago (1907). She also served as editor of The Woman's Standard for its first two years of publication (1886-1888) and its last (1911).
Mary Jane Whiteley Coggeshall died on 22 December 1911.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The bulk of the papers of Mary Jane Whiteley Coggeshall was given to the Schlesinger Library in 1946 by her granddaughter, Helen Coggeshall (Lingenfelter) Gray; additional materials were given to the Library by Helen Gray in 1983. The collection was reprocessed and microfilmed as part of a Schlesinger Library/University Publications of America project.
By: Jane E. Ward
- Coggeshall, Mary J., 1836-1911. Papers of Mary J. Coggeshall, 1880-1911: A Finding Aid
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