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Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
.21 linear feet (1/2 file box)
Approximately half the manuscripts are accompanied by typescript copies, some prepared at the time of delivery, the remainder supplied by the donor of the collection. Each folder contains a speech unless otherwise noted.
Dunham spoke at numerous gatherings of women's and other clubs in Michigan. She wrote her own speeches on topics assigned to her by the leadership of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. These speeches were intended to rally support for such traditional Woman's Christian Temperance Union causes as Prohibition, abstinence from tobacco and narcotics, purity of sexual conduct among both men and women, and, in later years, woman's suffrage. In addition, Dunham argued for reforms in the legal system that would give married women a larger share of property and child custody rights, recognize women's unpaid domestic labor, and emancipate blacks. After the outbreak of World War I, she spoke in favor of United States involvement and supported national preparedness drives.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers of Catharine Deveney Dunham were given to the Schlesinger Library by her granddaughter, Evelyn M. Murray, in July 1951 and June 1985.
By: Krystyna von Henneberg
- Dunham, Catharine Deveney. Papers of Catharine Deveney Dunham, 1888-1929: A Finding Aid
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