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COLLECTION Identifier: A-113

Papers of Edna Fischel Gellhorn, 1919-1960


Correspondence, biographical material, etc., of Edna Fischel Gelhorn, civic worker and suffragist.


  • 1919-1960

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Edna Fischel Gellhorn 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.


.42 linear feet (1 file box)

The papers of Mrs. George Gellhorn, an active civic worker in St. Louis, Missouri, contain biographical material and correspondence relating to her position as director of the National Woman Suffrage Association, as president of the St. Louis and Missouri Leagues of Women Voters, and as vice-president of the National League of Women Voters. There is also considerable correspondence with Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, Mrs. Catt's letters to members of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, and biographical and other material about Mrs. Catt.


Edna Fischel Gellhorn (Mrs. George), a St. Louis civic worker, was director of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, president of the St. Louis and Missouri League of Women Voters, and vice-president of the national League of Women Voters.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 310, 1410

Gift of Mrs. George Gellhorn, 4961 LaClede Ave., St. Louis, Missouri. Received June 1961, August 1968.


  1. Abbott, C. G. 9
  2. Allen, Florence Ellinwood 1,2
  3. Anthony, Lucy E. 1
  4. Blackwell, Alice Stone 2
  5. Brown, Gertrude Foster (Mrs. Raymond) 1
  6. Catt, Carrie Chapman 7, 8, 15
  7. Collins, Nancy Love 2
  8. Dennison, Eleanor E. 2
  9. Donnell, Forrest C. 2
  10. Douglas, Emily Taft 2
  11. Douglas, Mrs. Ralph W. 1
  12. Dulin, Irene L. 2
  13. Edwards, M.S. [Mrs. Richard] 1
  14. Ellicott, Mrs. Charles E. 1
  15. English, M.L. (Mrs. Fred L.) 1
  16. Farrington, Josephine B. 2
  17. Fischer, Mrs. Aaron 2
  18. Ford, Mrs. George B. 2
  19. Gellhorn, Edna Fischel 1,2,7 8,15
  20. Gellhorn, Martha 2
  21. Goldmark, Josephine 1
  22. Hansl, Eva v. B. 15
  23. Harrison, Gladys 1
  24. Hauser, Elizabeth J. 1
  25. Holt, Hamilton 1
  26. Hudson, Jay William 2
  27. Hyde, Clara M. 1
  28. Kenyon, Dorothy 2
  29. McBride, Kathy 2
  30. McCormick, Katharine Dexter 9
  31. McCulloch, Catharine Waugh 1
  32. McDowell, Mary E. 1,2
  33. Martin, Helen 2
  34. Morgan, Ruth 1
  35. Nagel, Hildegard 2
  36. Newton, C. A. 1
  37. Pabst, Bertha 2
  38. Park, Maud Wood 1
  39. Pieksen, Margot I. 18
  40. Potter, Virginia 1
  41. Robins, Margaret Drier (Mrs. Raymond) 1
  42. Roosevelt, Eleanor 2
  43. Roosevelt, Franklin Delano 1
  44. Sacks, Ruth B. 14
  45. Sherwin, Belle 1
  46. Slade, F. Louis 16
  47. Strauss, Anna Lord 2
  48. Swan, Olive B. 1
  49. Symington, Stuart 2
  50. Upton, Harriet Taylor 1
  51. Wells, Marguerite M. 2, 9
  52. Wilkinson, M. L. 1
  53. Hay, Mary Garrett 1
Gellhorn, Edna Fischel, 1878-1970. Papers of Edna Fischel Gellhorn, 1919-1960: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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