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COLLECTION Identifier: A-142

Papers of Ellen Martin Henrotin, 1865-1921


Correspondence, speeches, notebooks, etc., of Ellen Martin Henrotin, reformer and second president of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.


  • Creation: 1865-1921

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Ellen Martin Henrotin 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.


1.04 linear feet (2+1/2 file boxes)

Ellen Martin Henrotin's papers include many speeches, which reveal her wide range of interests, as well as correspondence and other material relating to her activities.


Ellen Martin Henrotin, wife of a Chicago banker, was active in the leading reform movements of her day including social welfare, labor, and suffrage. Second president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, Henrotin was a prime mover in bringing the loose collection of newly organized women's clubs into a national and international movement.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 746

Gift of Mrs. Edward Henrotin, Road's End, Cherryplain, New York. Received May, 1964.


  1. Box 1: Folders 1-14, volumes 1-2
  2. Box 2: Folders 15-44
  3. Box 3: Folders 45-59
Henrotin, Ellen M. (Ellen Martin), 1847-1922. Papers of Ellen Martin Henrotin, 1865-1921: 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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