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COLLECTION Identifier: A-38

Papers of Katharine Augusta Norris, 1943-1948


Minutes, correspondence, reports, etc., of Katharine Augusta Norris, convenor of the Women's Joint Legislative Committee for Equal Rights in the 1940s.


  • Creation: 1943-1948

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Katharine Augusta Norris 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)

Minutes, letters, etc. relating to the Women's Joint Legislative Committee for Equal Rights, of which Katharine Augusta Norris was Convenor. Also letters, reports, etc. re the National Woman's Party litigation, 1946-1947.


Katharine (Kittie) A. Norris, daughter of Myron Augustine and Mary E. (Howdan) Norris, was born August 12, 1878, in Kent, Ohio. After graduating from Vassar College in 1901, Norris returned to Ohio where she became a teacher. She was a convenor of the Women's Joint Legislative Committee for Equal Rights and a member of the National Woman's Party. Norris died in 1949.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 54-25

Received February 1954. Gift of Miss Alma Lutz, River St., Boston, Massachusetts.

Genre / Form


Norris, Katharine Augusta, 1878-1949. Papers of Katharine Augusta Norris, 1943-1948: 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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