Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Use
Copying. Posters may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
2 objects (1 banner, 1 pennant)
Note: The size of the poster is rounded off to the nearest inch. The first number refers to the height, and the second number refers to the width. Posters smaller than 24 x 20 are kept on oversize shelves; those up to 48 x 40 are in the first or second drawer of the map case; larger ones are hung on the back wall of the Ms. vault. Each poster is encased in mylar unless otherwise noted.
A socialist, vegetarian, pacifist, founder of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and campaigner for women's rights, Park wrote the California law, passed in 1913, granting women equal rights of guardianship over their children. She was a delegate and speaker at the Congress of the International Women's Suffrage Alliance in Budapest, Hungary in June 1913, and a delegate to the Tenth Congress of the International Women's Suffrage Alliance, held in Paris in May 1926. Two of the posters in this collection are from those congresses. Through her connections with many women's rights organizations, Park acquired a library of feminist books, as well as buttons, leaflets, and posters.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Sixty-six posters (including several duplicates), a banner, and a pennant were given to the Schlesinger Library in 1950 by Mary Winsor, the Philadelphia suffragist. They had been collected by Alice Park, the California suffragist; Mary Winsor purchased them to give to the Library. Forty-five of the posters were restored and encased in mylar envelopes in the paper conservation department of Harvard University's Fogg Museum during the summer of 1978. The restoration was funded by a matching grant from the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities.
By: Rhonda A. Rios Kravitz
- Park, Alice, 1861-1961. Poster collection of Alice Park, 1903-1926: A Finding Aid
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