Papers of Helen Hunt West, 1917-1964
Correspondence, speeches, articles, etc., of Helen Hunt West, lawyer and journalist.
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
Access. Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Helen Hunt West 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.
Extent1.79 linear feet (1 file box, 1 folio+ box)
Letters, speeches, photographs, clippings of Helen Hunt West, Florida lawyer and journalist. Collection covers her activities in the suffrage campaign, the National Woman's Party (West served as Congressional Chairman, a National Council member, and editor of Equal Rights), and the movement for the passage of the Equal Rights amendment to the Constitution. Also, correspondence relating to the "50-50" bill in the Florida State Legislature which called for equal representation of men and women on party committees, sponsored by West.
Florida lawyer and journalist, Helen Hunt West [Mrs. Byron McG.] was congressional chairman and national council member of the National Woman's Party, and editor of its Equal Rights.
Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession number: 752
Gift of Mrs. Clyde H. Taylor, 190 Bosphorus Avenue, Davis Island, Tampa, Florida. Received May 1964.
- Box 1: Folders 1-15, Volume 1
- Folio+ Box 2: Volumes 2-6
- West, Helen Hunt, 1892-1963. Papers of Helen Hunt West, 1917-1964: A Finding Aid
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