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COLLECTION Identifier: WRC

Woman's rights collection, 1853-1958

Correspondence, journals, notebooks, speeches, etc., from the unmicrofilmed portion of the Woman's Rights Collection.

Dates

  • 1853-1958

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. The majority of the collection is available only through microfilm or digital surrogates of the original materials. The following materials are available without restriction: #1-103a, 644-647, 650-6521030-1035, 1041-1047, 1049-1051, 1055-1056, 1059-1068, 1084-1091, 1093-1102, 1107-1109.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers in the woman's rights 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.

Extent

35.46 linear feet (85 file boxes) plus 7 oversize volumes, 39 framed items, 1 folio+ folder, 1 folio folder, 4 reels of microfilm (M-91, M-93, M-108)

This collection consists of the correspondence, reports, speeches, books, plays, articles, clippings, biographical data, and miscellaneous materials by and re: about 100 women and 4 men who were involved in furthering the woman's rights movement from colonial times to the present. The papers record the woman's rights movement up to the 1920's, highlighting the work done in Massachusetts; the woman suffrage movement up to the adoption of the woman suffrage amendment in 1920; and the gains for women in such areas as protective legislation and employment opportunities since 1920.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Maud Wood Park, et al. Received 1943-1949.

Container list

  1. Box 1: #1-48
  2. Box 2: #58-94
  3. Box 3: #95-100
  4. Box 4: #101-103a
  5. Box 5: #644-647, 650-652
  6. Box 6: #862-863, 865-875
  7. Box 7: #876-891
  8. Box 8: #892-912 (folder 1)
  9. Box 9: #912 (folders 2-3)-925
  10. Box 10: #926-945
  11. Box 11: #946-966
  12. Box 12: #967-976
  13. Box 13: #977-992
  14. Box: 14: #993-1014
  15. Box 15: #1015-1025
  16. Box 16: volumes 68-73
  17. Box 17: volumes 74, 75a, 77-85
  18. Box 18: volumes 86-93a
  19. Box 19: 1030-1035, 1041-1047, 1049-1051, 1055-1056, 1059-1068
  20. Box 20: 1084-1091, 1093-1102, 1107-1109
PHOTOGRAPH SCREENS USED FOR PUBLISHING PICTURES * Used in Guide to the Woman's Rights Collection
PHOTOGRAPH SCREENS USED FOR PUBLISHING PICTURES
  1. * Lucy Stone
  2. * 2 - Abigail Adams (one large, one small)
  3. * Mary Hutcheson Page
  4. * 2 - Pauline Agassiz Shaw (same picture)
  5. * Alice Stone Blackwell
  6. * Helen Hamilton Gardener
  7. * Julia Ward Howe
  8. * Maud Wood Park
  9. * Carrie Chapman Catt
  10. S. B. Anthony and E. C. Stanton
  11. Elizabeth Blackwell
  12. Mary Hilliard Loines
Title
Woman's rights collection, 1853-1958: A Finding Aid
Author
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
EAD ID
sch01006

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

The preeminent research library on the history of women in the United States, the Schlesinger Library documents women's lives from the past and present for the future.

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