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COLLECTION Identifier: A-68, Series XI

Papers of Edna Lamprey Stantial in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1870-1944


Suffrage articles, reports, correspondence, etc., collected by Edna Lamprey Stantial.


  • Creation: 1870-1944


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:


Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Edna Lamprey Stantial 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.


30 folders

This portion of the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection consists of printed duplicates and typescript copies of documents from the Woman's Rights Collection, made for Dillon by Edna Lamprey Stanital. Most folders begin with "introductory" or "supplementary" notes by Maud Wood Park, Belle Sherwin, and/or others. These notes contain background information about the folder's subject. Park compiled the supplementary notes "to humanize the factual record." The typescript copies of articles, reports, correspondence, and flyers, the printed leaflets and articles, and the photographs document suffrage and suffragists, and the legislative and other work done by organizations founded by former suffragists.

The folders are arranged alphabetically, most by individual or organizational name, some by topic.


Edna Lamprey Stantial was secretary of the Boston Equal Suffrage Association for Good Government and archivist of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. As Maud Wood Park's close friend and secretary, Stantial helped Park gather the papers that Park gave to Radcliffe College in 1943. These papers, the Woman's Rights Collection, formed the nucleus of the Women's Archives, later the Schlesinger Library. Throughout the 1950s, Stantial continued to collect, sort, and "catalog" papers that she added to the Woman's Rights Collection, and others that she donated to the library. She also organized Park's personal papers, which she gave to the Library of Congress in the 1970s, and edited Park's Front Door Lobby. Park lived with Stantial and her husband Guy immediately before Park's death in 1955. Ironically, although she was responsible for saving numerous suffragists' manuscript collections, little biographical information is available about Stantial in this collection or elsewhere.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 56-121

Related Material:

This material forms part of the Schlesinger Library's Mary Earhart Dillon collection, 1863-1955 (A-68).

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; Papers of Edna Lamprey Stantial, 1836-1985 (MC 733).

Processing Information

Reprocessed: June 1990

By: Kim Brookes, Bert Hartry, Katherine Kraft, Jane Ward

Stantial, Edna Lamprey. Papers of Edna Lamprey Stantial in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1870-1944: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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