Papers of Blanche Ames in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1913-1940
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The two oversize volumes (119o and 120o) are scrapbooks of clippings and cartoons about the suffrage campaigns of 1913-1915 in Massachusetts, other states, and Great Britain.
Ames illustrated several of her husband's books, including Orchidaceae, and published a number of political cartoons promoting suffrage. She was a member of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association, College Equal Suffrage League, and the Women's Educational and Industrial Union. In addition, Ames served as treasurer of the Massachusetts League of Women Voters, co-founder and president of the Birth Control League of Massachusetts, and president of the New England Hospital for Women and Children, Boston.
For additional biographical information, see the Blanche Ames collection (MC 193) at the Schlesinger Library, and the Ames entry in Notable American Women: The Modern Period (Cambridge, Mass., 1980), which includes a list of additional sources.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Ames, Blanche. Papers of Blanche Ames in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1913-1940: A Finding Aid
- Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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