Papers of Alice Stone Blackwell in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1885-1950
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7 folders (5 folders, 1 folio+ folder, 1 photograph folder)
Blackwell was instrumental in bringing about the reconciliation of the National and American Woman Suffrage associations in 1890, and for almost twenty years served as secretary of the new National American Woman Suffrage Association. Among her other positions were president of the New England and Massachusetts Woman Suffrage associations and honorary president of the Massachusetts League of Women Voters.
A self-proclaimed radical socialist, Blackwell supported numerous humanitarian causes. She was affiliated with Friends of Russian Freedom, the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, and the NAACP, among other organizations. With the help of foreign-born friends, Blackwell translated into English the works of Mexican, Armenian, Russian, Yiddish, and Hungarian poets.
For additional biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (Cambridge, Mass., 1971), which includes a list of additional sources.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Blackwell, Alice Stone, 1857-1950. Papers of Alice Stone Blackwell in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1885-1950: A Finding Aid
- Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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