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COLLECTION Identifier: M-133, reel C8; WRC 29

Papers of Ida Porter Boyer in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1853-1940


Letter, notice, portrait, etc., of Ida Porter Boyer, suffragist and educator. These papers are part of the Woman's Rights Collection.


  • Creation: 1853-1940


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Originals closed; use microfilm M-133, reel C8.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Ida Porter Boyer 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.


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Ida Porter Boyer was born in Middleport, Pennsylvania. She served as field secretary of the Pennsylvania Woman Suffrage Association, manager of the woman suffrage campaign in Oklahoma, and organizer for the National American Woman Suffrage Association. She was also active in suffrage campaigns in Oregon and Ohio. Boyer was married to Alvah H. Boyer and had one son, Richard Porter Boyer, born in 1885. For additional biographical information, see Woman's Who's Who of America, 1914-1915 (New York: American Commonwealth Co., 1914).

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These papers of Ida Porter Boyer fill one folder of the Woman's Rights Collection, which was given to Radcliffe College in August 1943 and formed the nucleus of the Women's Archives, later the Schlesinger Library. The material in this folder was prepared for microfilming in May 1989 by Janet Hayashi. It was microfilmed as part of a Schlesinger Library/University Publications of America project.

Related Material:

This material forms part of the Schlesinger Library's Woman's rights collection, 1853-1958 (WRC).

Boyer, Ida Porter, 1859-1952. Papers of Ida Porter Boyer in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1853-1940: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

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