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COLLECTION Identifier: M-133, reel B1; WRC 79-79a

Papers of Mary Garrett Hay in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1918-1923


Correspondence, biographical sketches, etc., of Mary Garrett Hay, suffragist. These papers are part of the Woman's Rights Collection.


  • 1918-1923

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Originals closed; use microfilm, M-133, reel B1.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Mary Garrett Hay 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.


2 folders

Collection includes correspondence, biographical sketches, and a photograph of Mary Garrett Hay.


Mary Garrett Hay was an active suffragist who worked closely with Carrie Chapman Catt, as well as a temperance reformer and Republican Party leader. She was prominent in the National American Woman Suffrage Association, president of the New York Equal Suffrage League (1910-1918) and of the New York City Woman Suffrage Party (1912-1918), and chairman of the Republican Women's National Executive Committee (1919-1920) and of the New York City League of Women Voters (1918-1923). For additional biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (Cambridge, Mass., 1971), which includes a list of additional sources.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These papers of Mary Garrett Hay fill two folders 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 these folders was prepared for microfilming in April 1989 by Jane Ward. 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).

Hay, Mary Garrett, 1857-1928. Papers of Mary Garrett Hay in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1918-1923: 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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