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COLLECTION Identifier: M-133, reel D29; WRC 648

Papers of Lucia True Ames Mead in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1870-1921


List of presidents of the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association, pamphlet, skit by Lucia True Ames Mead, pacifist and suffragist. These papers are part of the Woman's Rights Collection.


  • 1870-1921

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:


Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Lucia True Ames Mead 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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Collection includes a pamphlet and a skit by Lucia True Ames Mead, and a list of presidents of the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association.


Lucia True (Ames) Mead, pacifist and suffragist, was born Lucy Jane Ames in Boscawen, New Hampshire, in 1856. After a childhood in Chicago, she moved to Boston at the age of 14. In 1898 she married Edwin Doak Mead, editor of New England Magazine, pacifist, and advocate of woman's rights.

Mead devoted much of her life to social reform. She served as president of the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association (1903-1909) and supported many other organizations, including the Women's Municipal League, the Women's Educational and Industrial Union (Boston), the Consumers' League, the NAACP, and the American Civil Liberties Union. An ardent pacifist, Mead was vice president of the National Council for the Prevention of War, a director of the American Peace Society, and secretary of the American committee of the League for Permanent Peace. Mead died in 1936.

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 Lucia True (Ames) Mead 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 July 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).
Mead, Lucia True Ames, 1856-1936. Papers of Lucia True Ames Mead in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1870-1921: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

Repository Details

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