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COLLECTION Identifier: WRC 1057-1058; M-133, reel E35

Papers of Harriet Taylor Upton in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1917-1925


Biographical sketches, clippings, correspondence, etc., of Harriet Taylor Upton, suffragist and Republican Party activist. These papers are part of the Woman's Rights Collection.


  • 1917-1925

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:


Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Harriet Taylor Upton 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 biographical sketches, clippings, correspondence, conference program, etc.


Harriet Taylor Upton was born in Ravenna, Ohio. Upon her father's election to Congress in 1880, she moved to Washington, where she developed a close acquaintance with national Republican leaders and came in contact with leading suffragists. In 1890 Upton joined the National American Woman Suffrage Association, serving as treasurer from 1894 to 1910. In addition, she was president of the Ohio Woman Suffrage Association (1899-1908 and 1911-1920), and edited Progress, a monthly suffrage paper (1902-1910). After the passage of the 19th Amendment, Upton was vice-chairman of the Republican National Committee for four years. She retired from public life in 1931. For further biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (Cambridge, Mass., 1971).

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These papers of Harriet Taylor Upton 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 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).

Upton, Harriet Taylor. Papers of Harriet Taylor Upton in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1917-1925: 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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