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COLLECTION Identifier: WRC 1092; M-133, reel D3

Records of the Cambridge Public School Association in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1915-1916

Flyers, form letter to members, and invitation of the Cambridge Public School Association, an organization that encouraged women to register and vote. These records are part of the Woman's Rights Collection.

Dates

  • 1915-1916

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Originals closed; use microfilm, M-133, reel D3

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the records created by the Cambridge Public School Association as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Records may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Extent

1 folders

HISTORY

In 1915 the Cambridge (Massachusetts) Public School Association (CPSA) encouraged women to register and to vote in both the February primaries and December general election for school committee. Working with the Women's Campaign Committee, the Cambridge Public School Association endorsed a slate for the general election that included two women, Florence Lee Whitman (incumbent) and Mary H. Winslow. Both groups believed that the recently expanded school committee should include at least two women; it had previously included only one. The Women's Campaign Committee continued the drive to register women voters for school committee elections the following year.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These papers of the Cambridge Public School Association 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 January 1990 by Kim Brookes. 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).
Title
Cambridge Public School Association. Records of the Cambridge Public School Association in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1915-1916: A Finding Aid
Author
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
EAD ID
sch01015

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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