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Finding Aid of the Amy C. Ransome collection on Women's Suffrage

Finding aid prepared by Katie Richardson, June 2010

The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid was funded by the generous support of the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Ransome, Amy Cordoba Rock, 1872-1942
Title
Amy C. Ransome collection on Women's Suffrage
Collection no.
0001
Date [inclusive]
1884-1949
Extent
3.38 Linear feet, 7 boxes
Language
English
Abstract
The Amy C. Ransome collection contains material related to women's suffrage from 1884-1949. There is a large amount of correspondence and printed material connected with Sarah Ware Whitney, editor of the Women's Standard in Waterloo, Iowa. In addition, there is correspondence and organizational material from the Iowa Equal Suffrage Association and other state organizations; equal rights and temperance pamphlets, ca. 1890-1900; World Woman's Party correspondence and clippings, ca. 1940; and National Suffrage Bulletins, 1897-1901.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Amy C. Ransome collection on Women's Suffrage, Collection no. 0001, Regional History Collections, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Biographical note

Amy Cordoba Rock Ransome (1872-1942) was a well-known suffragist and leader in the National Woman's Party who spent much of her life promoting equal rights for women. Ransome was born in Cordoba, Argentina (the inspiration for her middle name) where her father, Miles Rock, was working at the newly-established Argentine National Observatory. She spent most of her childhood in Washington, D.C. where her parents were well established members of that city's scientific community. They encouraged their two children, ACR (as she was known to family and friends) and her brother Alfred Mayer Rock, to pursue educational opportunities and political activism. ACR attended Bryn Mawr (BA '93), the University of Heidelberg (Chemistry MA '96), and the University of Berlin ('96-7, Ph.D. studies in Chemistry cut short by international friction with Germany over the Spanish-American War). When Ransome returned to Washington, she left her chemistry career behind and shifted her studies to geology. While working as an assistant at the USGS in D.C., she met her future husband, Frederick Leslie Ransome (FLR to family and friends), whom she married in 1899. FLR was a well-known American geologist who helped found the journal Economic Geology in 1905 and was associate editor of the Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences. Together, they had four children, Janet, Susan, Violet, and Alfred. Both before and after her marriage, Ransome was actively involved in politics and lobbying for progressive women's causes. When she married, she left civil service to raise her family, but she continued her political activities.

In the 1920s and 1930s, as FLR's teaching career took them to Princeton, Tucson and Pasadena, the Ransomes kept their Washington residence. The house in D.C. allowed FLR to continue working as a consultant for the USGS and to participate in the national scientific community. It also gave Ransome a base from which she could further her political work. Ransome maintained the house in Washington after FLR died in 1935 and regularly traveled between California and D.C. to continue her lobbying activities.

When FLR accepted a position at Cal Tech, ACR turned her considerable political skills and expertise to work at the grassroots level in her new place of residence, Pasadena. Since she already had extensive experience and a network of friends who were active on the national level, such as Alice Paul, the relocation to Pasadena made Ransome an obvious candidate for the position of Western Regional Chairman for the National Woman's Party. She also served as Treasurer for the World Woman's Party and Chairman for the American Association of University Women.

One of the highlights of Ransome's career occurred in 1937 when Alice Paul, the Head of the National Woman's Party, asked her to attend the 37th annual assembly of the League of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. This assembly was of historical significance because it was the first time in history where women from around the world met to discuss women's suffrage on a worldwide level and propose various amendments to address the inequalities that existed. One amendment provided for universal suffrage, another stated that there shall be no distinction based on sex in law and practice regarding nationality, a third guaranteed equal rights to men and women in all fields, and a fourth provided that men and women shall both be members with full voting powers of all delegations to the Council and Assembly of the League and to all conferences under auspices of the League. In addition to the amendments, the league appointed a committee to make an extensive study on the status of women throughout the world. The report of the committee's findings would be returned within a two year period, and Ransome was responsible for lobbying within Latin America.

Amy Ransome died suddenly on August 13, 1942.

[Much of this information is courtesy of Ransome's great-grandson, David H. Grace.]

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Scope and Content

The Amy C. Ransome collection on Women's Suffrage includes correspondence, clippings, bulletins, photographs, and articles related to women's suffrage from 1884-1949. There is a large amount of correspondence and printed material connected with Sarah Ware Whitney, editor of the Women's Standard in Waterloo, Iowa. In addition, there is correspondence and organizational material from the Iowa Equal Suffrage Association and other state organizations; equal rights and temperance pamphlets, ca. 1890-1900; World Woman's Party correspondence and clippings, ca. 1940; and National Suffrage Bulletins, 1897-1901.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
June 2010
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access. Consult finding aid for additional information.

Conditions Governing Use

The collection contains published articles; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed by publishers on reusing their articles and parts of books. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers when reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Acquisition

The Amy C. Ransome Collection was donated to USC by Una R. Winter, former Director of the Susan B. Anthony Memorial Committee. The collection was given to USC in 1948-1949. Other relevant collections were added to this one including the personal papers of Harriet Howe and the biographies of Elizabeth and William Kent.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

Alice Paul Papers, 1785-1985, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America Radcliffe College, MC 399.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Iowa Equal Suffrage Association. -- Archives
  • National Woman's Party. -- Archives
  • World Woman's Party. -- Archives

Genre(s)

  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts
  • Pamphlets

Personal Name(s)

  • Anthony, Susan B., (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906 -- Archives
  • Callanan, Martha C. -- Archives
  • Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947 -- Archives
  • Paul, Alice, 1885-1977 -- Archives
  • Ransome, Amy Cordoba Rock, 1872-1942 -- Archives
  • Whitney, Sarah Ware -- Correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Feminists--United States--Archival resources
  • Suffragists--United State--Biography--Archival resources
  • Women political activists--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
  • Women--Suffrage--United States--Archival resources
  • Women--United States--History--19th century-_Archival resources
  • Women--United States--History--20th century--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Photographs [before 1940] 

Scope and Content

Photographs series is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Box
1
Box Folder

 Anthony, Susan B. and Anna Howard Shaw [before 1906] 

1 107

 Pictures of World Woman's Party Headquarters undated 

1 108

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Series 2:  Printed Materials 1884-1948 

Scope and Contents note

Printed Materials is the largest series and it is divided into 7 subseries. 1. Woman's Standard 2. Information Bulletins and Newsletters 3. Leaflets, Pamphlets, Publications, and Magazines 4. Clippings 5. Manuscripts 6. Announcements, Flyers, and Press Releases 7. Miscellaneous . Within each subseries the materials are arranged in alphabetical order by folder title.

 Woman's Standard 

Scope and Content

The Woman's Standard was a United States suffragist paper based out of Iowa. It was founded by Martha Callanan in 1886 and it was a publication of the Iowa State Women's Suffrage Association. The paper published articles by both women and men who wrote in and reported about equality and suffrage. Items that can be found in this series include financial records relating to the groups operations, a copy of meeting minutes, and a membership roster.

Box Folder

 Copy of Minutes of Executive Comittee Meeting 1899 February 13 

1 109

 Financial Statements 1899 

1 110-120

 Financial Statement and Annual Report 1899-1900 

1 121

 Financial Statements 1900-1902 

1 122-136

 Financial Statements 1902-1909 

2 1-35

 Financial Statement undated 

2 36

 Financial Statement undated 

2 37

 Membership List Addendums undated 

2 38

 Miscellaneous Documents undated 

2 39-41

 Petition to the General Assembly of the State of Iowa undated 

2 42

 Receipt Book undated 

2 43

 Roster of County and Local Clubs of the Iowa Equal Suffrage Assoc. 1897-1898 

2 44

 Woman's Standard cancellation of subscription undated 

2 45

 Information Bulletins and Newsletters 

Box
2
Box Folder

 Information Bulletin: Equality for Women at Meeting of League of Nations Committee on "Status of Women" 1939 July 22 

2 46

 Information Bulletin: "Equality for Women at the Annual Conference of International Labor Organization" 1939 June 6-28 

2 47

 Information Bulletin: National Suffrage Bulletin-Newsletter 1897-1901 

2 48-49

 Information Bulletin: "World Women's Party Asks that Women be Seated at Paris Peace Conference 1946 

2 50

 Newsletter: McKenzie,Charles. A Plea for Equal Suffrage undated 

2 51

 Newsletter no.4-49 Iowa Equal Suffrage Association Anti-suffrage by Laura Brown Smith undated 

Scope and Contents note

Scope and Contents note

11: Smith,Laura Brown. Anti Suffrage no.4

12: Rice,C.M. A Necessity. no.5

13: Goodwin, Clara S. Equal Suffrage, Pro & Con. no. 11

14: Frisbie, A.L. Equal Suffrage- Woman's Protection. no.13 15: Satterlee, Anna E. Woman's Equality in War. no.14

16: Keith,L.E. If Women Had the Ballot. no.15

17: Preston,C.H. Equal Suffrage Views. no.17

18: Hallam, Julia Clark. Iowa Women and the War. no.18

19: Smith,S.F. Women Are Equal to Men in All Things. no.21

20: Lorimer, Ella D. Benefits Arising From Woman Suffrage. no.22

21: Mann, Horace. The Growth of the Equal Suffrage Cause. no.23

22: Kuntz, Emma. Woman Suffrage. no.24

23: Satterlee, Anna E.H. Women and the Elective Franchise. no.25

24: Oleny, Edith. Woman Suffrage: A National Necessity. no.26

25: Smith, Lura Brown. Do Women "Want" the Ballot?. no.28

26: Bailey,N.B. Time to Recognize Women. no.29

27: Whitney, Sarah. The Election Law for Women. no.32

28: Manning, Anna G. Hope for Equal Suffragists. no.34

29: Satterlee, Anna E.H. Reasons for Thankfulness. no.35

30: Goodwin, Minnie A. Evolution of Progress. no.36

31: Murray, Bessie. Looking Forward. no.37

32: Satterlee, Anna E.H. Another Victory. no.39

33: Coggeshall, Mary J. Des Moines Distinguished Visitors. no.40

34: Jenkins, May. A Mother's Right. no.41

35: Satterlee, Anna E.H. Scraps for Encouragement. no.42

36: Duffy, M.D. Is This a Government of the People? no.43

37: Satterlee, Anna E.H. Iowa Conspicuous. no.44

38: Wakefield, George W. All Alleged Fallacy. no.45

39: Taylor, Ina Light. A Great National Convention. no.46

40: Preston, Ruth Irish. Two Prominent Women of Davenport Tell Why They Want to Vote. no.47

41: Satterlee, Anna E.H. Prof. Peak of Columbia Univ. Tells of Man's Prerogative. no.48

42: Satterlee, Anna E.H. Items of Interest. no.49

2 52-83

 Newsletter: Political Equality Series 1896-1900 

2 84

 Leaflets, Pamphlets, Publications, and Magazines 

Box Folder

 American Purity Alliance 21st Annual Report 1895-1897 

2 85

 An Appeal to Voters by the Men League Opposed to Suffrage Extension undated 

2 86

 An Editor's opinion of Woman Suffrage undated 

2 87

 "The Ballot and the Bullet" 1897 December 

Scope and Contents note

Comp. by Cartt, Carrie Chapman from the Political Science Study Series, v.3, no.3 1897

2 88

 "Beautiful Gazelle: A Modern Fable" by Homer Fort and the Men's League of Los Angeles undated 

2 89

 Bible and Church Degrade Women undated 

Scope and Contents note

Pamphlet by Stanton, Elizabeth Cady.

2 90

 California Woman Suffrage Convention Song Leaflet undated 

2 91

 "Catalogue and Price List of Suffrage Literature" undated 

2 92

 Christian Temperance Union undated 

3 1

 Circular by Mary J. Coggeshall and Margaret W.Campbell undated 

3 2

 Closing of the World Woman's Party Headquarters (Death of Amy Ransome) 1942 

3 3

 Constitution and by-laws of the California Woman Suffrage Assocation 1902 

3 4

 Constitution of Local Associations Auxiliary to National American Suffrage Association undated 

3 5

 The Debate in the Senate 1893-1894 

Scope and Contents note

By Flint, C. Holt.

3 6

 "Do you know?" by Carrie Chapman Catt undated 

3 7

 "Extra Session of the California Legislature" 1896 September 

Scope and Contents note

From the Political Science Study Series, v.2, no.2 1896

3 8

 General Federation of Women's Clubs Mary Stewart's collect undated 

3 9

 "The Housekeeper and the Ballot" by Maud Nathan 1908 

3 10

 Iowa Woman Suffrage Association Session 1898 

Scope and Contents note

Iowa Legislature

3 11

 Legal Status of Women by Jessie J. Cassidy 1897 March 

3 12

 A Letter on Women's Suffrage From One Woman to Another 1894 

3 13

 "Manual for Political Equality Clubs" 1848 

Scope and Contents note

Comp. by Howland, Isabel and Mills, Harriet May 1896

3 14

 "Measuring Up Equal Suffrage" undated 

Scope and Contents note

Comp. by Creel, George and Lindsey, Ben B. 1896

3 15

 National Council of Women of the United States undated 

3 16

 "Perhaps" by Carrie Chapman Catt undated 

3 17

 "Political Equality for Women" by Waldo M. York 1910 December 13 

3 18

 The Relation of the Sexes from a Scientific Standpoint by Julia Clark Hallam 1895 

3 19

 Several Drafts of the Constitution of the Iowa Equal Suffrage Assoc. 1885 November 20 

3 20

 " She's Nothing But a Woman" by Rev. L.E. Keith 1897 December 

Scope and Contents note

Magazine article by Keith, L.E. from The Coming Kingdom. v.1,no.4 1897

3 21

 Some Catholic Opinions undated 

3 22

 Southern California White Ribbon Publication 1906-1909 

3 23

 Specimen Pages of Female Filosophy Fished Out and Fried by Feelix Feeler undated 

Scope and Contents note

Pamphlet by Keith, L.E.

3 24

 "Susan B. Anthony, Feb. 15, 1820 - Feb. 15, 1904" 1904 

Scope and Contents note

Compiled by Upton, Harriet Taylor and Hauser, Elizabeth J.1904

3 25

 Testimonials from prominent persons concerning the operation of Woman Suffrage in Wyoming, Colorado and Utah undated 

3 26

 Twenty-eighth General Assembly of Iowa Roster 1900 

3 27

 Undesirable Woman Voter undated 

3 28

 Union Handbills Gospel series no. 1, 46, 47, 49, 51 undated 

3 29

 "Vote Against Woman's Suffrage Why Women Should Not Be Given The Vote" by Hon. Geo. S. Patton 1911 September 

3 30

 Votes for Women don't fail to vote yes on the suffrage amendment on October 10 undated 

3 31

 "What Are the Disasters?" by Clara Ecbert Cobb undated 

3 32

 "Why Wage-Earning Women Should Vote" by Maud Younger undated 

3 33

 "Why Women Should Have the Privilege and the Responsibility of the Ballot" by Seward Adams Simons 1911 March 

3 34

 Woman and Labor by Olive Schreiner undated 

3 35

 The Woman's Bible pt.1 & pt.2 1898 

Scope and Contents note

Pamphlet

3 36-37

 The Women's Bulletin 1912-1913 

4 1

 "Women in Law" by Lewis W. Ross 1887 

4 2

 Woman Suffrage in Practice undated 

4 3

 Woman Suffrage Leaflet, v.1, no.4-v4,no.1 1888-1891 

Scope and Contents note

27-A:Stone, Lucy. A Woman Suffrage Catechism [v.1, no.4-Sept. 1888]

27-B:Willard, Frances E. The Ballot for the Home [v.1, no.5-Oct. 1888]

27-C:Hoar,Geo[rge]F. Woman's Co-operation Essential to Pure Politics [v.1, no.17-Nov. 1888]

27-D:Harrah, C.C. Jesus Christ the Emancipator of Women [v.1, no.8-Nov. 1888]

27-E:Long, John D. No Distinction of Sex in the Right to Vote

27-F:Curtis ,George William. Equal Rights for Women [v.2, no.12-Jan. 1889]

27-G:Clarke, James Freeman. Woman Suffrage [v.2, no.14-Feb. 1889]

27-H:Bowditch, William I. How Long Shall We Rob and Enslave Women [v.2, no.16-March 1889]

27-I:Wendell Phillips [v.2, no.17-April 1889]

27-J: Stone, Lucy. Questions for Remonstrants [v.2, no.18-April 1889]

27-K:Woman Suffrage in Wyoming [v.2, no.19-May 1889]

27-L:Higginson,Thomas Wentworth. The Nonsense of It [v.2, no.23-July 1889]

27-M:Schreiner, Olive . Three Dreams in a Desert [v.2, no.27-Sept. 1889]

27-N:The Elective Franchise [v.2, no.28-Sept. 1889]

27-O:Bashford, J.W. The Bible for Woman Suffrage [v.2, no.29-Oct. 1889]

27-P:Cheney, Ednah D. Municipal Suffrage for Women - No.2 [v.2, no.31-Nov. 1889]

27-Q:Song Leaflet: For Women Suffrage, W.C.T.U., and Other Reform Meetings [v.2, no.32-Nov. 1889]

27-R:Blackwell, Henry B. Woman Suffrage and Municipal Reform [v.2, no.33-Dec. 1889] 27-S:Blake, Lillie Devereaux. Woman's Rights Fables [v.2, no.34-Dec. 1889]

27-T:Beecher, Henry Ward. Woman Suffrage, Man's Rights [v.3, no.1-Jan. 1890]

27-U:Beecher, Henry Ward. Henry Ward Beecher on Suffrage [v.3, no.2-Jan. 1890]

27-V:Livermore,Mary A. Mrs. Livermore on Equal Rights [v.3, no.6-May 1890]

27-W:Foulke, W[illiam]Dudley. Hon.Wm.Dudley on Equal Rights [v.3, no.7-May 1890]

27-X:Blackwell, Henry B. A Solution to the Southern Question [v.3, no.11-Oct. 1890] 27-Y:Wallace, Zerelda G. Mrs. Wallace on Equal Suffrage [v.3, no.12-Dec. 1890]

27-Z:Suggestions of a Line of Study For Woman Suffrage Leagues and Good Citizenship Clubs [v.4, no.1-Jan. 1891]

4 4

 Woman Suffrage Leaflet -v. are repetitive and not in sequence undated 

Scope and Contents note

28-A: Stone, Lucy. The Gains of Forty Years [v.4, no.2-Feb. 1891] 28-B: Blackwell, Emily. Women in Medicine [v.4, no.3-March 1891]

28-C: Hoar,George F. Women and the State [v.4, no.12-Dec 1891]

28-D: Gregg, David. Dr. Gregg on Equal Roghts [v.3, no.3-May 1892]

28-E: Curtis, George William. Fair Play for Women [v.5, no.5-Sept 1892]

28-F: Blackwell, Henry B. How to win Woman Suffrage [v.5, no.6-Nov 1892]

28-G: Eminent Opinions on Woman Suffrage [v.6, no.1-Jan. 1893]

28-H: Young, Virginia D. The Star in the West [v.6, no.1-Jan. 1893]

28-I: Wyoming House of Representatives .Wyoming Speaks for Herself [v.6, no.3-May 1893]

28-J: Blackwell,Alice Stone. Twelve Reasons Why Women Want to Vote [v.6, no.4-July 1893]

28-K: Keyser,Harriette A. The Value of Working Women to the State [v.6, no.4-July 1893]

28-L: Blackwell,Alice Stone. Lucy Stone [v.6, no.5-Sept. 1893]

28-M: Turner, Eliza Sproat . Some Plain Words on a Forbidden Subject [v.6, no.5-Oct. 1894]

28-N: Blackwell,Alice Stone. The Military Argument [v.7, no.4-July 1895]

28-O: Adams, Mabel E. Will the Home Suffer [v.5, no.1-Jan. 1896]

28-P: Blackwell,Henry B. Objections to Woman Suffrage Answered [v.5, no.2-March 1896]

28-Q: Conyngton, Kathrine. Why Women Should Have the Ballot [v.5, no.4-July 1896]

28-R: Ecob,Helen G. The Test of Woman Suffrage in Colorado [v.5, no.5-Sept. 1896]

28-T: Colorado Speaks for Herself [v.6, no.1-Jan. 1897]

28-U: Woman Suffrage Songs [v.6, no.2-Feb 1897]

28-V: Blackwell, Henry B. Woman Suffrage and Municipal Reform [v.6, no.3-May 1897]

28-W: Blackwell, Alice Stone. Falsehoods About Wyoming [v.6, no.3-May 1897]

28-X: More Testimony from Colorado [v.6, no.4-July 1897]

28-Y: The Opposition of Women [v.6, no.5-Sept. 1897]

28-Z: Clarkson, James S. How Women Voted in Colorado [v.6, no.6-Dec. 1894]

28-AA: Willard,Frances E. The Ballot for the Home [v.7, no.2-March 1898]

4 5

 Woman suffrage publicity material from various states 1891-1898 

4 6

 Women's Suffrage- Unnatural and Inexpedient 1894 

Scope and Contents note

Pamphlet by Frothingham, O.B. et al.

4 7

 Woman's Wages 1888 1888 

Scope and Contents note

Pamphlet by Waugh, Catherine G.

4 8

 "Women Under California Law" by Alice L. Park undated 

4 9

 Women Who Want To Vote undated 

4 10

 Clippings 

Box Folder

 Anthony, Susan B. undated 

4 11

 Catt, Carrie Chapman 1930-1933 

4 12

 Clippings of Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland 1938 

4 13

 Clippings about the Formation of the World Woman's Party 1938 October 10 

Scope and Contents note

From Christian Science Monitor and Washington Post 1938

4 14

 "Equal Rights Championed" by World Women's Party 1940 February 12 

Scope and Contents note

From New York Herald Tribune 1940

4 15

 Galli-Curci, Amelita undated 

4 16

 Geneva Convention - from the New York Herald Tribune, Paris 1939 

4 17

 Hultin, Ida C. undated 

4 18

 Miller, Elizabeth Smith undated 

4 19

 Miscellaneous Clipping Scrapbook 1898 

4 20

 Moore, Henrietta G. undated 

4 21

 Morrow, M. Lena undated 

4 22

 Muscantine Journal Supplement: Iowa saloons wrecked 1893 May 11 

4 23

 "National Women's Party Launches World-Wide Campaign to Hold Gains" 1939 February 4 

Scope and Contents note

From St. Paul Dispatch 1939

4 24

 Newspaper and magazine clippings undated 

4 25

 Political Equality Essential to the True Republic undated 

Scope and Contents note

From Woman's Standard

4 26

 Prohibition undated 

4 27

 Publications for or against womens suffrage by misc. publications undated 

4 28

 Ransome Clippings undated 

4 29

 Regarding Iowa Suffrage undated 

4 30

 Shaw, Anna H. undated 

4 31

 Suffrage Newspaper Clippings undated 

5 1

 Untitled tract on Woman's Suffrage and Bible undated 

5 2

 Whitty, May clippings 1944 April 23 

5 3

 "World Women's Party Offices House Refugees" 1940 June 18 

Scope and Contents note

Form the Washington Post 1940

5 4

 "Women to Ask Larger Role in Planning World Peace" 1946 August 13 

Scope and Contents note

From Christian Science Monitor 1946

5 5

 "Women Win at Bogota" 1948 

Scope and Contents note

From Equal Rights 1948

5 6

 Manuscripts 

Box
5
Box Folder

 Adieux with clipping by Martha C. Callanan undated 

5 7

 First draft of Equality by J.O. Stevenson undated 

5 8

 Iowa Equal Suffrage Association Draft of its Constitution undated 

5 9

 Typescript: From a Man's Standpoint by D.C. Eldredge 1899 March 4 

5 10

 Notes on articles and subscription details for the woman's standard undated 

5 11

 Speech delivered at woman's suffrage convention in Iowa undated 

5 12

 Miscellaneous 

Box
5
Map-case
8
Box Folder

 Biography of William and Elizabeth Kent 1949 February 23 

Scope and Contents note

1. Biography of Elizabeth T. Kent 2. Biography of William Kent

5 13

 The Least I Can Do undated 

Scope and Contents note

Flyer to receive signatures for enfranchisement for women.

5 14

 Reorganization of the World Women's Party 1946 

Scope and Contents note

Reorganization of the World Women's Party 1946 with call for women to be included at the Peace Conference and Peace Treaties to provide for the equality of rights for men and women

5 15
Box

 Roundels undated   4 items

Scope and Contents note

Carrie Chapman Catt, Lucy Stone, Lucretia Mott, 1 unidentified woman

7
Box Folder

 Supporting Societies of the Women's World Party 1939 

Scope and Contents note

Supporting Societies of the Women's World Party 1939 with Name, Country, and Date of Joining

5 16

 Miscellaneous Suffrage Items undated 

Scope and Contents note

1. Invitation to the Private Exhibition of Mrs. A.L. Hulbert and Miss L.J. Hulbert February 2-3

2. Flyers: "Votes for Women," "Wed. & Thurs."

3. Political Equality Club invitations for July 20, 1898

4. One Dollar Merry Go Round collecting dimes for the Iowa suffrage campaign, Yellow Marshal ribbons, Susan B. Anthony portrait paper silver heart, "Political Equality" ribbon, small American flag

5. The School Journal subscription scratched out written in "Womens Journal" and "50 cents enclosed"

6. Small printed sketch of the Birthplace of Dorothea Dix.

7. An Equality Wedding invitation

5 17

 Miscellaneous Suffrage Pamphlets and Leaflets undated 

Scope and Contents note

1. Dept. of Study in Political Science from National American Woman Suffrage Association "Prospectus 2"

2. Leaflets: "Equal Suffrage in Practice"

3. Leaflet: Objections Answered by Alice Stone Blackwell

4. National Council of Women of the United States "Programme for the Public Sessions for the Annual Executive Meeting" October 24-29, 1898

5. Flyer: Outline of Four Talks on the Equal Rights Amendment and Methods of Work to Attain it by Helena Hill Weed

6. Petition for California to adopt 8th Constitutional Amendment giving women full suffrage

7. "Library Collections about Women" list by the Susan B. Anthony Memorial Committee of California July 30, 1947

5 18

 Miscellany undated 

Scope and Contents note

1. Leaflet: Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men, Churchianity and War vs. Christianity and Peace, A Sermon delivered by Rev. I. F. Tanner

2. Leaflet: Lesson Papers on Parliamentary Law, for Class Recitation by Mrs. Jenny Bland Beauchamp

2. Leaflet: America's Opportunity, What the American Neutral Conference Committee Stands For by the California Branch of American Neutral Conference Committee

3. Flyer: Reform Library by J.F. Rhoads, advertisement of books for sale by subject: "Works of Fiction Dealing with Living Issues", "Social, Industrial, Financial, Land, Tariff, Etc.", "Chastity, Sexual Science, Marriage, Etc.", "Hygiene, Vegetarianism, Temperence, Etc.", "Woman's Rights", "Tracts", "Periodicals"

4. A Trumpet Blast, Municipal Reform Strongly Put by Rev. J.H. Ecob, Church People Blamed for Bad City Government- How Much Applies to Our Iowa Cities?

5 19

 Suffrage Stationary and Calendars undated 

Scope and Contents note

1. Suffrage Calendar 1897 featuring photos and quotes of Susan B. Anthony, Wendell Phillips, Lucretia Mott, John Greenleaf Whittier, Lucy Stone, Henry B. Blackwell, Julia Ward Howe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, William Lloyd Garrison, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, George William Curtis

2. Votes for Women Ryte-Me Postcard Calendar 1914 edited by Dr. Anna Howard Shaw containing twelve reasons why women should have the right to vote, 12 Votes for Women Ryte-Me Postcards

3. 2 sets "Citizen Suffrage League of Pasadena Cal." letter head with envelopes "Women Vote in 28 States for Local or School Officers, Women Vote for President in Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Washington, Why not in California?"

5 20

 Temperance 1895 

Scope and Contents note

Petition to cease sale of intoxicating liquors in Black Hawk County, Iowa

5 21
Map-case Drawer

 Woman suffrage posters undated   6 posters

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 Announcements, Flyers, and Press Releases 

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 Advertisement for Susan B. Anthony Memorial, Inc. 1945 

5 22

 Advertisement for the book, Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony by Ida Husted Harper undated 

5 23

 Announcement First of the Formation of World Woman's Party 1938 December 20 

Scope and Contents note

First Announcement of the Formation of World Women's Party 1938.

5 24

 Announcement for the Publication of a Series of Suffrage articles by the I.E.S.A undated 

5 25

 Announcement from the Political Equality League of Los Angeles reminding Americans to vote on 1911 

5 26

 Announcement General Resolutions Passed at the Late I.E.S.A Convention undated 

5 27

 Announcement of the Iowa Equal Suffrage Medal Contest Bureau 1899 

5 28

 Announcement of the publication of "The Women's Journal" 1910 June 23 

5 29

 "Announcement of Third Year's Work in the Course of Study in Political Science" 1897 June 

Scope and Contents note

From the Political Science Study Series, v.3, no.1 1897

5 30

 Announcement of the 31st Annual Convention of the National Woman's Suffrage Association 1899 

5 31

 Announcement for County Woman Suffrage Conference 1898 April 27-28 

5 32

 Flyer: [Author Unknown]. Age of Consent undated 

5 33

 Flyer: [Author Unknown]. How to Carry Iowa undated 

5 34

 Flyer: Constitution and Officers of the National Woman's Suffrage Organization 1881-1882 

5 35

 Flyer: The I.E.S.A. Convention Supplement undated 

5 36

 Flyer: IESA Convention Supp.,1904 1904 September 13 

5 37

 Flyer: Members of 27th General Assembly undated 

Scope and Contents note

Roster of Members of 27th General Assembly

5 38

 Flyer: Plan of Work Statement for the Iowa Woman Suffrage Assoc. 1885 

5 39

 Flyer: "Political Equality" by H. Everett undated 

5 40

 Flyer "Read this card, act upon its suggestions and pass it on..." undated 

5 41

 Flyer: Report by the Committee on Plan of Work 1899 

5 42

 Press Release: "About the National Assembly" by Rachel Avery Foster undated 

5 43

 Press Release: Deputation to the President of the ILO Conference and to the Director of the ILO, in support of Equality for Women under the ILO 1939 

5 44

 Press Release: Railroad Rates by Mary G. Hay undated 

5 45

 Press Release from the I.E.S.A. "The Chicago Chronicle..." I.E.S.A. Newsletter #21 undated 

5 46

 Press Release from the I.E.S.A. Consent of the Governed By Ina Light Taylor undated 

5 47

 Press Release from the I.E.S.A. Richey, Clara M. An Equal Wage for Equal Work. undated 

5 48

 Press Release from the I.E.S.A. In Dewey's Defense by "A. Cipher undated 

5 49

 Press Release from the I.E.S.A. In the Public Eye by Frank Stuenenburg undated 

5 50

 Press Release from the I.E.S.A. Ladies vs. the Police / Lessons of the Election undated 

5 51

 Press Release from the I.E.S.A. Last Issue of the Woman's Journal Announcement undated 

5 52

 Press Release from the I.E.S.A. The Limitations of Woman's Usefulness by Mrs. Clarence Burns undated 

5 53

 Press Release from the I.E.S.A. Oregon Women Hope to Vote by Abigail Scott Duniway undated 

5 54

 Press Release from the I.E.S.A. The Same Story by Anna E. H. Saterlee undated 

5 55

 Press Release from the I.E.S.A. Griswold, Luella. Something in Common undated 

5 56

 Press Release from the I.E.S.A. The Women Did It by Ina Light Taylor undated 

5 57

 Press Release from the I.E.S.A. Woman Suffrage Defeated in Oregon by Ina Light Taylor undated 

5 58

 Program: Amy Ransome's Memorial Service 1942 

5 59

 Program: Annual Convention California Woman Suffrage Association 1904 

5 60

 Programs: Citizens' suffrage league of Pasadena, California-songs undated 

5 61

 Programs for the Annual Mtgs. of the Iowa Equal Suffrage Assoc., 25th Annual Mtg.-36th 1897-1907 

5 62

 Program for the 18th Annual Washington Convention of the National Woman's Suffrage Association 1886 

5 63

 Program for the 29th Convention of the National American Woman's Suffrage Organization 1897 

5 64

 Program: Proceedings of the 16 Annual Convention of the National American Women Suffrage Assoc. 1884 March 4-7 

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 Program: Proceedings of the 27 Annual Convention of the National American Women Suffrage Assoc. 1895 February 5 

6 2

 Program: Proceedings of the 28 Annual Convention of the National American Women Suffrage Assoc. 1896 January 23-28 

6 3

 Program: Proceedings of the 29 Annual Convention of the National American Women Suffrage Assoc. 1897 January 26-29 

6 4

 Program: Proceedings of the 30 Annual Convention of the National American Women Suffrage Assoc. 1898 February 13-19 

6 5

 Program: Woman's Parliament of Southern California 15th annual session 1906 October 9-10 

6 6

 Program: Woman's Parliament of Southern California 16th annual session 1907 October 1-2 

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Series 3:  Correspondence 1886-1949 

Scope and Content

The Correspondence series is arranged alphabetically by author. A number of letters are from leading women's rights advocates such as Alice Paul, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Martha C. Callanan, and editor of the Woman's Standard, Sarah Whitney. There are also a number of letters from the Iowa Equal Suffrage Association.

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 Ayers, Lillie B. to Iowa Equal Suffrage Association 1899 February 13 

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 Bacon, Mrs. Harriet B. to The Woman's Standard 1899 April 6 

1 2

 Baker, Ida Agnes to Editor [Woman's Standard] undated 

1 3

 Baker, Ida Agnes to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah undated 

1 4

 Ballard, Adelaid to Editor [Woman's Standard] 1899 March 25 

1 5

 [Ballard, Adelaid] to Editor [Woman's Standard] 1899 April 1 

1 6

 Ballard, Adelaid to Editor [Woman's Standard] 1899 April 14 

1 7

 Ballard, Adelaide to President 1898 May 17 

1 8

 Beale, Olive (for Alice Paul) to Una Winter 1939 March 29 

Scope and Contents note

Includes Treaty on "Regulations of Contracts of Indigenous Workers" 1939

1 9

 Beale, Olive to Una R. Winter 1939 April 12 

Scope and Contents note

Re: Membership Confirmation 1939

1 10

 Beale, Olive (for Alice Paul) to Una R. Winter 1939-1940 

Scope and Contents note

Supporting Societies of the World Women's Party - 3 letters 1939/1940

1 11

 Beedy, Helen Coffin (from the National Dorothea Dix Memorial Association) to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W. 1900 December 11 

1 12

 Belden, Evelyn H. (Iowa Equal Suffrage Association) to Whitney, Sarah W. 1898 December 15 

1 13

 Bloomer, Amelia to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W. 1886 February 19 

1 14

 Bowen-Merill Co. [Burns] to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W. 1899 February 25 

1 15

 Bronlettes, C. de to Editor of the Woman's Standard 1904 December 7 

1 16

 Brown, Mrs. L.A. to Editor, Woman's Standard 1899-1904 

1 17

 Callanan, James to Woman's Standard 1901 October 1 

1 18

 Callanan, James to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W. 1903 January 5 

1 19

 Callanan, James to Whitney, Sarah W. 1902 October 30 

1 20

 Callanan, James to Whitney, Sarah W. 1902 March 15 

1 21

 Callanan, James to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W. 1902 December 15 

1 22

 Callanan, James to Whiney, Mrs. Sarah W. 1902 December 28 

1 23

 Callanan, Martha C. to "Friend" 1886 August 4 

1 24

 Callanan, M[artha] C. to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W. 1899 March 22 

1 25

 Callanan, Martha C. to Whitney, Mrs. [Sarah W.] 1899 May 8 

1 26

 Callanan, Martha C. to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W. 1899 October 5 

1 27

 Campbell, Margaret W. to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W. 1898 March 14 

1 28

 Cassidy, Jessie to Friend 1897 June 18 

1 29

 Catt, Carrie Lane Chapman to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W. 1889-1898 

1 30

 Catt, Carrie Lane Chapman to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W. 1890s 

1 31

 Catt, Carrie Chapman to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W. 1901 January 3 

1 32

 Catt, Carrie Chapman to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W. 1901 December 3 

1 33

 Chapman, Carrie Lane to Sarah W. Whiteny 1891 October 14 

1 34

 Child, Mrs. L.L. to Whitney, Sarah W. 1899 April 2 

1 35

 Clarkson, James S. to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W. 1895 April 27 

1 36

 Coggeshule, M.J. to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W. undated 

1 37

 Craig, George M. to Sarah W. Whitney 1899 July 18 

1 38

 Elliot, Mrs. Fannie M. to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W. 1899 April 4 

1 39

 Flint, C.Noll[?] to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W. 1899 April 15 

1 40

 Harrison, Carrie to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W. 1899 March 24 

1 41

 Hayward, Abner to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah Ware 1902 January 10 

1 42

 J.H.B. to Whitney, Miss Margaret 1924 September 21 

1 43

 Keith, Rev. L.E. to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W. 1899 March 22 

1 44

 Kidder, Alice to Whitney, Sarah W. 1899 March 25 

1 45

 Kingman, J.W. to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W. 1899 April 15 

1 46

 Ladd, W.G. to Whitney, Sarah W. 1899 January 23 

1 47

 Lecompte, Hannah M. to Sisters of the Political Equality Club, Waterloo 1896 April 29 

1 48

 Lockwood, G.A. to Whitney, Sarah W. 1899 April 17 

1 49

 Lynch, Sarah J. to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W. 1899 March 17 

1 50

 Maskrey, Mrs. Florence to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W. 1899 March 20 

1 51

 McNutt, Louisa to Editor of Woman's Standard 1899 March 28 

1 52

 Mcurdy[?], J.E. to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W. 1899 February 20 

1 53

 Merriam, Frank F. to Whitney, Sarah W. 1899 March 9 

1 54

 Miller, Lola B. to Editor of Woman's Standard 1898-1899 

1 55

 Myers, Agnes to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W. 1899 April 4 

1 56

 Paul, Alice to May G. Schaefer 1940 February 15 

1 57

 Paul, Alice to Una R. Winter 1939 

Scope and Contents note

Re: Equality for Women and ILO (International Labor Conference) 2 letters 1939

1 58

 Pilner, W.D. to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W. 1896 March 19 

1 59

 Parson, Edith Payne to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W. undated 

1 60

 Ransome, Amy C. to Preston Hotchkiss, Caroline Lexow Babock, and Laura Berrien undated 

Scope and Contents note

Includes response

1 61

 Ransome, Amy to Sue Brobat 1938 June 22 

1 62

 Ransome, Amy to Una Winter 1939 November 2 

1 63

 Ransome, Amy to Winter, Mrs. Una R. 1940 January 5 

1 64

 Ransome, Amy C. to The California State National Woman's Party 1941 January 7 

1 65

 Ransome, Amy C. to Winter, Una R. 1940 June 21 

1 66

 [Ransome, Amy C. "Linnie" to Rowan, Miss M. 1927 August 28 

1 67

 Ransome, Amy C. to Kent, Mrs. 1941 April 

Scope and Contents note

Form letter about the Cailf. Equal Rights Amendment hearing 1941

1 68

 Ransome, Amy C. to [Unknown] 1941 September 

Scope and Contents note

Fragment 1941

1 69

 Ransome, Amy C. to Winter Una R. 1941 November 15 

1 70

 Ransome, Amy C. to Winter Una 1941 November 19 

1 71

 Ransome, Amy C. to "Friend" 1941 November 21 

Scope and Contents note

Form letter to many organizations 1941

1 72

 Reynolds, Helen M[?] to Whitney, Mrs. [Sarah W.] 1897 June 22 

1 73

 Richards, Siddie F. to Whitney, Mrs. [Sarah W.] 1901 

1 74

 Secretary [Unknown] to Editor Standard 1899 March 23 

1 75

 Sewall, May Wright to Whitney, Sarah W. 1899 January 19 

1 76

 Shaw, Anna H. to Whitney, Sarah Ware 1911 August 4 

1 77

 Sloan, J.P. to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W. 1897 March 28 

1 78

 Smith, Mrs. Bella E. to The Woman's Standard 1899 April 18 

1 79

 Spofford, Jane H. to Whitney, Mrs. [Sarah W.] 1900 September 

Scope and Contents note

Receipts enclosed - 1900

1 80

 Stack, Dr. Wickliffe to Voorhis, H. Jerry 1941 November 13 

1 81

 Stevenson, J.O. to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W. 1902 October 27 

1 82

 Stevenson, J.O. to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W 1901 April 30 

1 83

 Stevenson, J.O. to Whitney, Sarah W. 1903 December 8 

1 84

 Stevenson, J.O. to Whitney, Sarah W. "Friend" 1904 November 4 

1 85

 Stevenson, J.O. to Whitney, Sarah W. 1904 November 10 

1 86

 Stevenson, J.O. to Whitney, Sarah W. "Friend" 1906 November 6 

1 87

 Stevenson, J.O. to Whitney, Sarah W. 1907 October 12 

1 88

 Stevenson, J.O. to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah Ware 1908 November 10 

1 89

 Stevenson, J.O. to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W. 1908 December 24 

1 90

 Stanton, Elizabeth Cady to Whitney, Sarah Ware 1899 April 

1 91

 Taylor, Ina Light to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W. 1899 March 22 

1 92

 Truman, Emily R. [Mrs. Frank] to Woman's Standard 1899 April 16 

1 93

 Tuling[?], J.G. to Woman's Standard 1899 March 22 

1 94

 Upton, Harriet Taylor to Whitney, Sarah Ware 1908 April 7 

1 95

 Van Arsdale, D.O. to Editor of the Woman's Standard 1899 April 13 

1 96

 Village Improvement Society to Sarah W. Whitney 1899 

1 97

 Winter, Una R. to Alice Paul 1939 December 7 

1 98

 Whitney Ware, Sarah E. to Stanton, Elizabeth Cady 1882 January 21 

Scope and Contents note

Corrections and reply in Mrs. Stanton's hand 1882

1 99

 Whitney, Sarah W. to Callanan, Mrs. James 1899 February 10 

1 100

 Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W. to Stevenson, J.O. 1900 February 16 

1 101

 Whitney, Sarah Ware to Iowa Equal Suffrage Association 1909 March 15 

1 102

 Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W. to Johnson, Marion L. undated 

1 103

 Williams, [L.]B. to Editor of Woman's Standard 1899 April 15 

1 104

 Wiley, Anne Kelton to Winter, Una R. 1941 February 3 

1 105

 Young, D. H. to Whitney, Mrs. Sarah W. 1899 January 29 

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