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National American Woman Suffrage Association records

Collection Data

Description
The National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) was formed in 1890 with the merger of the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association. NAWSA fought for complete political equality for women and led the struggle for passage of the nineteenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Presidents of NAWSA included Elizabeth Cady Stanton from 1890 to 1892, Susan B. Anthony from 1892 to 1900, Carrie Chapman Catt from 1900 to 1904 and then again from 1915 to 1947, and Anna Howard Shaw from 1904 to 1915. The organization was disbanded in 1950. Collection consists of correspondence, reports, press releases, scrapbooks, photographs, and printed matter concerning passage of the federal suffrage movement, the international suffrage movement and World War I activities. Correspondence includes letters from congressmen, state governors, officials of state suffrage organizations, and officials of various public and private organizations in foreign countries. Topics covered are women's suffrage, the social and political status of women, women's war work, and conditions in military field hospitals in France. Also, press releases of NAWSA and the New York State Woman Suffrage Party, clippings, and scrapbooks containing photographs, letters and printed ephemera.
Names
National American Woman Suffrage Association (Creator)
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906 (Contributor)
Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947 (Contributor)
Shaw, Anna Howard, 1847-1919 (Contributor)
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902 (Contributor)
Thompson, Ellen Powell, 1840-1911 (Contributor)
National American Woman Suffrage Association (Contributor)
New York State Woman Suffrage Party (Contributor)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1894 - 1922
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 2097
Topics
United States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1933
United States -- Social conditions -- 1865-1918
Women -- Social conditions
Women -- Suffrage
Women's rights
World War, 1914-1918 -- War work
Genres
Correspondence
Scrapbooks
Documents
Photographs
Notes
Biographical/historical: The National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) was formed in 1890 with the merger of the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association. NAWSA fought for complete political equality for women and led the struggle for passage of the nineteenth amendment to the U. S. Constitution. Presidents of NAWSA included Elizabeth Cady Stanton from 1890 to 1892, Susan B. Anthony from 1892 to 1900, Carrie Chapman Catt from 1900 to 1904 and then again from 1915 to 1947, and Anna Howard Shaw from 1904 to 1915. The organization was disbanded in 1950.
Content: The National American Woman Suffrage Association records consist of correspondence, reports, press releases, scrapbooks, photographs, and printed matter concerning passage of the federal suffrage movement, the international suffrage movement and World War I activities. Correspondence includes letters from congressmen, state governors, officials of state suffrage organizations, and officials of various public and private organizations in foreign countries. Topics covered are women's suffrage, the social and political status of women, women's war work, and conditions in military field hospitals in France. Also, press releases of NAWSA and the New York State Woman Suffrage Party, clippings, and scrapbooks containing photographs, letters and printed ephemera.
Physical Description
Extent: 3.3 linear feet (9 boxes) ; 3 microfilm reels
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11959690
MSS Unit ID: 2097
Archives collections id: archives_collections_2097
RLIN/OCLC: NYPW94-A107
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a9bf9f60-dc90-0137-4888-6367f0d8af4e
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