Collection  |  Manuscript/Mixed Material National Woman's Party records, 1850-1975

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National Woman's Party records, 1850-1975
Correspondence, minutes of meetings, reports, administrative files, financial and legal records, printed material, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other records documenting the organization's efforts to promote congressional passage of both the nineteenth amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing women the right to vote and the Equal Rights Amendment. Subjects include legal, social, and economic status of women in the U.S. and around the world, the party's publications Suffragist and Equal Rights, attempts to promote jury service for women, cooperative efforts with other woman's organizations and with the international women's movement, the treatment of imprisoned suffragists, and the International Woman Suffrage Alliance.
Also includes records (1938-1958) of the World Woman's Party and papers of party members and officials including Jean Kane Foulke Du Pont, Lucia Hanna Hadley, Dora G. Ogle, Alice Paul, Anita Pollitzer, and Helen Hunt West.
Contributor Names
National Woman's Party.
Du Pont, Jean Kane Foulke, 1891-1985.
Hadley, Lucia Hanna.
Ogle, Dora G.
Paul, Alice, 1885-1977.
Pollitzer, Anita, 1894-1975.
West, Helen Hunt, 1892-1963.
Subject Headings
-  United States.--Constitution.--19th Amendment
-  International Woman Suffrage Alliance
-  World Woman's Party
-  Equal rights
-  Suffragist
-  Constitutional amendments--United States
-  Equal rights amendments--United States
-  Suffragists--United States--History
-  Jury duty
-  Women--Economic conditions
-  Women--United States--Economic conditions
-  Women--Legal status, laws, etc
-  Women--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States
-  Women--Social conditions
-  Women--United States--Social conditions
-  Women--Societies and clubs
-  Women--Suffrage--Periodicals
-  Women--Suffrage--United States
-  Women's rights
-  Women's rights--International cooperation
-  Arranged in four groups composed of nineteen series along with one oversize series.
-  Group I arranged in five series. Series 1: Correspondence, 1891-1940; Series 2: Administrative Files, 1913-1921; Series 3: Printed Matter, 1889-1936; Series 4: Photographs, 1911-1935; and Series 5: Medals and Ribbons, undated.
-  Group II arranged in eight series. Series 1: Correspondence, 1877-1974; Series 2: Minutes, 1917-1972; Series 3: Legal Papers, 1914-1972; Series 4: Financial Records, 1912-1966; Series 5: Printed Matter, 1850-1974; Series 6: Photographs, 1912-1970; Series 7: World Woman's Party Papers, 1938-1958; and Series 8: Addendum, 1912-1972.
-  Group III arranged in three series. Series 1: Correspondence, 1912-1971; Series 2: Account Books, 1913-1967; and Series 3: Miscellany, 1912-1965.
-  Group IV arranged in 3 series. Series 1: Addition I, 1884-1963; Series 2: Addition II, 1876-1968; and Series 3: Addition III, 1898-1975.
-  Oversize arranged in one series. Series 1: Oversize, 1913-1916.
-  Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Roman numeral designating the Group followed by a colon and container number, National Woman's Party Records, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
-  Selected photographs also available through the Library of Congress Web site at
-  Microfilm edition available, in part, no. 18,276.
-  Microfilm 18,276-97P (Suffrage Years) produced from originals in the Manuscript Division. Sanford, N.C. : Microfilming Corporation of America, 1981.
-  Photostats produced from originals in the Manuscript Division. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1939.
-  Gift, National Woman's Party, 1941-1979.
-  Gift, Amelia Fry, 1987.
-  Transfer, Library of Congress Division of Fine Arts, 1938.
-  Some photographs, postcards, posters, and other photographic items transferred to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
-  Sound recording and reel of safety film transferred to Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division.
-  National organization in the women's rights movement. Founded as the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage in 1916-1917 by Alice Paul.
-  Collection material in English.
-  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at
200,000 items.
492 containers plus 3 oversize.
97 microfilm reels.
197.2 linear feet.
Library of Congress Manuscript Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
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National Woman'S Party, Jean Kane Foulke Du Pont, Lucia Hanna Hadley, Dora G Ogle, Alice Paul, Anita Pollitzer, and Helen Hunt West. National Woman's Party records, -1975. 1850. Manuscript/Mixed Material.

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National Woman'S Party, Du Pont, J. K. F., Hadley, L. H., Ogle, D. G., Paul, A., Pollitzer, A. & West, H. H. (1850) National Woman's Party records, -1975. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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National Woman'S Party, et al. National Woman's Party records, -1975. 1850. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.