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Collection Manuscript/Mixed Material National Woman's Party records,

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Title

  • National Woman's Party records,

Summary

  • Correspondence; minutes of meetings; reports; congressional voting cards with related correspondence; membership scrolls; administrative files; financial and legal records; personal papers; records of the World Woman's Party and of the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument, formerly the Sewall-Belmont House, the National Woman's Party (NWP) headquarter's in Washington, D.C.; newspaper clippings; scrapbooks; printed matter; digital audio and video files; databases; website files; posters; photographs and a carte de visite photograph album; and other records of the NWP. Primarily documents the organization's efforts to promote congressional passage of the nineteenth amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing women the right to vote and of the Equal Rights Amendment. Includes posters, photographs, and printed matter documenting the suffrage movement prior to the founding of the NWP.
  • Subjects include legal, social, and economic status of women in the U.S. and around the world; attempts to promote jury service for women; the treatment of imprisoned suffragists; cooperative efforts with other women's organizations and with the international women's movement; and organizations including the Inter-American Commission of Women, International Woman Suffrage Alliance, National Council of Women of the United States, and the United Nations. Other subjects include the 1977 formation of the Woman's Party Corporation (WPC), a charitable arm focusing on NWP finances, and subsequent legal disputes between NWP and WPC.
  • Records of the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument include historic preservation documents; files pertaining to the National Park Service and the 2016 transfer of the Sewall-Belmont House to the National Park Service as well as its administration of the national monument; documentation of museum holdings, exhibits, programs, and tours; and records pertaining to the party's Florence Bayard Hilles Library including card catalogs.
  • Also includes papers of party members and officials such as Elizabeth Chittick, Jean Kane Foulke Du Pont, Barbara Good, Lucia Hanna Hadley, Fann Harding, Page Harrington, Jennifer Krafchik, Martha J. Langelan, Dora G. Ogle, Alice Paul, Anita Pollitzer, Sara Shriner, and Helen Hunt West. Shriner's papers include a collection of 1930s posters from the National Council for Prevention of War and the American Friends Service Committee.
  • Scrapbooks include the Alva Belmont scrapbook collection documenting the women's suffrage movement starting in 1909 and the NWP from its beginnings to the 1930s.
  • Printed matter includes issues of NWP publications, Equal Rights, National Woman's Party Bulletin, the Suffragist, and The Sewall-Belmont News; and U.S. Department of Labor booklets concerning women's labor issues.

Names

  • National Woman's Party
  • Belmont, Alva, 1853-1933
  • Chittick, Elizabeth, 1908-2009
  • Du Pont, Jean Kane Foulke, 1891-1985
  • Good, Barbara, active 1980-1993
  • Hadley, Lucia Hanna
  • Harding, Fann
  • Harrington, Page, 1967-
  • Krafchik, Jennifer
  • Langelan, Martha J.
  • Ogle, Dora G.
  • Paul, Alice, 1885-1977
  • Pollitzer, Anita, 1894-1975
  • Shriner, Sara, 1904-2003
  • West, Helen Hunt, 1892-1963
  • Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument
  • Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage (U.S.)
  • Sewall-Belmont House
  • World Woman's Party

Headings

  • -  United States.--Constitution.--19th Amendment
  • -  United States.--Congress
  • -  United States.--Department of Labor
  • -  American Friends Service Committee--Posters
  • -  Florence Bayard Hilles Library
  • -  Inter-American Commission of Women
  • -  International Woman Suffrage Alliance
  • -  National Council for Prevention of War (U.S.)--Posters
  • -  National Council of Women of the United States
  • -  National Woman's Party--Photographs
  • -  National Woman's Party--Trials, litigation, etc
  • -  United Nations
  • -  Woman's Party Corporation
  • -  Woman's Party Corporation--Trials, litigation, etc
  • -  Equal rights
  • -  National Woman's Party bulletin
  • -  Sewall-Belmont news
  • -  Suffragist
  • -  Constitutional amendments--United States
  • -  Equality before the law
  • -  Equal rights amendments--United States
  • -  Historic buildings--Washington (D.C.)
  • -  Jury duty--United States
  • -  Libraries--Washington (D.C.)
  • -  Suffragists--United States--History
  • -  Women--Economic conditions
  • -  Women--Employment--United States
  • -  Women--Legal status, laws, etc
  • -  Women--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States
  • -  Women--Social conditions
  • -  Women--Societies, etc
  • -  Women--Suffrage--Periodicals
  • -  Women--Suffrage--Photographs
  • -  Women--Suffrage--Posters
  • -  Women--Suffrage--United States
  • -  Women--United States--Economic conditions
  • -  Women--United States--Social conditions
  • -  Women's rights
  • -  Women's rights--International cooperation
  • -  United States--Politics and government--20th century

Notes

  • -  Arranged in five groups composed of twenty-five series followed by restricted and 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 three series. Series 1: Addition I, 1884-1963; Series 2: Addition II, 1876-1968; and Series 3: Addition III, 1898-1975.
  • -  Group V arranged in six series. Series 1: Administrative Files, 1910-2020; Series 2: Alphabetical File, 1887-2015; Series 3: Correspondence, 1920-2022; Series 4: Photographs, 1863-2016; Series 5: Printed Matter, 1850-2016; and Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1887-2004.
  • -  Restricted, 1889-1942.
  • -  Oversize, 1863-1999.
  • -  Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Roman numeral designating the Group followed by a colon and container or digital ID number, National Woman's Party Records, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • -  Selected photographs also available through the Library of Congress website, Women of Protest : Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party, at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/collmss.ms000004
  • -  Microfilm edition available, in part, no. 18,276.
  • -  Microfilm edition available, in part, no. 25,010.
  • -  Microfilm 18,276 titled, National Woman's Party Papers : the Suffrage Years, 1913-1920, produced from the originals of National Woman's Party Records: Group I in the Manuscript Division. Sanford, N.C. : Microfilming Corporation of America, 1981.
  • -  Microfilm edition available, in part, no. 25,010.
  • -  Microfilm 25,010 titled, National Woman's Party Papers : the Suffrage Years, 1913-1974, produced from the originals of National Woman's Party Records: Group II in the Manuscript Division. Sanford, N.C. : Microfilming Corporation of America, 1979.
  • -  Photostats produced from originals in the Manuscript Division. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1939.
  • -  Deposit, Alice Paul, 1921.
  • -  Deposit, National Woman's Party, via a transfer from the Library of Congress Division of Fine Arts, 1938.
  • -  Converted to gift, 1941.
  • -  Gift, National Woman's Party, 1941-2022.
  • -  Gift, Amelia Fry, 1987.
  • -  Purchase, 2022.
  • -  Books from the party's Florence Bayard Hilles Library transferred to Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division.
  • -  Some periodicals transferred to Library of Congress Serial & Government Publications Division.
  • -  Some photographs, political cartoons, posters, artworks, and postcards transferred to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
  • -  Audio and video recordings transferred to Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division.
  • -  Related collection: Anna Kelton Wiley papers. Available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division.
  • -  Related collection: Woman's Party Corporation records. Available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division.
  • -  Related material: National Woman's Party Web Archive. Available on the Library of Congress website.
  • -  National organization in the women's rights movement. Formed in 1916 at the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage convention in Chicago, Illinois. In 1917, merged with the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage which was founded in 1913 by Alice Paul.
  • -  Collection material in English.
  • -  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms003077
  • -  Appendix to the finding aid: Individual Portraits Contained in the Records of the National Woman's Party (Groups I and II) also available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms003077

Medium

  • 343,000 items.
  • 101,529 digital files (459.60 GB).
  • 898 containers plus 114 oversize.
  • 275 microfilm reels.
  • 390 linear feet.

Repository

Library of Congress Control Number

  • mm82034355

Access Advisory

  • Access restrictions apply, in part; other restrictions apply. Contact the Manuscript Reading Room for further information.
  • Digital files require advance notice for retrieval. Request in Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room.
  • Restrictions may apply to unprocessed material.

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Chicago citation style:

National Woman'S Party, Alva Belmont, Elizabeth Chittick, Jean Kane Foulke Du Pont, Barbara Good, Lucia Hanna Hadley, Fann Harding, et al. National Woman's Party records. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://lccn.loc.gov/mm82034355.

APA citation style:

National Woman'S Party, Belmont, A., Chittick, E., Du Pont, J. K. F., Good, B., Hadley, L. H. [...] World Woman'S Party. National Woman's Party records. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://lccn.loc.gov/mm82034355.

MLA citation style:

National Woman'S Party, et al. National Woman's Party records. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <lccn.loc.gov/mm82034355>.