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MC 182

Lutz, Alma. Papers of Alma Lutz, 1921-1961: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MC 182
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Lutz, Alma
Title: Papers of of Alma Lutz,1921-1961
Date(s): 1921-1961
Quantity: 2.71 linear feet (6+1/2 file boxes)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Minutes, reports, financial records, correspondence, etc., of suffragist Alma Lutz.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 1256, 882, 1361
The papers of Alma Lutz were deposited with the Schlesinger Library in 1965, 1967, and in 1968 by Alma Lutz.

Processing Information:

Processed: June 1973

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Alma Lutz as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Alma Lutz Papers, 1921-1961; item description, dates. MC182, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Alma Lutz collection of documents by and about abolitionists and women's rights activists, 1775-1943 (A-110;M-133) and Papers of Alma Lutz, 1927-1946 (A-34).


Alma Lutz became involved in the woman's suffrage movement when she returned home to North Dakota after graduating from Vassar College (1912). She continued to work for equal rights for women all her life and was the author of many articles and books, including Created Equal: A Biography of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony. Lutz was an active member of the National Woman's Party, the Massachusetts Committee for the Equal Rights Amendment, and many other organizations. During 1951-1973 she served on the Advisory Committee of the Schlesinger Library.


The papers form a report of the National Woman's Party's activity from 1921 to 1961. The main thrust of the National Woman's Party's work was directed towards passage of an Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. The National Woman's Party was also concerned with the issues of protective legislation, equality for working women, women and jury service and the international status of women. Alma Lutz aided the National Woman's Party in its national and international campaigns for women's equality by serving as a member of the party's National Council, as literature chairman and as contributing editor to the party organ EQUAL RIGHTS. Alma Lutz also participated in international conferences attended by the National Woman's Party as well as remaining an active member of the Massachusetts Branch of the party. The papers document Alma Lutz's contribution and the National Woman's Party's effort in the movement for the equality of women.



For information on the following subjects, refer to the corresponding folder numbers.

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Additional Index Terms

Equal rights amendments--United States
Equal Rights (publication)
Minimum wage
Women jurors--United States
Women--Legal status, laws, etc.
Women's Charter, 1936
Women's rights
Women's rights--Congresses
Allender, Nina
American Association of University Women
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906
Armstrong, Florence A. (Florence Arzelia), 1884-1962
Babcock, Caroline Lexow
Beard, Mary Ritter, 1876-1958
Berrien, Laura M.
Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973
Casey, Josephine
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937
Gillmore, Inez Haynes, 1873-1970
Hamilton, Alice, 1869-1970
Hilles, Florence Bayard, 1866-1954
Hooker, Edith Houghton
Hurlburt, Olive E.
Inter-American Commission of Women
International Labour Organisation
Kitchelt, Florence Ledyard Cross, 1874-1961
League of Nations
Marks, Jeannette Augustus, 1875-1964
Mesta, Perle, 1889-1975
Miller, Emma Guffey, 1874-1970
National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs
National Woman's Party
National Woman's Party. Massachusetts branch
Paul, Alice, 1885-1977
Pell, Sarah Thompson
Pethick-Lawrence, Emmeline, 1867-
Pollitzer, Anita, 1894-1975
Powell, Rose Arnold, 1876-1961
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962
Smith, Jane Norman, 1874-1953
Stevens, Doris, 1888-1963
Swing, Betty Gram, 1893-1969
Thomas, M. Carey (Martha Carey), 1857-1935
Vernon, Mabel, 1883-1975
West, Helen Hunt, 1892-1963
Wiley, Anna Kelton, 1877-1964
Woolley, Mary Emma, 1863-1947
World Woman's Party
Younger, Maud