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Lutz, Alma. Papers of Alma Lutz, 1927-1946: A Finding Aid

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


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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: A-34
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 Alma Lutz, 1927-1946
Date(s): 1927-1946
Quantity: 1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, etc., of Alma Lutz, author and suffragist, and others involved in the abolitionist and suffrage movements.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 57-13, 666
These papers of Alma Lutz were given to the Schlesinger Library by Alma Lutz in December 1956 and November 1963.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

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, 1927-1946; item description, dates. A-34, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Papers of Alma Lutz, 1921-1961 (MC 182) and Alma Lutz collection of documents by and about abolitionists and women's rights activists, 1775-1943 (A-110;M-133).


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.


Papers consist of report of the work of the National Woman's Party and its magazine, EQUAL RIGHTS, 1937 - 1940, and of the work of other organizations for the Equal Rights Amendment, 1930's - 1953; include correspondence and material relating to the industrial equality of women, 1927-1943, to the Women's Charter, 1936, and to women jurors.


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Additional Index Terms

Equal rights amendments--United States
Equal Rights (publication)
Minimum wage
Women--Legal status, laws, etc.
Women jurors--United States
Women's Charter, 1936
Women's rights--United States
Inter-American Commission of Women
National Woman's Party
Smith, Jane Norman, 1874-1953.