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MC 190

Women's Social and Political Union (Great Britain). Records of the Women's Social and Political Union, 1911-1913: 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

Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: MC 190
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Women's Social and Political Union (Great Britain)
Title: Records of the Women's Social and Political Union, 1911-1913
Date(s): 1911-1913
Quantity: 1.38 linear feet (1 file box, 1 folio box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Exhibits entered as evidence in the 1913 trial of suffragettes, and a scrapbook containing correspondence, photographs and clippings, compiled by L. Geraldine Lennox.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 992
The records of the Women's Social and Political Union were purchased by the Schlesinger Library in February 1966 from Schulte's Book Store.

Processing Information:

Processed: October 1973
By: EOS

Conditions Governing Access:

Access. Originals are closed; use microfilm M-68.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the records of the Women's Social and Political Union are in the public domain.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Women's Social and Political Union Records, 1911-1913; item description, dates. MC 190, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

HISTORY

The Women's Social and Political Union was founded in 1903 in London by Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst; its goal, woman suffrage. At first it used peaceful means but later turned to deliberate violence in an effort to embarrass party leaders and force them to do something about the vote for women.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

210 exhibits entered as evidence in the 1913 trial of British suffragettes and a scrapbook, 1911-1913, kept by the editor of The Suffragette, L. Geraldine Lennox. The exhibits include speeches, letters, receipts, circulars, and lists of objects taken from the suffragettes. The scrapbook contains letters, telegrams, photos, and clippings.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

England--Social conditions
Government, Resistance to--England
Speeches
Suffragettes--England
Trials (Political crimes and offenses)
Women--Suffrage--England
Lennox, L. Geraldine
Pankhurst, Christabel, Dame, 1880-1958
Pankhurst, Emmeline, 1858-1928

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