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Call No.: M-133, reel D49; WRC 96av
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Woman's Suffrage Bazaar Association
Title: Records of the Woman's Suffrage Bazaar Association in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1871
Quantity: 1 Volumes
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Minutes and financial accounts of the Woman's Suffrage Bazaar Association, organized by members of the New England Woman Suffrage Association to raise money for NEWSA's activities. These records are part of the Woman's Rights Collection.
The Woman's Suffrage Bazaar Association was organized by members of the New England Woman Suffrage Association to raise money for New England Woman Suffrage Association's activities. Julia Ward Howe was Woman's Suffrage Bazaar Association's president during the planning for the second bazaar, held December 11-22, 1871, at the Music Hall in Boston (Massachusetts). The bazaar consisted of three days of entertainment and a week-long fair. Various suffrage organizations sponsored tables with information and publications; there were also tables where such items as clothes, confections, books, and stationery were sold. Raffles were not allowed. Despite competing appeals for aid to those recovering from the Chicago fire, the 1871 bazaar raised between eight and nine thousand dollars for New England Woman Suffrage Association's work. For additional historical information, including extensive minutes, see The Woman's Journal, particularly the complete description of the bazaar's offerings in the issue for December 22, 1871.
Collection consists of one volume containing brief minutes of Woman's Suffrage Bazaar Association's weekly business meetings, financial accounts, October-December 1871.