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M-133, reel D49; WRC 96av

Woman's Suffrage Bazaar Association. Records of the Woman's Suffrage Bazaar Association in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1871: 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.: 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
Date(s): 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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

These records of the Woman's Suffrage Bazaar Association fill one volume of the Woman's Rights Collection, which was given to Radcliffe College in August 1943 and formed the nucleus of the Women's Archives, later the Schlesinger Library. The material in this series was prepared for microfilming in November 1990 by Kim Brookes. It was microfilmed as part of a Schlesinger Library/University Publications of America project.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Originals closed; use microfilm, M-133, reel D49.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. The Records of the Woman's Suffrage Bazaar Association are in the public domain.
Copying. Records may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Woman's Suffrage Bazaar Association Records in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1871. WRC 96av, page #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

HISTORY

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.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Collection consists of one volume containing brief minutes of Woman's Suffrage Bazaar Association's weekly business meetings, financial accounts, October-December 1871.

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Additional Index Terms

Fairs--Massachusetts--Boston
Women--Suffrage--Massachusetts
New England Woman Suffrage Association

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