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Smith, Jane Norman, 1874-1953. Papers of Jane Norman Smith, 1913-1953: 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-116
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Jane Norman Smith, 1874-1953
Title: Papers of Jane Norman Smith, 1913-1953
Date(s): 1913-1953
Quantity: 5.84 linear feet (13 file boxes, 1 card file box) plus 1 supersize photograph folder)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, speeches, articles, etc., of Jane Norman Smith, chairman of the National Woman's Party.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 56-119
Gift of Helen Norman Smith. Received 1956.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Jane Norman Smith 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:

Jane Norman Smith Papers, 1913-1953; item description, dates. A-116, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


The following items have been removed from the collection:


Jane Norman Smith was chairman of the National Woman's Party from 1927 to 1929.


Jane Norman Smith's papers center about the activities of the National Woman's Party of which she was chairman, 1927-1929, and its campaign for equality for women in all spheres of activities. Among Mrs. Smith's particular interests were industrial equality for women in New York and the investment of National Woman's Party funds. The bulk of the collection is correspondence and includes information about the 1947 lawsuits within the National Woman's Party, some material on other women's organizations, on international women's activities, and on suffrage in New York. There are also many National Woman's Party publications and 3 volumes of newspaper clippings re suffrage and equal rights.


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Additional Index Terms

Women--Employment--New York (State)--New York
Women--Legal status, laws, etc.
Women--Suffrage--New York (State)--New York
Women's rights
World Woman's Suffrage Alliance Conference (10th)
Beard, Mary Ritter, 1876-1958
Belmont, Alva Erskine Smith Vanderbilt, 1853-1933
Berrien, Laura M.
Brobst, Sue
Business Woman's Legislative Council of California
Chandler, Walter
Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage (U.S.)
Hilles, Florence Bayard, 1866-1954
Hooker, Edith Houghton
International Labour Office
Lutz, Alma
Matthews, Burnita Shelton, 1894-1988
National Council of Women.
National Woman's Party
Paul, Alice, 1885-1977
Pollitzer, Anita, 1894-1975
Stevens, Doris, 1888-1963
Straus, Nathan
United Nations
Vernon, Mabel, 1883-1975
White, Sue Shelton, 1887-1943
Whittic, Anne Harbottle
Wiley, Anna Kelton, 1877-1964
Woman's Consultive Committee on Nationality
Younger, Maud