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West, Helen Hunt, 1892-1963. Papers of Helen Hunt West, 1917-1964: 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.: A-140
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Helen Hunt West, 1892-1963
Title: Papers of Helen Hunt West, 1917-1964
Date(s): 1917-1964
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 file box) plus 5 oversize volumes)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, speeches, articles, etc., of Helen Hunt West, lawyer and journalist.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 752
Gift of Mrs. Clyde H. Taylor, 190 Bosphorus Avenue, Davis Island, Tampa, Florida. Received May 1964.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Helen Hunt West 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:

Helen Hunt West Papers, 1917-1964; item description, dates. A-140, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


Florida lawyer and journalist, Helen Hunt West [Mrs. Byron McG.] was congressional chairman and national council member of the National Woman's Party, and editor of its Equal Rights.


Letters, speeches, photographs, clippings of Helen Hunt West, Florida lawyer and journalist. Collection covers her activities in the suffrage campaign, the National Woman's Party (West served as Congressional Chairman, a National Council member, and editor of Equal Rights), and the movement for the passage of the Equal Rights amendment to the Constitution. Also, correspondence relating to the "50-50" bill in the Florida State Legislature which called for equal representation of men and women on party committees, sponsored by West.

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Equal rights amendments
Florida--Politics and government
Women journalists
Women lawyers
Women--Political activity
Women--Southern states
Women's rights
Dewson, Molly, 1874-1962
National Woman's Party
Paul, Alice, 1885-1977
Smith, Jane Norman, 1874-1953
West, Helen Hunt, 1892-1963