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MC 222

Wiley, Anna Kelton, 1877-1964. Papers of Anna Kelton Wiley, 1893-1962: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University


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 222
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Anna Kelton Wiley, 1877-1964
Title: Papers of Anna Kelton Wiley, 1893-1962
Date(s): 1893-1962
Quantity: 1.46 linear feet (3+1/2 file boxes)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, pamphlets, articles, etc., of Anna Kelton Wiley, suffragist and member of many clubs in Washington D.C.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 754
The papers of Anna Kelton Wiley were deposited with the Schlesinger Library in 1964 by John P. Wiley.

Processing Information:

Processed: April 1976
By: Laurie Cadigan

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Anna Kelton Wiley is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. 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:

Anna Kelton Wiley Papers, 1893-1962; item description, dates. MC 222, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


Anna Kelton Wiley was born in Oakland, California in 1877. She graduated from George Washington University, Washington, DC, in 1897 and worked in various government offices. She married Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, Chief of the Bureau of Chemistry, in 1911; they had two children, Harvey, Jr. and John P.
Anna Wiley was active in various Washington organizations for fifty-five years. As a suffragist she spent five days in jail for picketing the White House in 1917. She served as Chairman of the National Woman's Party (1930-1932, 1940-1942) as well as editor (1940-1945) of its periodical, Equal Rights. She belonged to over forty organizations, as diverse as the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Consumers' League. Using her knowledge of and interest in politics, she lobbied for legislation on behalf of many of these organizations.


This collection includes business and personal correspondence; pamphlets and articles on suffrage, equal rights and social reform; and bulletins and programs of many of the clubs.


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Additional Index Terms

Clubs--Washington (D.C.)
Equal rights amendments
Women--Societies and clubs
Women's rights
General Federation of Women's Clubs
Kelley, Florence, 1859-1932
Lewis, Dora
Lutz, Alma
National Consumers' League
National Woman's Party
Women's City Club of Washington, D.C.
Paul, Alice, 1885-1977