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A-68, Series XI

Stantial, Edna Lamprey. Papers of Edna Lamprey Stantial in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1870-1944: 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.: A-68, Series XI
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Title: Papers of Edna Lamprey Stantial in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1870-1944
Date(s): 1870-1944
Quantity: 30 folders
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Suffrage articles, reports, correspondence, etc., collected by Edna Lamprey Stantial.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 56-121

Processing Information:

Reprocessed: June 1990
By: Kim Brookes, Bert Hartry, Katherine Kraft, Jane Ward

Access Restrictions:


Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Edna Lamprey Stantial 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:

Edna Lamprey Stantial Papers in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1870-1944; item description, dates. A-68, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

Related Material:

This material forms part of the Schlesinger Library's Mary Earhart Dillon collection, 1863-1955 (A-68).
There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; Papers of Edna Lamprey Stantial, 1836-1985 (MC 733).


Edna Lamprey Stantial was secretary of the Boston Equal Suffrage Association for Good Government and archivist of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. As Maud Wood Park's close friend and secretary, Stantial helped Park gather the papers that Park gave to Radcliffe College in 1943. These papers, the Woman's Rights Collection, formed the nucleus of the Women's Archives, later the Schlesinger Library. Throughout the 1950s, Stantial continued to collect, sort, and "catalog" papers that she added to the Woman's Rights Collection, and others that she donated to the library. She also organized Park's personal papers, which she gave to the Library of Congress in the 1970s, and edited Park's Front Door Lobby. Park lived with Stantial and her husband Guy immediately before Park's death in 1955. Ironically, although she was responsible for saving numerous suffragists' manuscript collections, little biographical information is available about Stantial in this collection or elsewhere.


This portion of the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection consists of printed duplicates and typescript copies of documents from the Woman's Rights Collection, made for Dillon by Edna Lamprey Stanital. Most folders begin with "introductory" or "supplementary" notes by Maud Wood Park, Belle Sherwin, and/or others. These notes contain background information about the folder's subject. Park compiled the supplementary notes "to humanize the factual record." The typescript copies of articles, reports, correspondence, and flyers, the printed leaflets and articles, and the photographs document suffrage and suffragists, and the legislative and other work done by organizations founded by former suffragists.
The folders are arranged alphabetically, most by individual or organizational name, some by topic.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Equal rights amendments--United States
Women--Suffrage--United States
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906
Blackwell, Alice Stone, 1857-1950
Boston Equal Suffrage Association for Good Government
Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947
Crowley, Teresa A., 1874-1930
Dillon, Mary Earhart, collector
Evans, Elizabeth Glendower, 1856-1937
Gardener, Helen H. (Helen Hamilton), 1853-1925
Gillmore, Inez Haynes, 1873-1970
Hay, Mary Garrett, 1857-1928
Leonard, Gertrude Halladay, 1868-1919
Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association
National College Equal Suffrage League
National League of Women Voters (U.S.)
National Woman's Party
Page, Mary Hutcheson, 1860-1940
Park, Maud Wood, 1871-1955
Shaw, Anna Howard, 1847-1919
Shaw, Pauline A. (Pauline Agassiz), 1841-1917
Sherwin, Belle, 1868-1955
Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893
Upton, Harriet Taylor
Willard, Mabel Caldwell
Women's Joint Legislative Committee for Equal Rights