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M-133, reel D3; WRC 1092

Cambridge Public School Association. Records of the Cambridge Public School Association in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1915-1916: 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 D3; WRC 1092
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Cambridge Public School Association
Title: Records of the Cambridge Public School Association in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1915-1916
Date(s): 1915-1916
Quantity: 1 folders
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Flyers, form letter to members, and invitation of the Cambridge Public School Association, an organization that encouraged women to register and vote. These records are part of the Woman's Rights Collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

These papers of the Cambridge Public School Association fill one folder 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 folder was prepared for microfilming in January 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 D3

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the records created by the Cambridge Public School Association as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Records may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Cambridge Public School Association Records in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1915-1916; item description, dates. WRC, folder 1092. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

HISTORY

In 1915 the Cambridge (Massachusetts) Public School Association (CPSA) encouraged women to register and to vote in both the February primaries and December general election for school committee. Working with the Women's Campaign Committee, the Cambridge Public School Association endorsed a slate for the general election that included two women, Florence Lee Whitman (incumbent) and Mary H. Winslow. Both groups believed that the recently expanded school committee should include at least two women; it had previously included only one. The Women's Campaign Committee continued the drive to register women voters for school committee elections the following year.

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Additional Index Terms

Clubs--Massachusetts--Cambridge.
Women--Suffrage--Massachusetts
Women's Campaign Committee (Cambridge, Mass.)

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