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M-133, reel D4; WRC 49

Crowley, Teresa A., 1874-1930. Papers of Teresa A. Crowley in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1914-1944: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Cambridge, Mass.
December 2005

© 2005 President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Call No.: M-133, reel D4; WRC 49
Repository: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
Creator: Teresa A. Crowley, 1874-1930
Title: Papers of Teresa A. Crowley in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1914-1944
Quantity: 1 folder
Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Biographical sketches, correspondence, leaflets, etc., of Teresa A. Crowley, lawyer, suffragist, and amateur actress. These papers are part of the Woman's Rights Collection.

Acquisition Information:

These papers of Teresa A. (O'Leary) Crowley 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 June 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 D4.

Use Restrictions:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Teresa A. Crowley 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 for publication:

Teresa A. Crowley Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1914-1944; item description, dates. WRC-49, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.


Lawyer, suffragist, and amateur actress Teresa A. (O'Leary) Crowley was born in Wakefield, Massachusetts, in 1874. As chairman of the Legislative Committee of the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association, Crowley led several successful campaigns against anti-suffrage politicians; she was remembered as one of the leading outdoor suffrage speakers.


Collection includes biographical sketches, correspondence, leaflets, and a prologue to a skit.


Additional catalog entries

The following catalog entries represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this series. An entry for each appears in the Harvard On Line Library Information System (HOLLIS) and other automated bibliographic databases.
Ames, Blanche
Leonard, Gertrude Halladay, 1868-1919
Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association
Weeks, John W. (John Wingate), 1860-1926