M-133, reels B8-9; WRC 617-632
Loines, Mary Hillard, 1844-1944. Papers of Mary Hillard Loines in the Woman's Rights
Collection, 1886-1944: 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
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: M-133, reels B8-9; WRC 617-632
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Mary Hillard Loines, 1844-1944
Title: Papers of Mary Hillard Loines in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1886-1944
Quantity: 18 folders (16 folders, 1 folio folder, 1 oversize folder)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Writings, diary, correspondence, leaflets, etc., of Mary Hillard Loines, suffragist
and civic worker. These papers are part of the Woman's Rights Collection.
These papers of Mary Hillard Loines fill eighteen folders 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 these folders was
reprocessed and prepared for microfilming in April 1989 by Jane Ward. It was microfilmed
as part of a Schlesinger Library/University Publications of America project.
Access. Originals closed; use microfilm, M-133, reels B8-9
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Mary Hillard Loines as well as copyright
in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
Mary Hillard Loines Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1886-1944; item description,
dates. WRC 617-632, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.
Mary Hillard was born in England on May 4, 1844, the daughter of John and Harriet
Low Hillard. In 1848 the family moved to Brooklyn, New York, where Loines lived for
the rest of her life. She married Stephen H. Loines; they had four children.
Mary Loines was active in the suffrage movement beginning in 1869, when she served
as secretary of the newly-founded Brooklyn Equal Rights Association, and attended
the first convention of the American Woman Suffrage Association as a delegate from
Brooklyn. She chaired the Committee on Legislation of the New York State Woman Suffrage
Association, 1899-1905, was president of the Brooklyn Woman Suffrage Association from
1899 until its dissolution in 1918, and attended the organizational meeting of the
League of Women Voters. A tablet at the capitol building in Albany honoring the pioneers
of the suffrage movement includes her name. She was a founder of the Consumers' League
of New York and was active on the Prison Reform Committee.
These papers are arranged in three sections: personal and biographical papers; suffrage
correspondence, leaflets, clippings, etc., and material from or about various suffrage
organizations (arranged alphabetically); and material from other organizations with
which Mary Hillard Loines was involved (also arranged alphabetically). Arrangement
is chronological within each folder.
- 617. Personal and biographical. Personal papers and writings of Mary Hillard Loines, c.1905,
n.d.; diary, 1917.
- 618. Personal and biographical. Clippings re: Mary Hillard Loines, obituary, 1908-1944
- 618ao. Personal and biographical. Certificate from NAWSA honoring Mary Hillard Loines, 1920
(from folder 617); Clippings re: suffrage, 1910, 1912 (from folder 618)
- 619. Suffrage. Re: suffrage: Correspondence (includes typed letter, signed from Henry Browne
Blackwell), 1903-1940 (scattered); Leaflets, booklets, etc., 1886-1940 (scattered);
includes Anna Howard Shaw memorials and leaflets by Alice Stone Blackwell and Ida
H. Harper.; Clippings, 1893-1909 (scattered), n.d.; Woman Suffrage Party sash.
Woman Suffrage Party sash filed with memorabilia.
- 619af. Suffrage. PHOTOGRAPH of women with The Woman Citizen banner, n.d.
- 620. Suffrage. Removed from scrapbook (formerly WRC vol. 23): Petition to New York State
Legislature for woman suffrage, with correspondence, 1894-1896, n.d.; Suffrage leaflets,
1890, 1894, n.d., include leaflets by Henry Ward Beecher; Clippings, 1895-1896, n.d.
- 621. Suffrage. Re: New York legislation allowing women to vote on bond issues: correspondence
(including typed letter, signed from Susan B. Anthony), printed material, 1901-1904,
- 622. Suffrage. Brooklyn Woman Suffrage Association: reports and booklets, 1897, 1903-1912
- 623. Suffrage. Interurban Political Equality Council: luncheon program, 1904
- 624. Suffrage. Interurban Woman Suffrage Council: correspondence. Include typed letters,
signed from Carrie Chapman Catt and Mary G. Hay), etc., 1906, 1909, n.d.
- 625. Suffrage. Men's League for Woman Suffrage: constitution, list of charter members,
- 626. Suffrage. National American Woman Suffrage Association: correspondence (includes typed
letter, signed from Carrie Chapman Catt) and convention notes, 1903, 1910, 1918, n.d.
- 627. Suffrage. New York State Woman Suffrage Association: correspondence, reports, and
printed material, 1899-1916 (scattered) n.d.
- 628. Suffrage. New York State Woman Suffrage Party: Typed letter, signed from Vira B. Whitehouse,
- 629. Suffrage. Woman Suffrage Party of the City of New York: correspondence (includes typed
letter, signed from Carrie Chapman Catt), 1909-1910, 1919
- 630. Other organizations. Business Women's Union (Brooklyn) Report, 1895
- 631. Other organizations. International Council of Women: includes membership list, n.d.
- 632. Other organizations. Republican Women's National Executive Committee: typed letter,
signed from chairman Ruth McCormick, 1919
Woman's Centennial Congress (1940 : New York, N.Y.)
Women--Suffrage--New York (State)
American Equal Rights Association
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906
Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887
Blackwell, Alice Stone, 1857-1950
Blackwell, Henry Browne, 1825-1909
Brooklyn Woman Suffrage Association
Business Women's Union (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947
Harper, Ida Husted, 1851-1931
Hay, Mary Garrett, 1857-1928
International Council of Women
Interurban Political Equality Council
Interurban Woman Suffrage Council
Shaw, Anna Howard, 1847-1919
Men's League for Woman Suffrage
National American Woman Suffrage Association
New York State Woman Suffrage Association.
New York State Woman Suffrage Party
Republican Women's National Executive Committee
Simms, Ruth Hanna McCormick, 1880-1944
Whitehouse, Vira Boarman, 1875-1957
Woman Suffrage Party of New York City