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M-133, reel D29; WRC 648

Mead, Lucia True Ames, 1856-1936. Papers of Lucia True Ames Mead in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1870-1921: 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 D29; WRC 648
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Lucia True Ames Mead, 1856-1936
Title: Papers of Lucia True Ames Mead in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1870-1921
Date(s): 1870-1921
Quantity: 1 folders
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: List of presidents of the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association, pamphlet, skit by Lucia True Ames Mead, pacifist and suffragist. These papers are part of the Woman's Rights Collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

These papers of Lucia True (Ames) Mead 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 July 1989 by Janet Hayashi. It was microfilmed as part of a Schlesinger Library/University Publications of America project.

Access Restrictions:

Access. ORIGINALS CLOSED. USE MICROFILM. REQUEST AS: M-133, reel D29.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Lucia True Ames Mead 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:

Lucia True Ames Mead Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1870-1921; item description, dates. WRC 648, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

BIOGRAPHY

Lucia True (Ames) Mead, pacifist and suffragist, was born Lucy Jane Ames in Boscawen, New Hampshire, in 1856. After a childhood in Chicago, she moved to Boston at the age of 14. In 1898 she married Edwin Doak Mead, editor of New England Magazine, pacifist, and advocate of woman's rights.
Mead devoted much of her life to social reform. She served as president of the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association (1903-1909) and supported many other organizations, including the Women's Municipal League, the Women's Educational and Industrial Union (Boston), the Consumers' League, the NAACP, and the American Civil Liberties Union. An ardent pacifist, Mead was vice president of the National Council for the Prevention of War, a director of the American Peace Society, and secretary of the American committee of the League for Permanent Peace. Mead died in 1936.
For additional biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (Cambridge, Mass., 1971), which includes a list of additional sources.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Collection includes a pamphlet and a skit by Lucia True Ames Mead, and a list of presidents of the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association.

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Additional Index Terms

Pacifism
Scripts
Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association

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