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M-133, reel A18; WRC 1036-40

Shaw, Anna Howard, 1847-1919. Papers of Anna Howard Shaw in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1908-1943: 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 A18; WRC 1036-40
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Anna Howard Shaw, 1847-1919
Title: Papers of Anna Howard Shaw in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1908-1943
Date(s): 1908-1943
Quantity: 5 folders
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Biographical material, correspondence, photographs, etc., of Anna Howard Shaw, English-born Methodist minister, temperance lecturer, and woman suffrage leader. These papers are part of the Woman's Rights Collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

These papers of Anna Howard Shaw fill five 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 prepared for microfilming in May 1989 by Chris M. Ponticelli. It was microfilmed as part of a Schlesinger Library/University Publications of America project.

Access Restrictions:

ORIGINALS CLOSED. USE MICROFILM. REQUEST AS: M-133, reel A18.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Anna Howard Shaw 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:

Anna Howard Shaw Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1908-1943; item description, dates. WRC 1036-40, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Series X of the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, Anna Howard Shaw papers, 1863-1955 (M-133, reel A14-18; A-68).

BIOGRAPHY

Anna Howard Shaw, reformer, minister, and physician, became a lecturer for the Massachusetts State Suffrage Association in 1885. She worked closely with Susan B. Anthony and was vice-president-at-large of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (1892-1904) and president (1904-1915). Upon retirement as president in 1915 she was named honorary president for life. 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 biographical material, correspondence, pamphlet by Anna Howard Shaw, photographs, etc.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Women--Suffrage--United States
Anderson, Mary, 1872-1964
Anthony, Lucy Elmina
Harper, Ida Husted, 1851-1931
National American Woman Suffrage Association
Park, Maud Wood, 1871-1955

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