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M-133, reel D49; WRC 1048

Smith, Judith Winsor, 1821-1921. Papers of Judith Winsor Smith in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1915: 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 D49; WRC 1048
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Judith Winsor Smith, 1821-1921
Title: Papers of Judith Winsor Smith in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1915
Date(s): 1915
Quantity: 1 folders
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Reminiscences by Judith Winsor Smith, suffragist. These papers are part of the Woman's Rights Collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

These papers of Judith Winsor Smith 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 series was prepared for microfilming in October 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. REQUEST AS: M-133, reel D49.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Judith Winsor Smith 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:

Judith Winsor Smith Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1915; item description, dates. WRC, folder #1048. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

Related Materials

The bulk of Judith Winsor Smith's paper are held by the Massachusetts Historical Society (Ms. N-123).

BIOGRAPHY

Judith Winsor Smith became a suffragist in the mid nineteenth century because she perceived laws, particularly property laws, regarding women to be unjust; in 1915, at the age of 93, she was still speaking at rallies and was billed as the "world's oldest suffrage orator." In addition, Smith was an honorary vice-president of the New England Women's Club, having joined in 1873; in 1875, persuaded by Julia Ward Howe, she founded the Home Club in East Boston, where Smith lived for many years. She was apparently a friend of both Julia Ward Howe and Lucy Stone.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Collection consists of reminiscences by Judith Winsor Smith and clippings about her.

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Additional Index Terms

Women--Suffrage--Massachusetts

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