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Call No.: M-133, reel D49; WRC 1103
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Woman Suffrage Party of Cambridge
Title: Records of the Woman Suffrage Party of Cambridge in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1912-1917
Quantity: 1 folders
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Party platform, membership enrollment card, etc., of the Woman Suffrage Party of Cambridge (Mass.), which covered 26 wards of Boston. These records are part of the Woman's Rights Collection.
For the Woman Suffrage Party of Cambridge treasurer's book, 1912-ca.1915, see folder #Jo-201 in the Papers of Grace A. Johnson in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1840-1952.
The Woman Suffrage Party as a whole covered 26 wards of Boston, the town of Brookline, and the cities of Cambridge, Newton, and Somerville. Organized for the sole purpose of obtaining votes for women, the otherwise non-partisan Woman Suffrage Party attempted to reach voters and women at the ward and precinct levels by holding rallies on street corners, and perhaps through door-to-door canvassing. There were no membership dues; the WSP of Cambridge raised money through rummage and chocolate sales. WSP cooperated with such organizations as the Cambridge Political Equality Association, the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association, and the College Equal Suffrage League. For additional background information, see Sharon Hartman Strom, "Leadership and Tactics in the American Woman Suffrage Movement: A New Perspective from Massachusetts," Journal of American History 62 (September 1975): 296-315.
Collection consists of party platform, membership enrollment card, etc.; also flyer from Providence Woman Suffrage Party.