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M-133, reel D49; WRC 1103

Woman Suffrage Party of Cambridge (Mass.). Records of the Woman Suffrage Party of Cambridge in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1912-1917: 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 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
Date(s): 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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

These papers of the Woman Suffrage Party of Cambridge 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 November 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 records created by the Woman Suffrage Party of Cambridge 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:

Woman Suffrage Party of Cambridge (Mass.) Records in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1912-1917; item description, dates. WRC, folder #1103. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

Related Material:

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.

HISTORY

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.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Collection consists of party platform, membership enrollment card, etc.; also flyer from Providence Woman Suffrage Party.

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Additional Index Terms

Women--Suffrage--Massachusetts

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