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Papers Carrie Chapman Catt 1905-1950

Identity Area

Collection IDIIAV00000030
Unitdate1905-1950
Language ListFinding aid is in English
Spanish
Language of MaterialEnglish
Spanish
GeoCountryUnited States
Extent0.24 m.
Processing InformationList by Annette Mevis in 1997
Numbers 1-16 digitized in 2013
Access and UseNumbers 1-16 only to be consulted digitally.
Preferred CitationPapers Carrie Chapman Catt , inv.no …, Collection International Archives for the Women's Movement (IAV), in Atria, Institute on Gender Equality and Women’s History

Biographical Note

Born 9 January 1859 as Carrie Clinton Lane in Ripon, Wisconsin, United States of America, died 9 March 1947 in New Rochelle, New York; got the degree of Bachelor of Science from Iowa State College in 1880; married in 1885 with Leo Chapman (died in 1886) and remarried in 1890 with George William Catt (died in 1905); lived from 1905 together with the suffragist Mary Garrett Hay (died in 1928); became a member of the Iowa Women Suffrage Association in 1890; was president of the National American Women Suffrage Association (NAWSA) 1900-1904, 1915-1920; initiator and in 1904 co-founder of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance, president from 1904-1923; travelled with Aletta Jacobs in 1911-1912 through Africa and Asia to promote women's suffrage; travelled with Rosa Manus in 1922-1923 through Europe and Latin America; initiated the League of Women Voters, founded in 1920; initiator of the Comittee on the Cause and Cure of War 1925-1939, president 1925-1932; wrote numerous articles, among them travel reports and together with Nettie Rogers ShulerWoman Suffrage and Politics 1923.


Inhoud

Correspondence with Rosa Manus 1939-1941; documents concerning Rosa Manus's death in a concentration camp 1942; cuttings and an album with photographs of their journey through Europe and Latin America 1922-1923; photograph album 'Homes of Famous People' n.y.; 'Birthday Memorial Book' offered to Carrie Chapman Catt on the occasion of her seventieth birthday 1929; articles and texts of speeches by Catt 1913, 1922-1939; photocopies of letters in other repositories and microfilms of her papers in the Library of Congres in Washington.


Allied Materials

Location of OriginalsNew York Public Library Smith College, Northampton MA
Related MaterialMost of her papers are in the Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA.
Related Units of DescriptionLocation of Originals



Archival records

Photocopies and microfilms of letters in other repositories

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Microfilms of Catt's Papers in the Library of Congres in Washington.. 18 films.
NB. These films with the numbers 309-326 to be consulted in the library.
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Letters from Catt to Rosika Schwimmer. 1905, 1913, 1932, 1937.. 1 omslag.
NB. Originals in the New York Public Library.
18
Letter from Martina Kramers to Catt. 2 June 1915.. 1 item.
NB. Original in the New York Public Library.
19
Letters from Catt toAletta Jacobs. 1924, 1926.. 1 folder.
NB. Originals in the New York Public Library.
20
Letters from Aletta Jacobs toCatt. 1924, 1926 en 1928.. 3 items.
NB. Originals in the New York Public Library.
21
Letter from Rosa Manus, Geneva, to Catt. 24 June 1936.. 1 item.
NB. Originals in Smith College, Northampton MA.
22
Letter from Catt toRosa Manus. 11 April 1939.. 1 item.
NB. Original in the New York Public Library.
23
Letter from the International Archives for the Women's Movement, Internationaal Archief voor de Vrouwenbeweging (IAV) to Catt. 30 March 1939.. 1 item.
NB. Original in the New York Public Library.
24
Letter from Carmen Manus to Catt concerning the death of Rosa. 11 November 1945.. 1 item.
NB. Original in Smith College, Northampton MA.