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Carrie Chapman Catt: A Public Life


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Jacqueline Van Voris Papers consists of research materials for her unpublished manuscript "Quiet Victory: The WAVES in World War II," and for her published biography of Carrie Chapman Catt. Materials on the WAVES include correspondence, interview notes, and a typescript of the book. Materials on Carrie Chapman Catt include correspondence, tapes, and transcripts of interviews conducted circa 1974-1979 with Mildred Adams Kenyon, Mary Gray Peck Koehler, Mildred Scott Olmstead, Alice Loomis Clayton, Louisa K. Fast, and Mrs. J. G. Kellum. Many interviews were conducted with the help of Eleanor Flexner, and some of the correspondence is addressed to her. There are also photographs of suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt, primarily copies from the Iowa History Archives.

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Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

This collection is open for research use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections. Final, edited transcripts are open for research, but certain interviews have restrictions. Please refer to specific interviews regarding these restrictions.

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

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