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Isabel Howland papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00078

Scope and Contents

The Isabel Howland Papers date from 1888 to 1903 and consist mainly of correspondence plus other materials related to her position as corresponding secretary of the Association for the Advancement of Women and of the New York State Woman Suffrage Association. Subjects include women's suffrage, women's rights, and other reform movements such as temperance and the battle for the abolition of slavery. Notable correspondents include Susan B. Anthony, Alida Avery, Alice Stone Blackwell, Carrie Chapman Catt, William Lloyd Garrison, Adele Hutchinson, Anna Howard Shaw, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, Booker T. Washington, Frances E. Willard, and Julia Ward Howe.

Dates of Materials

  • 1888-1903

Creator

Language of Materials

English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Biographical / Historical

Isabel Howland was born to a Quaker family in Sherwood, New York in 1859. She earned a B.A. from Cornell University in 1881. The niece of suffragist, abolitionist and educator Emily Howland, Isabel was involved in similar causes. She was corresponding secretary of the Association for the Advancement of Women in the 1880s and involved in the New York State Woman Suffrage Association. From 1884 to 1885, she accompanied her aunt Emily Howland on European travels. She lived in Paris for much of the 1930s to care for her invalid brother, Herbert. She died in 1942.

Extent

0.875 linear feet (2 containers)

Abstract

Suffragist and social Reformer. Papers consist of correspondence plus other materials related to her position as corresponding secretary of the Association for the Advancement of Women and of the New York State Woman Suffrage Association. Subjects include women's suffrage, women's rights, and other reform movements such as temperance and anti-slavery.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into two series:

  1. I. Biographical Information
  2. II. Correspondence

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Isabel Howland Papers were obtained by purchase.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised in 2002 by Brook Hopkins, intern.

Title
Isabel Howland papers
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Author
Finding aid prepared by mnsss.
Date
2003
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
  • 2005-09-23: mnsss94 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02-5c.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:24-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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