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Alma Lutz papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00096

Scope and Contents

This small collection of Alma Lutz's papers consists primarily of material related to her work on the proposed Equal Rights Amendment, in the 1940s, including writings writings, Congressional reports, and pamphlets. There are also smaller amounts of printed material, writings, and speeches on women's rights, suffrage, and the National Woman's Party; plus a letter from John Stuart Mill (1871).

Dates

  • 1871-1974
  • Majority of material found within 1920-1950

Creator

Language of Materials

English.

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Conditions Governing Access

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright owner of this collection is unknown. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Biographical / Historical

Alma Lutz was born in 1890. She graduated from Vassar College in 1912, and later received an Honorary degree from Russell Sage College. She was a writer and editor for the National Woman's Party from the 1920's to the 1940's, and published numerous articles on women's rights. Lutz authored several works on women leaders and women's history, including: Created Equal: A Biography of Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1940); With Love, Jane: Letters From American Women on the War Front (1945); Susan B. Anthony: Rebel, Crusader, Humanitarian (1959); Emma Willard, Pioneer Educator of American Women (1964); and Crusade for Freedom: Women of the Anti-Slavery Movement (1968). She was part of historian Mary Beard's circle of women activists and scholars and served on the advisory board of the Schlesinger Library. She also served as a Trustee for the Zion Research Library for Bible Study and History of Christian Church and was a member of the Massachusetts Committee for the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) in Massachusetts in the 1940s. Alma Lutz died on 31 August 1973.

Extent

1 boxes (.25 linear feet)

Overview

Biographer, editor, and historian. Papers consist primarily of material related to her work on the proposed Equal Rights Amendment, including writings, Congressional reports, and pamphlets. Printed material, writings, and speeches on women's rights, suffrage, and the National Woman's Party; plus a letter from John Stuart Mill.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Alma Lutz donated these materials to the Sophia Smith Collection circa 1946 to 1968.

Related Material

The bulk of the Alma Lutz Papers are at Vassar College Library, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Processing Information

The collection is unprocessed. Finding aid revised in 2002 by Gayla Spaulding, intern.

Creator

Title
Alma Lutz papers
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Date
2003
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: mnsss100 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02-5c.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:10-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Young Library
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