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Amy Schwartz Oppenheim papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SSC-MS-00116

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence relating to suffrage in New York State (1915- 1918); newspaper clippings; and miscellaneous correspondence.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1915-1951


Language of Materials


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

Amy Schwartz Oppenheim was born on 10 July 1878 in Louisville, Kentucky to Eugenie (Lehman) Schwartz and Moses Schwartz. She was educated at public and private schools. She married Laurent Oppenheim on 6 June 1900 and they had two children, Laurent and Jean Paul. Oppenheim was active in World War work and in suffrage campaigns. She was a member of the Republican party and participated actively in New York City politics. She was a founding member of the Women's National Republican Club and a charter member of the Women's City Club. She was involved in numerous other New York clubs and associations, as well, which were representative of her interests in the arts and the cultural life of the city. Oppenheim died in 1955.


0.229 linear feet (1 container)


Woman's club member; Suffragist. Collection contains correspondence relating to suffrage in New York State (1915-1918); newspaper clippings; and miscellaneous correspondence.

Amy Schwartz Oppenheim papers
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Repository Details

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

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