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Alma Lutz Papers, 1871-1974 (Bulk: 1920-1950)
1 box (.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 96

Abstract:
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.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

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

Restrictions on 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.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note
"The Women of 1848," speech delivered by Alma Lutz in Rochester, New York, 1948

"The Women of 1848," speech delivered by
Alma Lutz in Rochester, New York, 1948

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.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

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).


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

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

Restrictions on 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.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Alma Lutz Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

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

Processing Information

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


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Clippings


Box 1: folder 1
Writings


Box 1: folder 2
Speeches (including re: National Woman's Party and discrimination),
circa 1948, n.d.

Box 1: folder 3-5
Correspondence: John Stuart Mill to C.L. Brace,
1871

Box 1: folder 6
Suffrage and Woman's Rights: brochures and pamphlets


Box 1: folder 7-8
Equal Rights Amendment



Congressional reports,
1941-46, 1956

Box 1: folder 9
Pamphlets, writings


Box 1: folder 10
Comments,
1943-50

Box 1: folder 11
Endorsers


Box 1: folder 12
Protective legislation


Box 1: folder 13

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Subjects
  • Equal rights amendments--Massachusetts--History--Sources
  • Lutz, Alma
  • Mill, John Stuart, 1806-1873--Correspondence
  • Women's rights--United States--History--Sources


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