Creator: The Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership
Title of collection: First Women Project
Date range: 2009-2010
Size: 1 Box
Call number: D.467
Rare Books & Special Collections
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
Language(s) of materials: English
The staff at the University of Rochester's The Susan B. Anthony Center for Leadership developed the First Women Project, beginning in 2009, to document the first women who served in various political offices throughout New York State.
Access and use
Access: The First Women Project is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact the Rare Books Special Collections & Preservation Department prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.
Restrictions on use and copyright information: In consultation with a curator, reproductions may be made upon request. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from a curator. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.
Acquisition and Appraisal
The papers were the gift of The Susan B. Anthony Center for Leadership, on November 26, 2012.
This collection was processed by Kathryn Hughes in 2012. Finding aid written by Kathryn Hughes and Lori Birrell in 2013.
(Name of item, if applicable), Collection Title, Date Span, Rare Books Special Collections & Preservation Department, University of Rochester.
Scope and content
The First Women Project is principally organized alphabetically by county. The folder for each county consists of information about the first women to serve in various political positions, including the legislature.
Folder: 1. Background
2. Contact Information
43. St. Lawrence
61. NYC - Bronx
62. NYC - Kings
63. NYC - New York
64. NYC - Queens
65. NYC - Richmond