Women's Rights Ephemera Collection

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Women's Rights ephemera collection
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Call Number: D.421
Dates: 1850 - 2011
Physical Description: 4 Manuscript Boxes, 2 Flat Boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: Printed material
Collection Overview
Title: Women's Rights ephemera collection
Call Number: D.421
Dates: 1850 - 2011
Physical Description: 4 Manuscript Boxes, 2 Flat Boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
The Women's Rights Ephemera Collection represents the media coverage Susan B. Anthony and her fellow activists received as well as their lasting influence and impact. As women's history developed as a recognized field of study in the 1960s and 1970s, the world and Rochester, New York, in particular, rediscovered their native daughter, Susan B. Anthony. The city held celebrations commemorating her birthday, the anniversary of her arrest for voting in the 1872 presidential election, as well as the founding and growth of the Susan B. Anthony House.

Scope and Content
This collection is comprised of one series: Print Material. Print Material includes original clippings and copies of newspaper articles from Rochester newspapers like the Democratic and Chronicle as well as national publications like the New York Times. These articles range in date from 1852-2011. This series also includes programs and pamphlets containing event announcements, book publication announcements, as well as postcards and commemorative printed materials. There are also two plays written by Arlene Brent Fanale as well as papers given by Richard S. Gilbert in 2001 titled, "The Religion of Susan B. Anthony," and a second paper by an unnamed presenter titled, "Anthony and Douglass: Friends and Allies," delivered in 2006. There are three photographs taken at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., two of a bust of Susan B. Anthony, and the third capturing a deck of playing cards sold in the gift shop. Finally, there are two video tapes titled, "Great American for Children": Susan B. Anthony and Seneca Reflections: Celebrating 150 Years of Women's Rights, and one record album titled, The Mother of Us All An Opera.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Staff members in the Rare Books and Special Collections Department collected the materials in the Women's Rights Ephemera Collection from the 1970s to the present. The provenance of the earlier items is unknown.Access
The Women's Rights ephemera collection is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Women's Rights ephemera collection, D.421, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
rarebks@library.rochester.edu
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Content List
Series I: Printed material
Box 1, Folder 1Newspaper articles, 1852 - 1884
Box 1, Folder 2Newspaper articles, 1896 - June 1899
Box 1, Folder 3Newspaper articles, July - December 1899
Box 1, Folder 4Newspaper articles, 1900
Box 1, Folder 5Newspaper articles, 1901- 1902
Box 1, Folder 6Newspaper articles, 1903 - 1905
Box 1, Folder 7Newspaper articles, 1906 - 1909
Box 1, Folder 8Newspaper articles, 1910 - 1911
Box 1, Folder 9Newspaper articles, circa 1912
Box 1, Folder 10Newspaper articles, circa 1912
Box 1, Folder 11Newspaper articles, 1912 - 1919
Box 1, Folder 12Newspaper articles, 1920 - 1934
Box 1, Folder 13Newspaper articles, 1935 - 1939
Box 1, Folder 14Newspaper articles, 1940 - 1949
Box 1, Folder 15Newspaper articles, 1950 - 1959
Box 2, Folder 1Newspaper articles, 1964 - 1976
Box 2, Folder 2Newspaper articles, 1978 - 1979
Box 2, Folder 3Newspaper articles, 1980 - 1983
Box 2, Folder 4Newspaper articles, 1984 - 1988
Box 2, Folder 5Newspaper articles, 1989 - 1993
Box 2, Folder 6Newspaper articles, 1994 - 1995
Box 2, Folder 7Newspaper articles, 1997
Box 2, Folder 8Newspaper articles, 1998 - 1999
Box 2, Folder 9Newspaper articles, 2000- 2005
Box 2, Folder 10Newspaper articles, 2006 - 2007
Box 3, Folder 1Newspaper articles, 2007- 2011
Box 3, Folder 2Newspaper articles, undated
Box 3, Folder 3Newspaper articles, undated
Box 3, Folder 4Roses for Susan, Aunt Susan's Legacy, by Arlene Brent Fanale
Box 3, Folder 5Lectures, 2001, 2006 2006
Box 3, Folder 6Pamphlets and programs, 1975 - 1997
Box 3, Folder 7Pamphlets and programs, 2008 - 2010, undated
Box 3, Folder 8Photographs, undated
2016 Accrual
Box 3, Folder 9Matchbook
This folder includes a matchbook with Susan B. Anthony's image in profile and the text "Women of Distinction Susan B. Anthony 1820-1906 Fighter for women's rights," purchased in 2016.

Box 4, Folder 1The Wasp, fragment, circa 1880
Box 4, Folder 2Various articles, 1998 - 2004
Box 5, Object 1"Great American for Children" Susan B. Anthony, Video tape
Box 5, Object 2The Mother of Us All An Opera by Virgil Thomson Text by Gertrude Stein Conducted by Raymond Leppard, record
Box 5, Object 3Seneca Reflections: Celebrating 150 Years of Women's Rights, Video tape
Box 6, Drawer 1Susan B. Anthony Medal issued in Rochester, New York, July 2, 1979
Box 6, Drawer 1First day cover for Susan B. Anthony stamp issued August 26, 1936
Box 6, Drawer 1Votes for Women stamps (9 items)
Box 6, Drawer 1Women march in Seneca Falls 2017 in solidarity, button, January 21, 2017
This button was produced and given out at a march for women's rights. The march in Seneca Falls, New York was part of a nation-wide effort on January 21, 2017 to raise awareness about women's rights issues.

Box 6, Drawer 2Half-tone printer's block of Susan B. Anthony
Box 6, Drawer 2Votes for Women banner
Box 6, Drawer 2Votes for Women playing cards
Box 6, Drawer 3Votes for Woman Suffrage November 2nd badge
Box 6, Drawer 3Votes for Woman Suffrage November 6th badge
Box 6, Drawer 3Votes for Woman Suffrage button; Votes for Woman 1915 Suffrage button
Box 6, Drawer 350 cent Susan B. Anthony United States postage stamps
Box 6, Drawer 3Susan B. Anthony suffrage button
Box 6, Drawer 3United States Susan B. Anthony one dollar coin, 1979
Box 6, Drawer 3Gold pin on velvet
Box 6, Drawer 33 cent Susan B. Anthony Suffrage for Women United States postage stamps
Box 6, Drawer 3Box which housed Bronze medal listed below:
Box 6, Drawer 3Bronze medal with a profile of Susan B. Anthony on obverse and "Failure is Impossible" on verso
Box 7, Object 1Votes for women pennant


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