Florence Harmon Dock Suffragist Scrapbook

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Florence Harmon Dock suffragist scrapbook
Creator: Dock, Florence Harmon, 1890-
Call Number: D.556
Dates: 1912-1938
Physical Description: 0.68 Cubic feet
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
Arrangement
Subject(s)
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Box 1 Florence Harmon's suffragist scrapbook, 1912-1938
Collection Overview
Title: Florence Harmon Dock suffragist scrapbook
Creator: Dock, Florence Harmon, 1890-
Call Number: D.556
Dates: 1912-1938
Physical Description: 0.68 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Florence Mirels Harmon (1890-?), later Florence Harmon Dock, was a suffragist, advocate for women's rights, and lawyer. She was the Secretary of the Political Equality Association founded by Mrs. O. H. R. Belmont (Alva Belmont), who followed the more militant tradition of suffrage influenced by Emmeline Pankhurst. Florence was also a public speaker in her own right, and was one of two women sent by Mrs. Belmont to deliver a forceful letter asking President Wilson to hear the case for woman suffrage in 1915. Among other accomplishments, she was Chair of the Republican Federation of Mt. Pleasant and Chappaqua County, NY; elected as the Republican delegate from Westchester County to the New York State Convention in 1924; held office as State Vice President for the National Association of Women Lawyers for Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; awarded membership of the Order of the Eastern Star in 1937, and more. She relocated to Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico in 1924 with her husband.

Scope and Content
A scrapbook of newspaper clippings and photographs compiled by suffragist Florence Harmon, with material dating from October 1912 through 1933. Many of the photographs of the suffragettes are labeled with their names and the dates and locations of the photos, and include candid shots from demonstrations, speeches, and events. There are also studio portrait photographs of several of the suffragists, including Florence. Other materials include a large amount of correspondence, event cards, fliers, a praise poem, certificates of achievement and recognition, and awards presented to Florence for her work. The beginning of the scrapbook has been very well organized, where the bulk of the material is arranged chronologically and dates 1912-1917, but hereafter the articles, letters, photographs, cards, etc. which had been pasted down in the beginning are interleaved loosely with the scrapbook pages. Other notable figures include Alva Belmont, Katherine Sophie Dreier, Irene Corwin Davison, Maud Cabot, Inez Milholland, Mary Ritter Beard, Blair Niles, Hazel MacKaye, and Georgiana Howland.

Arrangement
The collection is arranged in one series and is comprised of a single item.

Subject(s):
Women--Suffrage
Women lawyers
Suffragists
Newspaper clippings
Photographs
Albums (Books)
Dock, Florence Harmon, 1890-
National Association of Women Lawyers
Access
The Florence Harmon Dock suffragist scrapbook 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], Florence Harmon Dock suffragist scrapbook, D.556, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Lev Earle
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
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Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
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Finding aid publication date: November 2019
Content List
Box 1Florence Harmon's suffragist scrapbook, 1912-1938
Loose papers and clippings, 1918-1938
These loose materials were removed from where they had been kept in the back of the scrapbook and placed in sleeves to keep them from being further damaged. They include more newspaper clippings, correspondence with members of the National Association of Women Lawyers and other women's rights groups, and some blank letterhead from the Association featuring a list of officers.

Box 2, Folder 1Loose letters, 1922-1926
Box 2, Folder 2Loose awards and certificates, 1924, 1937, undated
Box 2, Folder 3Loose newsclippings, 1914-1924
Box 2, Folder 4Oversized loose newsclippings, 1914-1924


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