Records of the Susan B Anthony Memorial Committee

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The archive consists of typescript copies of 14 letters by Anthony, typescript copies of newspaper articles by her, and press cuttings, list of public memorials created up until 1949 and typescript background documents including typescript articles on and manuscript note by sculptor Adelaide Johnston, programmes. The records consist of 3 folders, containing loose documents copied by the Susan B Anthony Memorial Committee of California.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Susan B Anthony Memorial Committee (fl. 1937-1949) was established to help organise the creation of memorials to the American Suffragist. It appears to have operated between around 1937 and 1949, mainly working in California. It succeeded in having a giant tree named after her in the Sequoia National Park after an application to Interior Department of the United States government. It also resulted in a bequest of 500 volumes being bequeathed to the Huntingdon Library in California, that formed the nucleus of the significant women's studies collection that was later formed. In 1937, its committee consisted of Mrs Robert Adamson as the national Chair, Sue Brobst as the Californian Chair and Una R Winter as the vice-Chair of the region. Una Winter appears to have been responsible for the collation of the background information for the request.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library in advance of their first visit.

Acquisition Information

Received in the Library on 7 Jan 1948 [probably deposited by the Susan B Anthony Memorial Committee - check Fawcett Library Accession Registers]

Other Finding Aids

Fawcett Library Catalogue

Related Material

The Women's Library also holds some portrait photographs of Susan B Anthony and some correspondence between her and suffrage campaigners such as Millicent Fawcett. There are memorial items, such as photographs of the marble bust and sequoia tree memorial, a 'Susan B Anthony' suffrage banner (TWL.1998.19) and the design for the banner (2ASL/11/61).

The Susan B Anthony Letters Collection is held at Rochester Public Library, Local History Division, Manuscript Collection.

The Susan B Anthony House, Rochester, New York is a permanent memorial to her (see www.susanbanthonyhouse.org).

The United States National Archives holds papers on her legal trial.

Geographical Names