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Carrie Chapman Catt, Letter

Title: Carrie Chapman Catt, Letter

Creator: Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947

Dates: 1927

Quantity: 1 letter

Collection Number: MS 0174

Language: English

Restrictions: None

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Preferred Citation: Carrie Chapman Catt, Letter (MS 0174). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.


A leader in the women's suffrage movement, Carrie (Lane) Chapman Catt was born in Ripon, Wisconsin, and lived in Charles City, Iowa as a child. After graduating from Iowa State College in Ames, Iowa, she worked as a teacher and in 1883 superintendent of schools in Mason City, Iowa. She became involved in promoting women's suffrage in the 1880s and served two terms as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) from 1900 to 1904 and from 1915 to 1920. In 1920, Catt founded the League of Women Voters as a successor to NAWSA.

Scope and Content:

The letter written December 20, 1927 by Carrie Chapman Catt to Kate F. O'Connor was formerly inserted in volume 1 of Ida Husted Harper, The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (JK1899.A6 H3x 1899), inscribed by Susan B. Anthony to Miss Kate F. O'Connor. Edith Abbott, a graduate of the University of Nebraska, owned the book. The three-paragraph letter discusses press coverage of a speech and women's organizations.


Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947

Women's Suffrage

First-wave feminism

Container List: Box 1. Folder 1. Letter, 1927, Dec. 20

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