Carrie Chapman Catt, Letter
Title: Carrie Chapman
Creator: Catt, Carrie Chapman,
Quantity: 1 letter
Collection Number: MS 0174
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Preferred Citation: Carrie Chapman Catt, Letter (MS 0174). Archives & Special Collections,
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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
Box 1. Folder 1. Letter, 1927, Dec. 20