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Guide to the Anne Henrietta Martin Papers, 1892-1951
BANC MSS P-G 282  
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Description
Papers pertaining to Martin's activities for woman suffrage, feminism, social hygiene, and pacificism. Also included are materials relating to her U.S. Senate campaigns in Nevada in 1918 and 1920. Correspondents include: Dean Acheson, Jane Addams, Gertrude Atherton, Mary Austin, Mary Ritter Beard, Carrie Chapman Catt, Katherine Fisher, Henry Ford, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Herbert Hoover, Cordell Hull, Belle La Follette, Henry Cabot Lodge, Margaret Long, H.L. Mencken, Francis G. Newlands, Alice Paul, Key Pittman, Jenette Rankin, Theodore Roosevelt, Upton Sinclair, Margaret Chase Smith, Lincoln Steffens, Dorothy Thompson, Mabel Vernon, Charles Erskine Scott Wood, Margaret Wood, and Maud Younger. The correspondence is supplemented by a large bulk of manuscripts and notes, pamphlets, magazine and newspaper clippings, campaign miscellany, suffrage material, personalia, and scrapbooks.
Background
Anne Henrietta Martin was born in Empire City, Nevada, Sept. 30, 1875, the daughter of William O'Hara Martin and Louise Stadtmuller Martin. She received her A.B. from the University of Nevada in 1894 and also an A.B. and M.A. in history from Stanford University in 1896 and 1897. From 1899-1901, she studied at Columbia University and the Universities of Leipzig and London. She headed the History Department of the University of Nevada from 1897-1899, and again resumed this post in 1901, at which time she also lectured in art history. From 1906 until 1910, she was active in the British suffrage campaign and while in London, Anne Martin met the Herbert Hoovers through her friend, Mary Austin. Also, while in London, Anne Martin was imprisoned for suffrage demonstrations. From 1911 to 1914, she was president of the Nevada Equal Franchise Society and organized the women of Nevada. In 1914, due to her efforts, Suffrage was won for Nevada women. She was appointed to the Nevada Educational Survey Commission in 1915 while from 1915 to 1918, she was active in the National Women's Party, where she served as National Chairman, and the National American Women's Suffrage Association.
Extent
Number of containers: 16 boxes, 8 cartons, and 17 volumes
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.