Laura Clay papers

Abstract

The Laura Clay papers (dated 1819-1959, bulk 1906-1920; 12.73 cubic feet; 32 boxes, 2 folders, 3 items) consists of correspondence, pamphlets, periodicals, organizational records, petitions, scrapbooks, broadsides, programs, legal documents, and suffrage pins and ribbons, which document the career of Kentucky suffragist Laura Clay.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Laura Clay papers
Creator
Clay, Laura
Extent
12.73 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Temperance.
Episcopal Church -- Kentucky
Women -- Suffrage -- Kentucky.
Women -- Suffrage -- United States.
Women's rights -- United States -- History.
Women's rights -- Kentucky.
Women -- Political activity -- Kentucky.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding Aid prepared by Erin Weber
Preferred Citation
46m4: [identification of item], Laura Clay papers, 1819-1959, bulk 1906-1920, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Laura Clay, daughter of emancipationist Cassius M. Clay and his first wife, Mary Jane Warfield Clay, was born at the family estate, White Hall, in 1849. As a result of her parents' divorce and the inequitable property settlement which followed, Clay devoted herself to improving the unworthy position of women as a suffragist and social reformer. She was a founder of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association and the organization's first president. She was recognized as a national leader in the women's suffrage movement and served as an officer of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. However, because she wished suffrage to be granted at the state level, she left the ranks of the national movement as the nineteenth amendment was about to be ratified. She continued to be active in the cause of women's rights after 1920, and ran unsuccessfully for the Kentucky Senate in 1923. Clay also worked for the temperance movement, the Democratic Party, and her Episcopal church. She died at age 92 in 1941.
Scope and Content
The Laura Clay papers (dated 1819-1959, bulk 1906-1920; 12.73 cubic feet; 32 boxes, 2 folders, 3 items) consists of correspondence, pamphlets, periodicals, organizational records, petitions, scrapbooks, broadsides, programs, legal documents, and suffrage pins and ribbons, which document the career of Kentucky suffragist Laura Clay. The bulk of the collection consists of Clay's correspondence with other suffragists, family members, legislators, and businesspeople. Notable correspondents include Susan B. Anthony, Carrie Chapman Catt, Anna Howard Shaw, Harriet Taylor Upton, Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Ida Husted Harper, Kate M. Gordon, Alice Stone Blackwell, Ida Porter Boyer, and her father Cassius M. Clay. . The collection includes programs, petitions, expenditures, and minutes of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association, the National American Woman Suffrage Association, and the Southern States Woman Suffrage Conference. Additionally, the collection includes membership card rolls for the Fayette County Equal Rights Association and the Kentucky Equal Rights Association. There are a number of pamphlets dealing with topics such as woman suffrage, child welfare, civil service reform, the peace movement during World War I, and temperance as well as speeches given by Laura Clay and others on these topics. The collection contains periodicals, newspapers, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings related to women's issues. It also holds many of Laura Clay's personal materials, including a diary, badges, banners, and compositions. Additionally, the collection contains six of her scrapbooks, containing newspaper clippings, programs, and handwritten notes.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1849-1959, undated

The Correspondence series contains correspondence to and from Laura Clay. The majority of these letters are professional and deal with some question of women's suffrage, women's rights, the Democratic Party, the Episcopal Church, temperance, or organizations and conferences pertaining to these issues. There are some personal letters, including wedding invitations and holiday postcards. Additionally, the series contains a small amount of correspondence between other Clay family members.

Family correspondence, 1849-1940, undated

The family correspondence subseries includes letters from various members of Laura Clay's family. The most prominent family members are her sisters Sarah Lewis Sallie Clay Bennett, Anne Clay Crenshaw, and Mary Barr Clay Herrick; each also worked in the suffrage movement. Laura Clay's mother, Mary Jane Warfield Clay, also figures prominently in this correspondence subseries. This subseries includes extended family members, including a number of cousins, nieces, and nephews. In the event that the correspondence is between two family members other than Laura Clay, it is filed with the sender.

Sallie Clay Bennett (sister), 1861-1924

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Warfield Clay Bennett (nephew), 1910-1938

  • Box 1, folder 2
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(Mrs. Warfield) Esther Bennett, 1913-1941

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Brutus Clay (brother), 1855-1922

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Cassius M. Clay (father), 1864-1903

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Green Clay (brother), 1860-1866

  • Box 1, folder 6
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(Mrs. Green) Cornelia Clay (sister-in-law), 1863-1865

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Green Clay (nephew), 1908-1937

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Mary Jane Warfield Clay (mother), 1849-1866

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Mary Jane Warfield Clay (mother), 1869-1899, undated

  • Box 1, folder 10
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Warfield Clay (brother), 1850-1852

  • Box 1, folder 11
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Anne Clay Crenshaw (sister), 1879-1923

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Mary Barr Clay Herrick (sister), 1861-1922, undated

  • Box 1, folder 13
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Helen Bennett, Laura Bennett Garland, Elise Bennett Smith (nieces), 1900-1940, undated

  • Box 1, folder 14
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Mary Clay Johnston, Charlotte Clay Vernon (nieces), 1932-1940

  • Box 1, folder 15
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Fanny Crenshaw, Mary Warfield Crenshaw (nieces), 1912-1940

  • Box 1, folder 16
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Clay Herrick (nephew), 1913-1924

  • Box 1, folder 17
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W.C. Benton, C.M. Clay Jr., Josephine C. Gorde, R.B. Lawrence, Katherine Reid, A.C. Shackelford (cousins), 1900-1938, undated

  • Box 1, folder 18
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Various family correspondence, 1852-1940, undated

  • Box 1, folder 19
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Suffrage correspondence, 1892-1937, undated

The suffragists correspondence subseries includes letters to and from Susan B. Anthony, Alice Stone Blackwell, Ida Porter Boyer, Madeline McDowell Breckinridge (Mrs. Desha Breckinridge), Carrie Chapman Catt, Kate M. Gordon, Ida Husted Harper, Anna Howard Shaw, and Harriet Taylor Upton. In the event that the correspondence is between two important suffragists other than Laura Clay, it is filed with the sender.

Susan B. Anthony, 1892-1906

1892-1898

  • Box 2, folder 1
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1900-1906

  • Box 2, folder 2
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Alice Stone Blackwell, 1893-1936, undated

1893-1907

  • Box 2, folder 3
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1908-1909

  • Box 2, folder 4
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1910

  • Box 2, folder 5
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1911

  • Box 2, folder 6
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1912

  • Box 2, folder 7
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1913-1936, undated

  • Box 2, folder 8
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Ida Porter Boyer, 1906-1922, undated

1906-1907

  • Box 2, folder 9
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1908

  • Box 2, folder 10
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1909

  • Box 2, folder 11
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1910

  • Box 2, folder 12
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1911-1913

  • Box 2, folder 13
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1914-1916

  • Box 2, folder 14
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1917-1922, undated

  • Box 2, folder 15
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Madeline Madge McDowell (Desha) Breckinridge, 1907-1922, undated

1907-1912

  • Box 2, folder 16
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1913

  • Box 2, folder 17
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1914

  • Box 2, folder 18
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1915

  • Box 2, folder 19
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1916-1922, undated

  • Box 2, folder 20
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Carrie Chapman Catt, 1895-1937, undated

1895-1908

  • Box 2, folder 21
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1916

  • Box 2, folder 22
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1917

  • Box 2, folder 23
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1918-1937, undated

  • Box 2, folder 24
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Kate M. Gordon, 1895-1923, undated

1895-1905

  • Box 3, folder 1
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1907 January-September

  • Box 3, folder 2
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1907 October-December

  • Box 3, folder 3
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1908 January-June

  • Box 3, folder 4
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1908 July-December

  • Box 3, folder 5
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1909 January-March

  • Box 3, folder 6
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1909 April-December

  • Box 3, folder 7
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1910

  • Box 3, folder 8
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1911 January-July

  • Box 3, folder 9
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1911 August-December

  • Box 3, folder 10
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1912-1913

  • Box 3, folder 11
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1914

  • Box 3, folder 12
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1915

  • Box 3, folder 13
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1916-1917

  • Box 3, folder 14
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1918 January-June

  • Box 3, folder 15
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1918 July-December

  • Box 3, folder 16
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1919 February-May

  • Box 3, folder 17
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1919 June-August

  • Box 3, folder 18
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1920-1923, undated

  • Box 3, folder 19
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Ida Husted Harper, 1900-1923

1900-1907

  • Box 3, folder 20
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1918-1923

  • Box 3, folder 21
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Anna Howard Shaw, 1904-1918, undated

1904-1905

  • Box 4, folder 1
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1906 June-October

  • Box 4, folder 2
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1906 November

  • Box 4, folder 3
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1906 December

  • Box 4, folder 4
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1907 January-April

  • Box 4, folder 5
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1907 May-July

  • Box 4, folder 6
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1907 September-December

  • Box 4, folder 7
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1908 January-April

  • Box 4, folder 8
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1908 May-December

  • Box 4, folder 9
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1909 January-February

  • Box 4, folder 10
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1909 March-August

  • Box 4, folder 11
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1909 September-December

  • Box 4, folder 12
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1910 January

  • Box 4, folder 13
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1910 February-April

  • Box 4, folder 14
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1910 May-August

  • Box 4, folder 15
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1910 September-December

  • Box 4, folder 16
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1911 January-February

  • Box 4, folder 17
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1911 March-May

  • Box 4, folder 18
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1911 June-August

  • Box 4, folder 19
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1911 September-December

  • Box 4, folder 20
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1912-1918, undated

  • Box 4, folder 21
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Harriet Taylor Upton, 1898-1923, undated

1898-1904

  • Box 5, folder 1
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1906 January-June

  • Box 5, folder 2
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1906 July

  • Box 5, folder 3
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1906 August

  • Box 5, folder 4
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1906 September-October

  • Box 5, folder 5
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1906 November-December

  • Box 5, folder 6
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1907 January-March

  • Box 5, folder 7
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1907 April-May

  • Box 5, folder 8
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1907 June-September

  • Box 5, folder 9
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1907 October-December

  • Box 5, folder 10
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1908 January-May

  • Box 5, folder 11
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1908 June-August

  • Box 5, folder 12
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1908 September-December

  • Box 5, folder 13
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1909 January-August

  • Box 5, folder 14
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1909 September-December

  • Box 5, folder 15
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1910 January-February

  • Box 5, folder 16
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1910 March 1-14

  • Box 5, folder 17
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1910 March 15-31

  • Box 5, folder 18
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1910 April-December

  • Box 6, folder 1
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1911

  • Box 6, folder 2
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1912

  • Box 6, folder 3
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1913

  • Box 6, folder 4
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1914-1915

  • Box 6, folder 5
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1916-1918

  • Box 6, folder 6
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1919-1923, undated

  • Box 6, folder 7
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General correspondence, 1852-1959, undated

The general correspondence subseries contains all other correspondence. It also includes empty envelopes and incomplete letters without a signature.

1852-1881

  • Box 6, folder 8
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1882-1887

  • Box 6, folder 9
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1888

  • Box 6, folder 10
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1889-1890

  • Box 6, folder 11
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1891-1892

  • Box 6, folder 12
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1893

  • Box 6, folder 13
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1894 January-September

  • Box 6, folder 14
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1894 October-December

  • Box 6, folder 15
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1895

  • Box 6, folder 16
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1896

  • Box 6, folder 17
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1897

  • Box 6, folder 18
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1898-1899

  • Box 6, folder 19
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1900-1901

  • Box 6, folder 20
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1902-1903

  • Box 6, folder 21
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1904 January-June

  • Box 7, folder 1
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1904 July-December

  • Box 7, folder 2
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1905 January-February

  • Box 7, folder 3
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1905 March

  • Box 7, folder 4
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1905 April-May

  • Box 7, folder 5
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1905 June-August

  • Box 7, folder 6
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1905 September-December

  • Box 7, folder 7
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1906 January-May

  • Box 7, folder 8
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1906 June

  • Box 7, folder 9
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1906 July

  • Box 7, folder 10
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1906 August

  • Box 7, folder 11
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1906 September

  • Box 7, folder 12
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1906 October

  • Box 7, folder 13
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1906 November 1-11

  • Box 7, folder 14
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1906 November 12-30

  • Box 7, folder 15
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1906 December 1-14

  • Box 7, folder 16
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1906 December 15-31

  • Box 7, folder 17
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1907 January-February

  • Box 7, folder 18
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1907 March-May

  • Box 7, folder 19
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1907 June-August

  • Box 7, folder 20
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1907 September-October

  • Box 7, folder 21
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1907 November-December

  • Box 7, folder 22
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1908 January-February

  • Box 7, folder 23
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1908 March-April

  • Box 8, folder 1
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1908 May-June

  • Box 8, folder 2
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1908 July-October

  • Box 8, folder 3
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1908 November-December

  • Box 8, folder 4
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1909 January 1-15

  • Box 8, folder 5
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1909 January 16-31

  • Box 8, folder 6
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1909 February 1-14

  • Box 8, folder 7
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1909 February 15-28

  • Box 8, folder 8
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1909 March 1-7

  • Box 8, folder 9
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1909 March 8-31

  • Box 8, folder 10
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1909 April

  • Box 8, folder 11
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1909 May 1-14

  • Box 8, folder 12
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1909 May 15-31

  • Box 8, folder 13
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1909 June-July

  • Box 8, folder 14
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1909 August-October

  • Box 8, folder 15
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1909 November

  • Box 8, folder 16
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1909 December 1-14

  • Box 9, folder 1
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1909 December 15-31

  • Box 9, folder 2
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1910 January 1-14

  • Box 9, folder 3
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1910 January 15-31

  • Box 9, folder 4
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1910 February

  • Box 9, folder 5
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1910 March 1-20

  • Box 9, folder 6
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1910 March 21-31

  • Box 9, folder 7
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1910 April

  • Box 9, folder 8
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1910 May

  • Box 9, folder 9
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1910 June

  • Box 9, folder 10
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1910 July

  • Box 9, folder 11
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1910 August

  • Box 9, folder 12
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1910 September

  • Box 9, folder 13
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1910 October

  • Box 9, folder 14
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1910 November 1-22

  • Box 9, folder 15
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1910 November 23-30

  • Box 9, folder 16
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1910 December 1-14

  • Box 9, folder 17
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1910 December 15-31

  • Box 9, folder 18
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1910

  • Box 9, folder 19
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1911 January

  • Box 9, folder 20
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1911 February

  • Box 9, folder 21
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1911 March

  • Box 10, folder 1
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1911 April-May

  • Box 10, folder 2
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1911 June 1-21

  • Box 10, folder 3
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1911 June 22-30

  • Box 10, folder 4
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1911 July 1-14

  • Box 10, folder 5
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1911 July 15-31

  • Box 10, folder 6
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1911 August 1-14

  • Box 10, folder 7
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1911 August 15-31

  • Box 10, folder 8
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1911 September 1-14

  • Box 10, folder 9
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1911 September 15-21

  • Box 10, folder 10
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1911 September 22-30

  • Box 10, folder 11
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1911 October

  • Box 10, folder 12
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1911 November

  • Box 10, folder 13
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1911 December

  • Box 10, folder 14
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1912 January

  • Box 10, folder 15
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1912 February 1-14

  • Box 10, folder 16
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1912 February 15-29

  • Box 10, folder 17
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1912 March

  • Box 11, folder 1
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1912 April

  • Box 11, folder 2
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1912 May-June

  • Box 11, folder 3
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1912 July

  • Box 11, folder 4
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1912 August

  • Box 11, folder 5
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1912 September

  • Box 11, folder 6
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1912 October

  • Box 11, folder 7
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1912 November 1-14

  • Box 11, folder 8
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1912 November 15-30

  • Box 11, folder 9
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1912 December

  • Box 11, folder 10
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1913 January

  • Box 11, folder 11
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1913 February

  • Box 11, folder 12
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1913 March

  • Box 11, folder 13
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1913 April

  • Box 11, folder 14
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1913 May

  • Box 11, folder 15
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1913 June-July

  • Box 11, folder 16
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1913 August-September

  • Box 11, folder 17
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1913 October-December

  • Box 11, folder 18
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1914 February

  • Box 11, folder 19
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1914 March-April

  • Box 11, folder 20
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1914 May-June

  • Box 11, folder 21
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1914 July-August

  • Box 11, folder 22
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1914 September-October

  • Box 11, folder 23
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1914 November

  • Box 12, folder 1
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1914 December

  • Box 12, folder 2
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1915 January

  • Box 12, folder 3
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1915 February-March

  • Box 12, folder 4
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1915 April-May

  • Box 12, folder 5
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1915 June 1-16

  • Box 12, folder 6
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1915 June 17-30

  • Box 12, folder 7
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1915 July-September

  • Box 12, folder 8
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1915 October-November

  • Box 12, folder 9
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1915 December

  • Box 12, folder 10
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1916 January-March

  • Box 12, folder 11
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1916 April

  • Box 12, folder 12
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1916 May-June

  • Box 12, folder 13
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1916 July

  • Box 12, folder 14
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1916 August

  • Box 12, folder 15
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1916 September-October

  • Box 12, folder 16
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1916 November

  • Box 12, folder 17
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1916 December

  • Box 12, folder 18
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1917 January

  • Box 12, folder 19
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1917 February

  • Box 12, folder 20
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1917 March

  • Box 12, folder 21
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1917 April-May

  • Box 12, folder 22
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1917 June-October

  • Box 12, folder 23
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1917 November-December

  • Box 12, folder 24
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1918 January

  • Box 12, folder 25
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1918 February

  • Box 13, folder 1
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1918 March

  • Box 13, folder 2
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1918 April-July

  • Box 13, folder 3
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1918 August-September

  • Box 13, folder 4
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1918 October

  • Box 13, folder 5
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1918 November-December

  • Box 13, folder 6
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1919 January-April

  • Box 13, folder 7
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1919 May

  • Box 13, folder 8
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1919 June

  • Box 13, folder 9
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1919 July

  • Box 13, folder 10
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1919 August-October

  • Box 13, folder 11
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1919 November-December

  • Box 13, folder 12
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1920 January

  • Box 13, folder 13
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1920 February-April

  • Box 13, folder 14
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1920 May

  • Box 13, folder 15
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1920 June-December

  • Box 13, folder 16
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1921

  • Box 13, folder 17
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1922 January-April

  • Box 13, folder 18
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1922 May-December

  • Box 13, folder 19
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1923 January-August

  • Box 13, folder 20
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1923 September-December

  • Box 13, folder 21
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1924-1929

  • Box 13, folder 22
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1930-1936

  • Box 13, folder 23
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1937-1959

  • Box 13, folder 23
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A-L, undated

  • Box 14, folder 1
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M-Z, undated

  • Box 14, folder 2
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Incomplete, undated

  • Box 14, folder 3
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Empty envelopes, 1866-1940, undated

  • Box 14, folder 4
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Biographical, 1850-1941, undated

The Biographical series contains compositions by Laura Clay and others, biographical notes, and various artifacts pertaining to Clay's life. The artifacts include things such as unmarked postcards, recipes, personal receipts, and one souvenir book of photographs from Switzerland.

Laura Clay biographical notes, 1886-1922, undated

  • Box 14, folder 5
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Genealogical notes and obituaries, 1903-1941, undated

  • Box 14, folder 6
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Incomplete notes, 1890-1920, undated

  • Box 14, folder 7
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Warfield Clay compositions, 1850-1851

  • Box 14, folder 8
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Laura Clay compositions, 1893-1918

  • Box 14, folder 9
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Laura Clay compositions, 1919-1923

  • Box 14, folder 10
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Laura Clay compositions, undated

  • Box 14, folder 11
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Laura Gregg, Vere Golthwaite compositions, 1908-1909

  • Box 14, folder 12
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Votes for women banner, undated

  • Box 14, folder 13
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Postcards and stamps, 1915-1916, undated

  • Box 14, folder 14
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Recipes, undated

  • Box 14, folder 15
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Directions for knitting socks, undated

  • Box 14, folder 16
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Offering collection box, undated

  • Box 14, folder 17
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Ink pad, calendar, bridge scorecard, 1906, undated

  • Box 15, folder 1
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Personal receipts, 1892-1913

  • Box 15, folder 2
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Personal receipts, 1914-1941, undated

  • Box 15, folder 3
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Map of Ireland, 1918

  • Box 30, folder 2
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Certificates, 1898-1933

  • Box 30, folder 3
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Souvenir de la Suisse, undated

  • Item 1
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Organizations, 1881-1933, undated

The Organizations series includes meeting minutes, budget records, expenditures, and membership cards for official organizations. Most of the organizations promote women's suffrage, including the Kentucky Equal Rights Association, the National American Woman Suffrage Association, and the Southern States Woman Suffrage Conference. There are also scattered documents pertaining to Kentucky Women's Clubs, the Democratic Party, and suffrage associations from other states. The series includes three boxes of membership cards from the Fayette County Equal Suffrage Association and one from the Kentucky Equal Rights Association.

Citizens Committee for States Suffrage Amendment documents, 1919

  • Box 15, folder 4
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Fayette County Equal Rights Association, 1901-1915, undated

1901-1912, undated

  • Box 15, folder 5
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Roll of members A-L, 1908-1915

  • Box 24
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Roll of members M-Z, 1908-1915

  • Box 25
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Roll of members, 1916

  • Box 26
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Kentucky Equal Rights Association, 1889-1919, undated

History and Articles of Incorporation, 1889-1903

  • Box 15, folder 6
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Newsletters, 1903-1911

  • Box 15, folder 7
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Minutes, 1908-1919

  • Box 15, folder 8
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Expenditures, 1913-1917, undated

  • Box 15, folder 9
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Essay contest rules, membership lists, certificates, 1909-1916, undated

  • Box 15, folder 10
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Roll of members, undated

  • Box 27
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Kentucky Woman Suffrage Association documents, 1881-1908

  • Box 15, folder 11
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Kentucky Woman's Clubs documents, 1900-1923

  • Box 15, folder 12
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Lexington and Fayette County Joint Committee on School Suffrage documents, 1909

  • Box 15, folder 13
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National American Woman Suffrage Association, 1889-1919, undated

Minutes, 1906-1908

  • Box 15, folder 14
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Minutes, 1909

  • Box 15, folder 15
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Minutes, 1910-1911

  • Box 15, folder 16
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Expenditures, 1897-1912

  • Box 15, folder 17
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Newsletters, 1911-1919

  • Box 15, folder 18
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Life membership certificate, proposed amendments, publication list, 1889-1912, undated

  • Box 15, folder 19
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Southern States Woman Suffrage Conference documents, 1906-1919

  • Box 15, folder 20
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Woman's Journal , 1910-1915, undated

Expenditures, 1910-1911

  • Box 15, folder 21
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1910-1915, undated

  • Box 15, folder 22
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State suffrage organizations, 1894-1919, undated

Arizona, DC, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, 1909-1918

  • Box 15, folder 24
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Michigan, Mississippi, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, 1894-1913, undated

  • Box 16, folder 1
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Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, 1904-1912, undated

  • Box 16, folder 2
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Assorted organizations, 1887-1933, undated

Kentucky organization documents, 1913-1933, undated

  • Box 15, folder 23
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National organization documents, 1887-1914, undated

  • Box 16, folder 3
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Assorted expenditures, 1906-1907, undated

  • Box 16, folder 4
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Assorted organization documents, 1905-1914, undated

  • Box 16, folder 5
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Unidentified roll call list, undated

  • Box 31, folder 5
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Printed materials, 1864-1956, undated

The Printed materials series includes pamphlets, petitions, event programs, journals, full newspapers, newspaper clippings, one broadside, and one poster advertising a speech by Laura Clay. Prominent periodical titles include the Congressional Record, Political Equality Series, Progress, The Woman's Journal, Woman's Tribune, Woman's Era, and the Union Signal.

Newspaper clippings, 1864-1940s, undated

1864-1898

  • Box 18, folder 18
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1900-1905

  • Box 19, folder 1
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1906-1909

  • Box 19, folder 2
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1910-1912

  • Box 19, folder 3
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1911-1916

  • Box 30, folder 36
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1913-1914

  • Box 19, folder 4
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1915-1916

  • Box 19, folder 5
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1916

  • Box 30, folder 37
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1917-1918

  • Box 19, folder 6
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1919 January-March

  • Box 19, folder 7
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1919 April-December

  • Box 19, folder 8
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1919, 1922

  • Box 32, folder 2
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1920

  • Box 19, folder 9
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1921-1940s

  • Box 19, folder 10
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1927-1932

  • Box 30, folder 38
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undated

  • Box 19, folder 11
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Periodicals, 1879-1956

Bulletin American School of Home Economics, 1914 June

  • Box 17, folder 10
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Central Methodist Advocate , 1909

  • Box 30, folder 8
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The Christian Life , 1889, 1894

  • Box 18, folder 1
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Christ's Way , 1904

  • Box 31, folder 1
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The Cochran Special , 1909

  • Box 30, folder 9
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Common Cause , 1910

  • Box 31, folder 2
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Congressional Record , 1915, 1956

  • Box 16, folder 6
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Congressional Record , 1919

  • Box 31, folder 3
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The Courant , 1913 January

  • Box 17, folder 11
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The Delineator , 1911

  • Box 30, folder 10
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The Democratic Woman's Journal , 1929 October-December

  • Box 18, folder 2
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Diocesan News , 1910-1919

  • Box 30, folder 11
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The Federation Bulletin for the Woman of To-Day , 1910 April

  • Box 17, folder 12
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Equal Suffrage leaflet, 1898-1900

  • Box 16, folder 7
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Ford Hall Folks , 1915 March 28

  • Box 17, folder 13
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Forth - The Spirit of Missions , 1939-1940

  • Box 17, folder 14
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General Federation Magazine , 1919 September

  • Box 17, folder 15
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Illinois Equal Suffrage Association Press Bulletin, 1915 October

  • Box 17, folder 16
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International Woman Suffrage Alliance , 1906

  • Box 16, folder 8
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International Woman Suffrage News , 1925

  • Box 16, folder 9
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Kentucky White Ribbon , 1910

  • Box 16, folder 10
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Kentucky Woman's Journal , 1917

  • Box 16, folder 11
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Legislative Federalist , 1916 July

  • Box 17, folder 17
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Life and Labor , 1911 Decembery

  • Box 17, folder 18
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McClure's Magazine , 1911 December

  • Box 17, folder 19
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Methodist Review , 1912

  • Box 16, folder 12
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Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association The Minnesota Bulletin, 1905 December

  • Box 17, folder 20
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The Missionary Voice , 1922 October

  • Box 17, folder 21
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The Missouri Woman , 1917 May

  • Box 17, folder 22
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National Bulletin , 1891-1894

  • Box 16, folder 13
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National Suffrage Bulletin , 1895 November

  • Box 17, folder 23
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National Suffrage News , 1917 February and May

  • Box 17, folder 24
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The National Suffragist , 1916 August

  • Box 17, folder 25
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New Citizen , 1913-1914

  • Box 16, folder 14
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New Near East , 1923, 1927

  • Box 16, folder 15
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The New Republic , 1920 September 22

  • Box 17, folder 26
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Old Theology Quarterly , 1897-1908

  • Box 16, folder 16
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The Osage , 1910 March

  • Box 17, folder 27
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Ottawa Guardian , 1911

  • Box 30, folder 12
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The Patriarch , 1904

  • Box 16, folder 17
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The Perfect Faith , 1898 June

  • Box 18, folder 3
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Political Equality Series , 1897-1908

  • Box 16, folder 18
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Progress , 1907

  • Box 30, folder 13
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Progress , 1908 January-March

  • Box 30, folder 14
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Progress , 1908 July-October

  • Box 30, folder 15
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Progress , 1908 December

  • Box 16, folder 19
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Progress , 1909 February-August

  • Box 30, folder 16
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Progress , 1909 September-October

  • Box 30, folder 17
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Progress , 1909 November-December

  • Box 30, folder 18
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Progress , 1910 January-February

  • Box 30, folder 19
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Progress , 1910 April-May

  • Box 30, folder 20
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Quarterly Letter , 1908 May

  • Box 17, folder 28
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The Remonstrances Against Woman Suffrage

  • Box 17, folder 29
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The Roosevelt Record , undated

  • Box 30, folder 21
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Sea Power , 1919-1920

  • Box 16, folder 20
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Southern Churchman , 1933-1941

  • Box 16, folder 21
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The Southern Review , 1920 May

  • Box 17, folder 30
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The Statesman , 1890 April

  • Box 17, folder 31
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St. Paul Pioneer Press , 1917

  • Box 30, folder 22
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Suffragette , 1913

  • Box 16, folder 22
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Survey , 1910 January 2

  • Box 17, folder 32
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Talks and Tales , 1899

  • Box 17, folder 33
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Thinkmaker , 1889, 1892

  • Box 16, folder 23
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Union Signal , 1898

  • Box 30, folder 23
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Union Signal , 1898, 1910-1912

  • Box 17, folder 1
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Votes for Women , 1910 May

  • Box 30, folder 24
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Votes for Women , 1910 October

  • Box 30, folder 25
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War Work Bulletin , 1918 September 10

  • Box 17, folder 34
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White Ribbon Review , 1906

  • Box 30, folder 26
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Woman Citizen , 1911, 1919

  • Box 17, folder 2
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Woman's Citizen , 1894-1898

  • Box 17, folder 3
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Woman's Era , 1895

  • Box 30, folder 27
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Woman's Era , 1910 February-March

  • Box 17, folder 4
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Woman's Era , 1910 November-1911 January

  • Box 17, folder 5
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Woman's Journal , 1911

  • Box 30, folder 28
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Woman's Journal , 1917

  • Box 30, folder 29
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Woman's Leader , 1921

  • Box 31, folder 4
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The Woman Patriot , 1926 May 1

  • Box 17, folder 35
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Woman's Progress , 1895 January

  • Box 17, folder 36
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Woman Suffrage leaflet, 1889-1895

  • Box 17, folder 6
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Woman's Standard , 1892

  • Box 17, folder 7
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Woman's Standard , 1907

  • Box 30, folder 30
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Woman's Tribune , 1888

  • Box 17, folder 8
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Women's Tribune , 1897 September

  • Box 30, folder 31
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Women's Tribune , 1903-1904

  • Box 30, folder 32
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Women's Tribune , 1906 March-May

  • Box 30, folder 33
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Women's Tribune , 1906 August-November

  • Box 30, folder 34
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Women's Tribune , 1907 October

  • Box 30, folder 35
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Woman's World , 1897

  • Box 17, folder 9
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Zion's Watchtower , 1907

  • Box 18, folder 4
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Pamphlets, 1885-1950s, undated

Votes for Women review and photograph, 1907

  • Box 18, folder 5
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Woman books bibliography, 1950s

  • Box 18, folder 6
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1885-1898

  • Box 18, folder 7
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1900-1908

  • Box 18, folder 8
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1910-1913

  • Box 18, folder 9
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1914-1916

  • Box 18, folder 10
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1917-1919

  • Box 18, folder 11
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1920-1935

  • Box 18, folder 12
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undated

  • Box 18, folder 13-14
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What Women Are Doing leaflet, 1920

  • Box 30, folder 5
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1914, undated

  • Box 30, folder 6
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1919

  • Box 30, folder 7
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1919-1920

  • Box 32, folder 1
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Petitions, 1889-1919, undated

  • Box 18, folder 15
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Posters and broadsides, 1910-1916

Vote for the Woman Suffrage Amendment, broadside, 1910 October 11

  • Folder 1
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Coming - Miss Laura Clay poster, 1916

  • Box 30, folder 4
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Programs, 1898-1940, undated

1898-1911

  • Box 18, folder 16
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1912-1940, undated

  • Box 18, folder 17
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Diary, 1864-1880

The Diary series contains one personal diary written by Laura Clay from 1864-1880. Use photocopies of the diary are included.

Diary, 1864-1880

  • Folder 2
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Color reproduction, 1864-1880

  • Box 19, folder 12
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Speeches, 1893-1940, undated

The Speeches series consists of speeches and addresses by Laura Clay and others. It also includes notes and rough drafts of these speeches. Most were given at luncheons, meetings, and other gatherings of the various suffrage associations. Additionally, the series includes undated and incomplete speeches.

1893-1894

  • Box 20, folder 1
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1903

  • Box 20, folder 2
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1905-1911

  • Box 20, folder 3
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1912-1916

  • Box 20, folder 4
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1917-1919

  • Box 20, folder 5
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1920-1927

  • Box 20, folder 6
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1928-1940

  • Box 20, folder 7
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undated

  • Box 20, folder 8
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Incomplete speeches, undated

  • Box 20, folder 9-10
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Legal, 1819-1941, undated

The Legal series contains documents pertaining to woman's suffrage as well as Laura Clay's personal legal matters. It includes bills, acts, joint-resolutions, and hearings from the United States Congress and the Kentucky General Assembly as well as some international bills and the Woman's Suffrage Amendment from Oregon. The series also contains tax documents, bonds, rent records, various court case documents, Laura Clay's will, and other wills where she is a beneficiary.

Bonds, 1932, 1941

  • Box 20, folder 11
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Oregon equal suffrage constitutional amendment, 1906

  • Box 20, folder 12
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States population chart, undated

  • Box 20, folder 13
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Rent records, undated

  • Box 20, folder 14
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Tax documents, 1931-1940, undated

  • Box 21, folder 1
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Bills, acts, joint resolutions for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, 1980-1933

  • Box 21, folder 2
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Bills, acts, hearings, joint resolutions for US Congress, 1913-1916

  • Box 21, folder 3
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Other bills, acts, joint resolutions, 1882-1917

  • Box 21, folder 4
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Wills, 1870-1905

  • Box 21, folder 5
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Wills, 1916-1940

  • Box 21, folder 6
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Documents relating to various court cases, 1819-1914

  • Box 21, folder 7
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Income tax returns, 1917

  • Box 30, folder 1
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Scrapbooks, 1820s-1913

The Scrapbooks series consists of six bound scrapbooks and one folder of loose-leaf items removed from the scrapbooks. The scrapbooks mainly include newspaper clippings of articles on the advancement of women's suffrage around the United States. Additional items include programs for events and handwritten notes.There are also some programs of events and handwritten notes.

1820s-1840s

  • Box 22, folder 1
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1877-1896

  • Box 22, folder 2
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Items removed from scrapbook, 1890s

  • Box 22, folder 3
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1901-1902

  • Box 23, folder 1
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1913

  • Box 23, folder 2
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1897-1900

  • Item 2
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1903-1906

  • Item 3
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Artifacts, 1899-1920, undated

The Artifacts series contains badges, buttons, medals, suffrage banners, pins, and ribbons from various suffrage conferences and organizations.

Democratic National Convention vice president medal, 1920

  • Box 28, item 1
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Jeweled star pin, undated

  • Box 28, item 2
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National American Woman Suffrage Association Sacagawea medal, 1905

  • Box 28, item 3
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Buttons, undated

  • Box 28, item 4
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Oklahoma button and ribbon, undated

  • Box 28, item 5
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Pocket pen, undated

  • Box 28, item 6
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Watch face, undated

  • Box 28, item 7
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Ten cent token, undated

  • Box 28, item 8
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Blank pin, undated

  • Box 28, item 9
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Lucy Stone button and ribbon, undated

  • Box 28, item 10
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Woman's Peace Party badge, undated

  • Box 28, item 11
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Kentucky Educational Association button and ribbon, 1907

  • Box 28, item 12
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Southern Educational Association medal, undated

  • Box 28, item 13
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Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition ribbon, 1905

  • Box 28, item 14
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Tacoma Booster ribbon, undated

  • Box 28, item 15
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Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Woman's Suffrage Day ribbon, 1909

  • Box 28, item 16
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Votes for Women yellow triangle banners, undated

  • Box 28, item 17
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Flower pin, undated

  • Box 29, item 1
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Laura Clay Kentucky Equal Rights Association delegate badge, undated

  • Box 29, item 2
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Miss Clay Kentucky Equal Rights Association delegate badge, undated

  • Box 29, item 3
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Kentucky Equal Rights Association delegate badge, undated

  • Box 29, item 4-5
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National American Woman Suffrage Association delegate button and ribbon, 1899

  • Box 29, item 6
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National American Woman Suffrage Association auditor badge, 1907

  • Box 29, item 7
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National American Woman Suffrage Association chairman of committee badge, 1909

  • Box 29, item 8
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National Suffrage Convention delegate badge, 1916

  • Box 29, item 9
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National Suffrage Convention delegate badges, 1917

  • Box 29, item 10
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St. Louis World's Fair button and ribbon, 1904

  • Box 29, item 11
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Democratic State Convention delegate button and ribbon, undated

  • Box 29, item 12
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Spokane National Woman's Equal Suffrage Association button and ribbon, 1909

  • Box 29, item 13
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CTWC Cincinnati ribbon, circa 1910

  • Box 29, item 14
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Votes for Woman ribbon, undated

  • Box 30, folder 39
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Kentucky ribbon, undated

  • Box 31, folder 6
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Blank yellow ribbon, undated

  • Box 31, folder 7
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