Record of Suffrage Interviews submitted by (Mrs. R.) Gladys Bragdon, 1918 July 1
Scope and Content
The records were arranged into five series which document the organization and activities of the League of Women Voters of Connecticut. The series include Minutes, Administrative Records, Correspondence, Press Files, Scrapbooks, and Notebooks.
Series 1. Minutes, 1935-1937, consist of financial reports, board minutes, committee minutes, correspondence, press releases, questionnaires, reports, programs, publications, publication price lists, candidate questionnaires, planning documents, publicity materials, and invitations.
Series 2. Administrative Records, 1928-1957, contains a folder with listings of annual concerted activities to assist local leagues. The series also contains a folder with league publications on the need for a Connecticut constitutional convention to revise the constitution.
Series 3. Correspondence, 1947-1955, includes correspondence from White House staff, United States Senators, United States Representatives, United States Senate and House Committee chairman and members, Secretary of State, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Director of the Foreign Operations Administration, and Governors. The bulk of the correspondence is in response to correspondence received from Connecticut League of Women Voters President Martha Briscoe. The correspondence covers the following topics: United Nations, United Nations technical assistance program, reciprocal trade agreement, Hoover Commission, international trade, national security programs, mutual security program, foreign trade, foreign aid, residual fuel oil importation, Congressional budgetary procedures, and the Bricker Amendment. The series also includes a folder with a handwritten list of correspondence by last name.
Series 4. Press Files, 1931-1932, contain clippings about topics of interest to the Connecticut League of Women Voters.
Series 5. Scrapbooks, 1925-1944, consist of eight scrapbooks which the bulk contain clippings about the league, topics of interest, events, annual conventions, and related news items of interest. The clippings in the scrapbooks are in a fragile condition with some being restricted. The ten folders in the series consist of original clippings and use copies of restricted clippings.
Series 6. Notebooks, 1918, contains a notebook with handwritten entries by (Mrs. R.) Gladys Bragdon of prominent Connecticut men's views on suffrage and if they supported the 19th Ammendment to the United States Constitution. Bragdon in the notebook entries notes the men's name, job title or position in government, party affiliation, if they signed a petition, interests, changed views, and if they support the 19th Amendment.
Restricted, consists of original clippings removed from the press files and scrapbooks and restricted due to there fragile condition. Use copies can be found in Series 4. Press Files and Series 5. Scrapbooks.
- 1918 July 1
Language of Materials
The records are in English.
Restrictions on Access
Original clippings in Series 4. Press Files and Series 5. Scrapbooks that have been removed and where noted in the container list are restricted due to there fragile condition. Use copies of the removed original clippings are located in Series 4. Press Files and Series 5. Scrapbooks folders where noted in the container list.
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From the Collection: 4.25 cubic feet
The notebook contains handwritten entries by (Mrs. R.) Gladys Bragdon about prominent Connecticut men's views on suffrage and if they supported ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The notebook is arranged alphabetically by last name.
Part of the Connecticut State Library Repository