Alice Stone Blackwell's papers, dating from 1848 to 1957, constitute the largest group in the Blackwell Family Papers, and they reflect her significant role in the women's suffrage movement, her editorship of the Woman's Journal, and her literary endeavors translating and promoting the work of Armenian, Russian, and Spanish poets.
Harriot Stanton Blatch Hanging Posters for Emmeline Pankhurst Tour. January 11, 1911. Manuscript Division. exhibit display
Harriot Stanton Blatch (1856-1940) [catalog record] helped to pave the way for the 1890 merger by insisting ten years earlier that her mother and Anthony include a discussion
of Stone and the American Woman Suffrage Association in their History of Woman Suffrage. They consented and asked Blatch to write the chapter. She later helped to revitalize the suffrage movement in the early 1900s,
when she returned to the United States after living in England for many years and introduced to American suffragists some
of the militant street tactics that characterized the British campaign. As founder of the Equality League of Self-Supporting
Women (later renamed the Women's Political Union), Blatch attempted, at least initially, to blend varying class interests
of suffragists and was successful in pushing a suffrage amendment through the New York state legislature in 1913, which became
law four years later by state referendum. Her papers (14 volumes; 1907-15) document the New York campaign, the centennial
celebration of her mother's birth, and her efforts to bring Emmeline Pankhurst and other British suffragists on speaking tours
of the United States.
A third source of information about the 1890 merger is the papers of William Dudley Foulke (2,500 items; ca. 1470-1952; bulk 1868-1935) [catalog record], president of the American Woman Suffrage Association from 1886 to 1890 and chairman of the woman's suffrage congress at
Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893.