Lucy Tilden Stewart Suffrage collection
MSStew76

 An inventory of the collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Summary Information

Repository
Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
Creator
Stewart, Lucy Tilden
Title
Lucy Tilden Stewart Suffrage collection
ID
MSStew76
Date [inclusive]
1870-1911
Extent
4.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract:
Lucy Tilden Stewart (1873-1940) received training in social work at Hull House in Chicago, Illinois, and worked for a number of years in the city as a kindergarten teacher and social worker. Stewart later returned to Flint and opened an art shop. She was active in community organizations and engaged in social work in Flint. She and her mother, Mrs. Damon Stewart, shared a lifelong interest in politics and women's suffrage.

Preferred Citation

Lucy Tilden Stewart Suffrage collection, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Biographical Sketch

Lucy Tilden Stewart was born in Flint, Michigan, on December 18, 1873. She received training in social work at Hull House in Chicago, Illinois, and worked for a number of years in the city as a kindergarten teacher and social worker. Stewart later returned to Flint and opened an art shop. She was active in community organizations and engaged in social work in Flint. She and her mother, Mrs. Damon Stewart, shared a lifelong interest in politics and women's suffrage. The women's suffrage movement began to emerge around the time of her birth in the 1870s and gradually overcame resistance around the turn of the century. Women first gained the right to vote in national elections in 1893 in New Zealand. Women's suffrage expanded first in the Nordic countries and then throughout much of the Western world with women gaining the right to vote in Canada in 1918 and in the United States in 1920. Women could vote in many Latin American countries, in Turkey, and in Soviet Russia (1919) before World War II, but only in France after the war, and in Switzerland not until 1971.

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Scope and Contents

The Lucy Tilden Stewart Suffrage Collection includes an essay and handwritten notes by Lucy Tilden Stewart as well as reports, programs, pamphlets, and constitutions of several women's suffrage organizations and conventions such as the National Woman Suffrage Association, World's Congress of Representative Women, and National Council of Women of the United States. Published works including John Stuart Mill's The Subjection of Women, articles about women's suffrage, clippings, issues of newspapers and periodicals such as The Woman's Tribune, The Woman's Journal, Detroit Tribune, and Grand Rapids Eagle are also included.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives April 2005

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Revision Description

  07/15/2010

Restrictions on Access

None

Restrictions on Use

None

Acquisition Information

The Flint Public Library (Flint, Michigan) forwarded these materials to the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1976.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Stewart, Lucy Tilden -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Hull-House and Settlement House History.
  • Midwest Women's History.
  • Women artists.
  • Women's rights -- United States.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Lucy Tilden Stewart Suffrage Collection 

Box Folder

Issues of The Revolution, 1869-1870 

1 1

Mill, John Stuart. The Subjection of Women. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1870 

1 2

Connecticut Woman Suffrage Association - Tract No. 4, 1870 

1 3

Excerpts from U.S. Congressional Record, 1877 

1 4

U.S. Bureau of Education - Circulars of Information, 1882-1884 

1 5

National Woman Suffrage Association - Report, policy statement, 1884 

1 6

U.S. Congress - Speeches, reports, committee hearings, 1884-1900 

1 7

Clippings, 1885 

1 8

Speeches - Henry W. Blair in U.S. Senate, 1886 

1 9

United States. 49th Congress. 2nd sess. 1886-1887. Senate. Debate on Women Suffrage in the Senate of the United States, 2d Session, 49th Congress, December 8, 1886, and January 25, 1887. Washington, D.C., 1887 

1 10

International Council of Women, Washington, D.C., 1888 - Program, 1888 

1 11

Clippings, 1888-1891 

1 12

The Northwestern Reporter. Vol. 43, No. 1, 17 August 1889 

1 13

Handwritten essay, notes, National League of Women Voters pamphlet, 1890 

1 14

National Council of Women of the United States - Constitution, 1892 

1 15

World's Congress of Representative Women - Programs, [In English and French], 1893 

1 16

New York State Woman Suffrage Association - Report, 1894 

1 17

The Woman's Journal - Published articles, undated 

1 18

Pamphlet, handwritten note, undated 

1 19
Oversize

Issues of Detroit Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Detroit Post, and Tribune, 1867-1878 

Folder 20

Issues of The Daily Democrat, The New York Voice, Grand Rapids Eagle, The Daily Union Signal, and The Independent,, 1869-1998 

Folder 21

Issues of The Woman's Journal, Progress, Woman's Campaign, and Woodhull and Claflin's Weekly, 1873-1908 

Folder 22

Issues of The Woman's Tribune, 1887-1889 

Folder 23

Issues of The Woman's Tribune, 1889 

Folder 24

Issues of The Woman's Tribune, 1889-1890 

Folder 25

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