Ada Lois James Papers, 1816-1952

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Title: Ada Lois James Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1816-1952

  • James, Ada Lois, 1876-1952
Call Number: Wis Mss OP; Micro 848

Quantity: 6.9 cubic feet (30 archives boxes and 1 oversize folder) and 6 reels of microfilm (35 mm)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Ada James, a social reformer, humanitarian, and pacifist residing in Richland Center, Wisconsin. Family correspondence, 1816-1904, contains material on her parents, David G. James and Laura Briggs James; these papers reflect her father's interest in employment for women, woman suffrage, spiritualism, birth control, and socialism. Among the volumes are also diaries, 1865, 1882-1904, and proceedings of the meetings of the Wisconsin Woman's Suffrage Association, 1885-1903, kept by her mother. Ada James' correspondence dates 1890-1952 and documents her suffrage activity in the Political Equality League, the Wisconsin Woman's Suffrage Association, and the National Woman's Party; and her work on behalf of pacifism, prohibition, and progressivism. After 1925 her correspondence deals principally with social work, particularly the founding and development of the Children's Board of Richland County.

Language: English

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