General correspondence, 1915-1919
The Cunningham Papers are divided into 9 series and 10 boxes making up approximately 9 linear feet spanning the years 1914 to 1964. The papers include correspondence, press releases, news clippings, programs, bulletins, speeches, expense accounts, campaign lists, strategic plans and organizational materials.
These materials document Mrs. Cunningham's heavy involvement in the National American Woman Suffrage Association, the Texas Equal Suffrage Association, other state suffrage associations, politics, political campaigns, anti-vice, labor, war efforts, Democratic Party Activity plus documentation of her activities in later years.
Perhaps of most interest is a collection of suffrage material from each county of Texas during 1918 and 1919. This is a very important time for the Texas Equal Suffrage Association in particular as it culminated in legislative approval for woman suffrage in state primary elections in 1918 and in universal woman suffrage in 1920.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for research.
From the Collection: 9.0 linear feet
- From the Collection: Cunningham, Minnie Fisher (Person)
- National Suffrage School Series No. 1 and Series No. 2
- Letter from Katharine D. McCormick to Mrs. Cunningham
- Letter from Rose Young to Mesdames Presidents and Press Chairmen
- Expense account Minnie Fisher Cunningham from Galveston, Texas to Washington, D. C.
- Letter from the Recording Secretary, Mrs. Hasley W. Wilson to the State President
- Letter from Anna H. Shaw to Mrs. Cunningham, appraising her major events of the suffragette tours
- Letter from Nettie R. Shuler to Minnie Fisher Cunningham
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