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Biographical Information

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) Activity 1915-1920

Various Suffrage Activity 1917-1918undated

Texas Equal Suffrage Association (TESA) Activity 1915-1920

Political Activities 1914-1919

Anti-Vice Reported Activity 1917-1919

War Effort Activities 1917-1918

Democratic Party Activities 1916-1920

Miscellaneous Activities 1915-1920

Later Years 1920-1964

University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Fisher Cunningham Papers



Title: Minnie Fisher Cunningham Papers
Dates: 1914-1944
Identification: 2006-010
Quantity: 9.0 Linear Feet
Language: English
Repository: University of Houston Libraries Special Collections

Biographical Information

Minnie Fisher Cunningham, woman suffrage leader and leading liberal Democrat, the daughter of Horatio White and Sallie Comer (Abercrombie) Fisher, was born on March 19, 1882, on Fisher Farms, near New Waverly, Texas. Her father was a prominent planter who served in the House of Representatives of the Seventh Texas Legislature in 1857-58. He introduced her to politics by taking her to political meetings at Huntsville. After having been educated by her mother, Minnie passed a state examination to earn a teaching certificate when she was sixteen. She taught for a year before enrolling in the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In 1901 she became one of the first women to receive a degree in pharmacy in Texas; she worked as a pharmacist in Huntsville for a year, but she later said that inequity in pay "made a suffragette out of me." In 1902 she married Beverly Jean (Bill) Cunningham, a lawyer and insurance executive. His successful race for county attorney as a reform candidate was her first taste of the campaign trail, but the marriage was unhappy, in part because of her increasing political activity and his alcoholism.

The Cunninghams moved to Galveston in 1907. By 1910 she was elected president of the Galveston Equal Suffrage Association and toured Texas to speak for the cause. In 1915 she was elected to the first of four annual terms as president of the Texas Woman Suffrage Association (subsequently the Texas Equal Suffrage Association). The number of local auxiliaries quadrupled during her first year in office, largely because of her leadership. In 1917 she moved to Austin, opened state suffrage headquarters near the Capitol, and began a campaign that culminated in legislative approval for woman suffrage in state primary elections in 1918.

In 1919 Carrie Chapman Catt, president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, persuaded Minnie Cunningham to lobby Congress for the Nineteenth Amendment. When the amendment finally was passed and submitted to the states for ratification, Cunningham said she "pursued governors all over the west" and urged them to ratify it. That same year, she helped organize the National League of Women Voters and became its executive secretary. Twenty years later Eleanor Roosevelt recalled that Cunningham's address at the league's second annual convention made her feel "that you had no right to be a slacker as a citizen, you had no right not to take an active part in what was happening to your country as a whole."

Minnie Cunningham was widowed in 1927 and traveled to Texas to settle her husband's estate. The following year she became the first Texas woman to run for the United States Senate. She challenged Earle B. Mayfield, the incumbent, with a platform that advocated prohibition, tariff reduction, tax reform, farm relief, flood control, cooperation with the League of Nations, and opposition to the Ku Klux Klan. She finished fifth of six in the primary, carrying only her home county, Walker. She then campaigned for Thomas T. Connally, the runner-up, who edged out Mayfield in the runoff.

From 1930 to 1939 Cunningham worked in College Station as an editor for the Texas A&M Extension Service. She returned to Washington in 1939 to work as an information specialist for the Women's Division of the Agricultural Adjustment Administration. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is credited with having given her the nickname by which she later became widely known, "Minnie Fish." She resigned in 1943 to protest a rule impeding the flow of information to farmers.

In 1944, at the Democratic state convention, anti-Roosevelt forces elected "uninstructed" delegates to the national convention, effectively disenfranchising the voters of Texas. Outraged, Roosevelt supporters elected their own slate of delegates at a rump convention. When a coalition of liberal Democrats failed to draft J. Frank Dobie as a candidate for governor, Cunningham ran herself. Angry that the incumbent governor, Coke Stevenson, did not take a public stand on the split, she ran an outspoken campaign, calling on Stevenson to declare his views, and prevented his leading the anti-Roosevelt delegation to the national convention. Stevenson won the primary by a landslide. Nevertheless, in a field of nine candidates, Cunningham finished second.

In 1946 she retired to Fisher Farms in New Waverly to raise cattle and pecans, but she continued to campaign for the Democratic party and organized ad hoc committees to support liberal causes. When the board of regents fired the president of the University of Texas, Homer P. Rainey, she opposed the regents' decision and supported Rainey's unsuccessful bid for the governorship. In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling in Brown vs. Board of Education she supported civil rights on her local school board. In 1952 she stumped for Adlai Stevenson for president and Ralph Yarborough for governor. Prepared to mortgage her farm to ensure the continuation of a liberal voice in Texas journalism, she played a pivotal role in founding the Texas Observer in 1954. Also in the 1950s she helped start Democrats of Texas, an organization of liberals. In 1960, at the age of seventy-eight, she managed the campaign headquarters for John F. Kennedy in New Waverly. Minnie Cunningham died on December 9, 1964, and was buried in New Waverly.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Minnie Fisher Cunningham Papers, Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library. John Carroll Eudy, "The Vote and Lone Star Women: Minnie Fisher Cunningham and the Texas Equal Suffrage Association," East Texas Historical Journal 14 (Fall 1976). Patricia B. Nieuwenhuizen, Minnie Fisher Cunningham and Jane Y. McCallum: Leaders of Texas Women (Senior thesis, University of Texas at Austin, 1982). Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary (4 vols., Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1971-80). Texas Observer, November 21, 1958. Vertical Files, Barker Texas History Center, University of Texas at Austin.

Patricia Ellen Cunningham

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Scope and Contents

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 & 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.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian. Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis.

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Index Terms

Women -- Political activity -- Texas -- Houston
Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence
Records (documents)
Speeches (documents)

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Related Materials

Minnie FisherCunningham: The McArthur-Smith Research Papers, Minnie Fisher Cunningham Digital Collection

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Minnie Fisher Cunningham Papers. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. To cite a specific item from this collection, please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting. See the Citing Special Collections Materials page for more information.

Processing Information

Additional processing by Pat Ensor, 1995, with additional processing by Cecilia Bonner, Hannah Walker, Mikaela Selley, and Bobby Marlin, June, 2007.

Digital Collections

digital collection (http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll33)

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Detailed Description of the Collection

National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) Activity 1915-1920

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1 1 General correspondence 1915-1916
2 General correspondence 1917
3 General correspondence 1918
4 General correspondence 1919
5 Newsletters from Carrie Chapman Catt 1916
6 Newsletters from Carrie Chapman Catt 1917
7 Newsletters from Carrie Chapman Catt 1918-1919
8 Correspondence with Carrie Chapman Catt 1915-1917
9 Correspondence with Carrie Chapman Catt 1918-1919
10 Leslie Woman Suffrage Commission - correspondence 1917
11 Leslie Woman Suffrage Commission - correspondence 1918-1919
12 The Woman Citizen - correspondence relating to subscriptions and information for publication 1917-1919
13 National Woman Suffrage Publishing Company - general correspondence 1916-1918
14 Press releases and bulletins 1916
15 Press releases and bulletins 1917
16 Press releases and bulletins 1918
17 Press releases and bulletins 1919
18 Press releases undated
19 Constitution, suffrage publications, outlines undated
20 Suffrage campaign material undated
21 Convention programs, reports, songs, ballot 1915-1917
22 Convention programs, reports, addresses 1918-1920
23 National suffrage organizations - Literature, Men's League for Woman Suffrage; miscellaneous printed materials undated

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Various Suffrage Activity 1917-1918undated

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1 24 Printed speeches on woman suffrage undated
25 Photographs - Mrs. B. Burke and Miss R. Richardson undated
26 Suffrage clippings - national undated
27 Suffrage clippings - Congressional consideration of federal amendment undated
28 Record of Congressional voting - federal amendment; Presidential suffrage friends and enemies Jan. 10, 1918
29 State Suffrage Associations - Alabama, Arkansas, California - correspondence undated
30 State Suffrage Associations - Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana - Correspondence undated
31 State Suffrage Associations - Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri - correspondence, press releases undated
32 State Suffrage Associations - New York, Oklahoma - correspondence, press releases undated
33 State Suffrage Associations - South Dakota, Virginia, West Virgina, Wisconsin - correspondence undated
34 Suffrage clippings undated
35 Texas Equal Suffrage Association - General Correspondence "A" "B" 1917-1918

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Texas Equal Suffrage Association (TESA) Activity 1915-1920

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3 42 Legislative Report; List of Board Members; Constitution 1918
43 Lists of Suffrage literature; Miscellaneous lists undated
44 Clippings, primarily concerning county suffrage efforts undated
45 Clippings, primarily concerning local suffrage efforts undated
box folder
4 24 Headquarters Expenditures 1918-1919
25 Financial Statements 1918-1919
26 Correspondence, newspapers, The Dallas News, Galveston News , Houston Chronicle, Houston Post 1917-1919
27 Correspondence, newspapers, relating to distribution of suffrage supplement 1917-1919
28 Correspondence and records, newspapers, relating to distribution of Texas Democrat 1919
29 Newspaper records by county; correspondence, Texas Press Clippings Bureau undated
30 Clippings - Galveston News undated
31 Clippings - Houston Chronicle undated
32 Clippings - Houston Post undated
33 Circular Letters 1915-1916
34 Circular Letters 1917
35 Circular Letters 1918
36 Circular Letters 1919
37 Circular Letters undated
38 Federal suffrage amendment efforts, general correspondence, circular letters December 1917
39 Federal suffrage amendment efforts, general correspondence, circular letters 1918
40 Federal suffrage amendment efforts, telegrams January 1918
41 Federal suffrage amendment efforts, miscellaneous correspondence 1919
42 Federal suffrage amendment efforts, correspondence May 1919
43 Federal suffrage amendment, ratification, correspondence June 1919
44 General correspondence relating to Texas constitutional amendment referendum May 1919
45 General correspondence relating to legislative efforts to amend election laws June 1919
46 Miscellaneous materials relating to campaigns for federal and state suffrage amendments undated
47 Information concerning congressional districts and Texas congressmen undated
48 Clippings concerning federal and State Suffrage amendments 1917-1919
49 Primary Suffrage, general correspondence 1918
50 Primary Suffrage, materials undated
box folder
5 1 Primary Suffrage, correspondence relating to the injunction to prevent Texas women from voting 1918
2 Primary Suffrage, clippings relating to threatened injunction and to voter registration 1918
3 Correspondence - Vernice W. Reppert 1917
4 Correspondence - Vernice W. Reppert 1918-1919
5 Correspondence - Anna J. Pennybacker 1917-1919
6 Correspondence - Jesse Daniel Ames 1917-1919
7 Correspondence, pamphet; contract, Donna Roberts 1917-1918
8 Correspondence - Hortense Ward 1917-1918
9 Clippings and photographs - Hortense Ward undated
10 Correspondence and materials relating to Mississippi Valley Conference; Correspondence relating to Chautaugua 19171918
11 Correspondence, materials relating to state conferences May 1915May 1916May 1917May 1918October 1919
12 Report; Outline of the History of Woman Suffrage in Texas Sept. 1, 1916 - November 1, 1917
13 Suffrage lists undated
14 Suffrage resolutions undated
15 Miscellaneous materials, notes, unidentified correspondence undated
Correspondence 1915-1919
box folder
2 1 Eleanor Brackenridge 1917-1920
2 "C" 1917-1918
3 Anna B. Cade 1916-1919
4 Belle C. Crichett El Paso1917-1919
5 "D" 1917-1919
6 Mrs. John Davis, concerning finances of organization 1917-1919
7 "E" 1917
8 "F" 1917-1918
9 "G" 1917-1919
10 Lena Gardner, Ft. Worth 1917-1918
11 Rena Maverick Green, San Antonio 1917-1918
12 Wilhelmina M. Guerard, Houston 1917
13 "H" 1915-1918
14 Francis E. Heafer, Amarillo; Kate Hunter, Palestine 1916-1918
15 "J" 1917
16 "K" 1917-1918
17 "L" 1917-1918
18 "M" 1917-1918
19 "Mc" 1917-1918
20 Jane McCallum, Austin; Elizabeth Maury, San Antonio 1917-19181926
21 "N" 1917
22 "P" 1916-1918
23 Elizabeth Herndon Potter, concerning federal amendment and personal to MFC 1917
24 Elizabeth Herndon Potter, concerning federal amendment and personal to MFC 1918-1919
25 "Q" 1917-1918
26 "R" 1917-1918
27 "S" 1917
28 "S" 1918
29 "T" 1917-1918
30 "U-V" 1917-1918
31 "W" 1916-1919
32 Writer's Bureau 1915
33 "Y-Z" 1917
34 Austin Association 1917-1918
35 Dallas Association 1917-1918
36 El Paso Association 1917-1918
37 Houston Association 1917-1918
38 Huntsville and Laredo Associations 1917-1918
39 San Marcos and Waco Associations 1917-1918
Reports and Correspondence, Counties 1918-1919
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2 40 Anderson County; Andrews County 1918-1919
41 Angelina County; Aransas County; Archer County 1918-1919
42 Armstrong County; Atascosa County; Austin County; Bailey County 1918-1919
43 Bandera County; Bastrop County 1918-1919
44 Baylor County; Bee County; Bell County 1918-1919
45 Bexar County; Blanco County; Borden County 1918-1919
46 Bosque County; Bowie County; Brazoria County 1918-1919
47 Brazos County; Brewster County; Briscoe County 1918-1919
48 Brooks County; Brown County; Burnet County; Caldwell County; Calhoun County 1918-1919
49 Callahan County; Cameron County; Camp County; Carson County; Cass County 1918-1919
50 Castro County; Chambers County; Cherokee County; Childress County; Clay County; Cochran County; Coke County 1918-1919
51 Coleman County; Collin County; Collingsworth County; Colorado County; Comal County; Comanche County 1918-1919
52 Concho County; Cooke County; Coryell County 1918-1919
53 Cottle County; Crane County; Crockett County; Crosby County; Culberson County 1918-1919
54 Dallam County; Dallas County; Dawson County; Deaf Smith County; Delta County; De Witt County; Dickens County; Dimmit County; Donley County 1918-1919
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3 1 Duval County; Eastland County; Ector County; Edwards County; Ellis County 1918-1919
2 El Paso County; Erath County 1918-1919
3 Falls County; Fannin County; Fayette County; Fisher County; Floyd County; Foard County; Fort Bend County; Franklin County 1918-1919
4 Freestone County; Frio County; Gaines County; Galveston County 1918-1919
5 Garza County; Gillespie County; Glasscock County; Goliad County; Gonzales County; Gray County; Grayson County; Gregg County 1918-1919
6 Grimes County; Guadalupe County; Hale County; Hall County; Hamilton County; Hansford County; Hardeman County; Hardin County 1918-1919
7 Harris County; Harrison County; Hartley County; Haskell County; Hays County 1918-1919
8 Hemphill County; Henderson County; Hidalgo County; Hill County 1918-1919
9 Hockley County; Hood County; Hopkins County; Houston County; Howard County 1918-1919
10 Hunt County; Jack County; Jackson County; Jasper County; Jeff Davis County; Jefferson County; Jim Hogg County; Jim Wells County 1918-1919
11 Johnson County; Jones County; Karnes County; Kaufman County 1918-1919
12 Kendall County; Kent Count; Kerr County; Kimble County; King County; Kinney County; Kleberg County; Knox County; Lamar County 1918-1919
13 Lamb County; Lampasas County; La Salle County; Lavaca County; Lee County; Leon County; Liberty County 1918-1919
14 Limestone County; Lipscomb County; Live Oak County; Llano County; Loving County; Lubbock County 1918-1919
15 Lynn County; McCulloch County; McLennan County; McMillan County; Madison County; Marion County; Martin County 1918-1919
16 Mason County; Matagorda County; Maverick County; Medina County 1918-1919
17 Menard County; Midland County; Milam County; Mills County; Mitchell County; Montague County; Montgomery County; Moore County 1918-1919
18 Morris County; Motley County; Nacogdoches County; Navarro County; Newton County; Nolan County; Nueces County; Ochiltree County 1918-1919
19 Oldham County; Orange County; Palo Pinto County; Panola County 1918-1919
20 Parker County; Parmer County; Pecos County; Polk County; Potter County; Presidio County; Rains County; Randall County; Reagan County; Real County; Red River County; Reeves County; Refugio County 1918-1919
21 Roberts County; Robertson County; Rockwall County; Runnels County; Rusk County 1918-1919
22 Sabine County; San Augustine County; San Patricio County; San Saba County; San Jacinto County; Schleicher County 1918-1919
23 Scurry County; Shackelford County; Shelby County; Sherman County 1918-1919
24 Smith County; Somervell County; Starr County; Stephens County; Sterling County; Stonewall County 1918-1919
25 Sutton County; Swisher County; Tarrant County; Taylor County; Terrell County; Terry County 1918-1919
26 Throckmorton County; Titus County; Tom Green County; Travis County 1918-1919
27 Tyler County; Trinity County; Upshur County; Upton County; Uvalde County; Val Verde County; Van Zandt County 1918-1919
28 Victoria County; Walker County; Waller County; Ward County 1918-1919
29 Washington County; Webb County 1918-1919
30 Wharton County; Wheeler County; Wichita County; Wilbarger County 1918-1919
31 Willacy County; Williamson County; Wilson County; Winkler County; Wise County; Wood County; Yoakum County; Young County; Zapata County; Zavalla County 1918-1919
Organizational Materials undated
box folder
3 32 Outline for County Campaign; Lists of County Chairmen; Suffrage Associations by Counties; Record of County Population undated
33 County Chairmen, Texas Democrat; List of addresses; Status of County Chairmen; Mailing list; Senatorial District List undated
34 Lists of state newspapers; Lists of Men Supporting Suffrage; List of Texas Women interested in "Forward Movements"; Misc. lists undated
35 City lists of Men opposed to Suffrage amendment undated
36 County lists of Men Opposed to State Suffrage amendment, Armstrong-Floyd undated
37 County lists of Men Opposed to State Suffrage amendment, Hale-Lubbock undated
38 County lists of Men Opposed to State Suffrage amendment, Martin-Pecos undated
39 County lists of Men opposed to state suffrage amendment, Patten-Wheeler undated
40 Lists regarding distribution of literature undated
41 State Advisory Committee; Texas Senatorial Districts; Senatorial District Chairmen; Mailing list, Ratification committee; Mailing list, City presidents undated
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F.3 8 Texas Railroads Map, Removed from Box 3 Folder 32: Outline for County Campaign; Lists of County Chairmen; Suffrage Associations by Counties; Record of County Population; Map undated
Speakers and Organizers 1917-1919
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4 1 Correspondence with Marie B. Ames 1919
2 Correspondence with Edna H. Beveridge 1919
3 Correspondence with Frances E. Brewer 1919
4 Correspondence with Lavinia Engle 1917-1918
5 Correspondence with Augusta Hughston 1919
6 Correspondence with Mona S. McMahon, Alma Sasse 1919
7 Correspondence with Lola Trax, Gertrude Watkins 1919
Speaker's Bureau 1917-1919
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4 8 Correspondence, A-B, Reports April 7-May 23 1919
9 Correspondence, C 1919
10 Correspondence, D-G 1919
11 Correspondence H-K 1919
12 Correspondence L-M 1919
13 Correspondence N-P 1919
14 Correspondence R-T 1919
15 Correspondence W 1919
16 Correspondence with legislators 1919
17 Form letters 1919
18 Correspondence and lecture information 1917-1919
19 Expense accounts - Ames, Beveridge, Brewer 1919
20 Expense accounts - Cunningham, Hughston 1919
21 Expense accounts - Sasse, Tips, Trax, others 1919
22 Clippings undated
23 List of county chairmen undated

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Political Activities 1914-1919

Political correspondence 1916-1919
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5 16 Jess Baker; Carlos Bee 1916-1918
17 Eugene Black, Thomas Blanton 1916-1919
18 W. J. Bryan; J. P. Buchanan 1917-1919
19 B 1916-1919
20 M. M. Crane; Tom Connally; C. A. Culberson 1917-1919
21 Henry Clark; C; D 1917-1919
22 Joe Eagle 1917-1919
23 J. A. Elkins 1918-1919
24 F; G 1917-1919
25 W. L. Hill; W. C. Hogg; H 1917-1919
26 Marvin Jones; Thomas King 1917-1919
27 L 1917-1918
28 C. B. Metcalfe; J. C. McNealus 1917-1919
29 Jeff McLemore; M; P 1917-1919
30 Morris Sheppard 1917-1919
31 Ocie Speer; Hatton V. Summer 1917-1919
32 S 1917-1919
33 T; U 1917-1919
34 W 1917-1919
35 Y 1917-1919
36 Legislative replies to Jane McCallum's request for support for suffrage January 1918 - January 1919
Political contests 1914-1919
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5 37 Childers - Chambliss, correspondence and campaign materials October - November 1918
38 Clay Stone Briggs - W. L. Hill, correspondence, campaign materials August - November 1918
39 Glasscock - Parr, correspondence, campaign materials October 1918
40 Annie Webb Blanton - correspondence 1917-1919
41 Annie Webb Blanton - correspondence, reports, materials relating to campaign for State Superintendent of Public Instruction 1919
42 James Ferguson - correspondence and materials relating to 1917-1918
43 James Ferguson - clippings undated
44 William P. Hobby - campaign correspondence April - August 1918
45 William P. Hobby - general correspondence 1914-1919
46 William P. Hobby - Galveston campaign materials, minutes of campaign committee meetings undated
47 William P. Hobby - campaign petitions undated
48 William P. Hobby - miscellaneous campaign material, lists of Ferguson supporters undated
49 William P. Hobby - publicity materials undated
50 William P. Hobby - clippings 1918
51 Correspondence - various candidates 1918
52 Reports on candidates 1918
53 Publicity materials - various candidates 1918
54 Clippings - various candidates 1918
Political Lists 1917undated
box folder
6 1 Texas legislators - voting records, etc; County chairmen - various campaigns undated
2 Congressional Districts; Congressional Districts undated
3 U.S. Congressional suffrage vote; miscellaneous lists 1917

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Anti-Vice Reported Activity 1917-1919

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6 19 Constitution, reports, outlines - Texas Social Hygiene Association undated
20 General correspondence, Texas Congress of Mothers 1917-1918
21 Circular letters undated
22 Financial statements undated
23 Lists undated
24 Reports, resolutions, outlines, minutes undated
25 Laws undated
26 Photographs - saloons, San Antonio "inspection" house undated
27 Pamphlets, literature undated
28 Pamphlets, literature undated
29-31 Clippings undated
32 WCTU - correspondence with Nannie W. Curtis; Anti-Saloon League - correspondence 1917-1919
33 Prohibition materials undated
34 Prohibition clippings undated
35 Child Welfare - General correspondence 1918-1919
36 Child Welfare - Circular letters - Council of National Defense and Dept. of Labor undated
37 Child Welfare - Materials and literature undated
38 Labor - General correspondence with Women's Trade Union League and other labor organizations 1917-1919
39 Labor - Press releases - National Women's Trade Union League undated
40 Labor - Press releases - U.S. Dept. of Labor; National Federation of Federal Employees undated
41 Miscellaneous correspondence - Prison reform; education; Texas Women Bankers Assn undated
Correspondence 1917-1919
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6 4 Outlines and reports - Brownsville and Texas border, Dallas 1917
5 Lists and reports - Ft. Worth, Galveston 1917
6 Reports - Houston, San Antonio 1917
7 Lists of prostitutes and panderers, reports - Waco, other towns 1917
8 A-C 1917-1918
9 D-G 1917
10 H-L 1917-1918
11 M-P 1917
12 R-T 1917-1918
13 Elizabeth Speer 1917-1918
14 War Department 1916-1918
15 V-Z and anonymous letters 1917
16 Mary D. Woodson 1915-1918
17 Chicago Law and Order League; Council of Jewish Women 1917
18 Texas Social Hygiene Association 1917-1919

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War Effort Activities 1917-1918

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6 53 National Surgical Dressings Committee, correspondence; War Work Council 1918
54 Food Conservation - general correspondence and correspondence with Mary E. Gearing, State Organizer 1917-1918
55 Food Conservation - organization outline and literature undated
56 Thrift Committee - miscellaneous materials undated
57 Conservation and Thrift - clippings undated
box folder
7 1 Council of National Defense - correspondence and miscellaneous materials undated
2 Council of National Defense - Newsletters, Women's Committee undated
3 War Savings Committee - correspondence 1917-1918
4 War Saving Committee - materials undated
5 Women's Overseas Hospital Unit - correspondence and other material undated
6 Americanization materials undated
7 Miscellaneous materials undated
8 Clippings; copy of Reconnaissance undated
Liberty Loan undated
box folder
6 42 General correspondence 1917
43 Circular letters 1917
44 General correspondence 1918
45 Circular letters 1918
46 Financial records undated
47 Organizational materials undated
48 General correspondence, mundated correspondence, miscellaneous notes 1918-1919
49 Literature undated
50 State reports undated
51 Index undated
52 Clippings undated

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Democratic Party Activities 1916-1920

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7 9 Woodrow Wilson - correspondence 1918-1919
10 Woodrow Wilson - clippings undated
11 Miscellaneous materials 1916-1918
12 Texas Woman's Democratic League - correspondence 1918-1919
13 Gubernatorial Candidates - correspondence, materials, concerning Pat Neff 1919-1920
14 Pat Neff, clippings undated
15 Gubernatorial Candidates - R. E. Thomason, correspondence with MFC 1917-1920
16-17 Thomason for Governor - correspondence 1920
18 Thomason for Governor - correspondence concerning campaign organization 1920
19 Thomason for Governor - clippings and handouts undated
20 Democratic National Convention correspondence 1920
21 Democratic National Convention campaign literature 1920
22 Democratic National Convention campaign literature and speeches 1920

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Miscellaneous Activities 1915-1920

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7 23 Correspondence: Women's organizations; Texas Federation of Women's Clubs 1917-1919
24 Women's organizations; Texas Federation of Women's Clubs undated
25 Correspondence - University matters 1917
26 Clippings - University matters 1917
27 Correspondence - Cato Sells 1919
28 Correspondence undated
29 Correspondence - League of Women Voters undated
30 League of Women Voters undated
31 Correspondence - Cunningham undated
32 Labor undated
33 Suffrage - plays, speeches, etc undated
34 Suffrage - issues of Woman Citizen, Maryland Suffrage News undated
35 Political - issues of Bob Schuler's Free Lance concerning Ferguson, Hobby or suffrage undated
36-39 Suffrage - clippings and news releases, state and party campaigns undated
40 Suffrage - Legislative petitions, Galveston, Dallas counties undated
41 Suffrage - Legislative petitions, Bexar, Anderson counties undated
42 American Red Cross, Block organization, League to Enforce Peace, Military Welfare Commission, etc undated
43 Clippings undated
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8 1-8 Clippings undated
9 Political materials - Suffrage endorsements; campaign instructions; Legislative bills; Resolutions 1917-1919
10 Suffrage handouts and literature 1915-1918
11 Suffrage materials 1917-1918
12 Suffrage poems and songs 1917
13 Suffrage correspondence 1916-1919
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F.9 9 Miscellaneous Clippings undated

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Later Years 1920-1964

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8 14 Agricultural Adjustment Agency 1940-1943
15 Correspondence 1938-1960
16 Crossing Over 1935-1960
17-18 Crossing Over undated
19 Democratic Party 1944-1961
20 Gubernatorial Campaign 1944
21 Miscellaneous 1937-1962
22 Newspaper Clippings about MFC 1927-1964
23 Photographs MFC 1957
24 Photographs (others) 1961
25 Political Organizations 1922-1946
box folder
9 1 Speeches and Notes 1930
2 Tributes 1920-1964
3 Texas Democratic Women's State Committee 1954-1959
box folder
10 1 Scrapbook: M. F. Cunningham's gubernatorial campaign 1944
2 Photograph - MFC 1957
3 Photograph - MFC 1957

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