Manuscript Collection

Ellen Evans Cathcart Papers - Accession 238 - M111 (143)

Title

Ellen Evans Cathcart Papers - Accession 238 - M111 (143)

Files

Identifier

Accession 238 - M111 (143)

Inclusive Dates

1911-1952

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

238 pieces

Language

English

Historical Note

Ellen Evans Cathcart (1869-1952) was born in Columbia, SC and was the first woman member of the Democratic National Committee who was also instrumental in the founding of the Children’s Bureau. She was also a charter member of the Equal suffrage League of South Carolina. She also served in numerous volunteer and advocacy organizations in the state.

Scope and Content Note

The Ellen Evans Cathcart Papers consist of biographical sketches of Mrs. Ellen Evans Cathcart (1869-1952), first woman member of the Democratic National Committee who was also instrumental in the founding of the Children’s Bureau. Also included in the collection are newspaper clippings, magazine articles, correspondence, reports, certificates, citations, and photographs relating to her work as supervisor of the Children’s Bureau of South Carolina and her involvement in the women’s suffrage movement. Of particular note is an annual report of the South Carolina Council of Defense which outlines the achievements of women of South Carolina in war work and a program book of the 47th annual convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

Provenance

The Ellen Evans Cathcart Paers were given as a gift to the Archives by Beth Evans L. Jones on April 18, 1979.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Ellen Evans Cathcart Papers - Accession 238 - M111 (143)

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