Grace Julian Clarke collection
Scope and Contents
Materials are arranged chronologically, including correspondence and manuscripts. Box 1 and Box 2 include the bulk of Clarke's correspondence and manuscripts. Box 3 includes some correspondence, undated materials, including letters, constitutions for various suffrage groups, manuscripts, assorted suffrage broadsides and pamphlets, Clarke's lecture notes from Butler University and scrapbooks.
There is also an oversize folder containing a copy of The Ladies Review (October 1916); the National American Woman Suffrage Association articles of the constitution (1910s); a publication titled "Madam, who keeps your house?" publication (1910s); and Butler University diplomas for Clarke, ranging from 1884 to 1920 (OBC059).
The 21 volumes (V422) in the collection, 19 of which are scrapbooks, which contain a wide of variety of clippings regarding family, friends, articles regarding women’s suffrage, women’s clubs, World War I, the League of Nations, Irvington, with several articles written by Clarke. There are also pamphlets, cards, ribbons, photos, etc. included in the scrapbooks. The other 2 volumes contain Grace Julian Clarke's freshman lecture notes (1880) and records from the Equal Suffrage Society of Indianapolis (1878-1880).
- Clarke, Grace Julian, 1865-1938 (Person)
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Clarke was active in a variety of women's organizations, including the Irvington Women's Club, the Indiana Federation of Clubs, the National American Woman Suffrage Association, and the General Federation of Women's Clubs. She was extremely active in the Suffrage and Women’s rights movement and often lectured on these subjects.
She was also involved in the Federal Employment Bureau of Indianapolis and the Indiana City Plan Commission, and was an active supporter of the League of Nations. For 18 years she was a feature writer for the Indianapolis Star. Clarke also wrote two books about her father, George W. Julian: Some Impressions and George W. Julian. She died on June 18, 1938 in Indianapolis and is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Wright, Martha. “Grace Julian Giddings Clarke.” The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1994.
2.06 Cubic Feet (3 manuscript boxes, 1 large oversize folder, 21 volumes)
Existence and Location of Copies
- Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906
- Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947
- Clarke, Grace Julian, 1865-1938
- Indiana -- Societies and clubs
- Irvington (Indianapolis, Ind.)
- League of Nations
- National American Woman Suffrage Association
- Newspaper articles
- Political clubs
- Sewall, May Wright, 1844-1920
- Shaw, Anna Howard, 1847-1919
- Societies and clubs
- Speeches, addresses, etc.
- Suffragists -- Indiana
- Women -- Societies and clubs
- Women -- Suffrage
- Grace Julian Clarke collection
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