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    Collection Title: Anne Henrietta Martin Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1892-1951
    Collection Number: BANC MSS P-G 282
    Creator: Martin, Anne, 1875-1951
    Extent: Number of containers: 16 boxes, 8 cartons, and 17 volumes
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Papers pertaining to Martin's activities for woman suffrage, feminism, social hygiene, and pacificism. Also included are materials relating to her U.S. Senate campaigns in Nevada in 1918 and 1920. Correspondents include: Dean Acheson, Jane Addams, Gertrude Atherton, Mary Austin, Mary Ritter Beard, Carrie Chapman Catt, Katherine Fisher, Henry Ford, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Herbert Hoover, Cordell Hull, Belle La Follette, Henry Cabot Lodge, Margaret Long, H.L. Mencken, Francis G. Newlands, Alice Paul, Key Pittman, Jenette Rankin, Theodore Roosevelt, Upton Sinclair, Margaret Chase Smith, Lincoln Steffens, Dorothy Thompson, Mabel Vernon, Charles Erskine Scott Wood, Margaret Wood, and Maud Younger. The correspondence is supplemented by a large bulk of manuscripts and notes, pamphlets, magazine and newspaper clippings, campaign miscellany, suffrage material, personalia, and scrapbooks.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Anne Henrietta Martin papers, BANC MSS P-G 282, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Related Collections

    Title: Mabel Vernon Papers,
    Date: 1914-1920
    Identifier/Call Number: (BANC MSS P-G 283)
    Title: Nevada Woman Suffrage Miscellany,
    Date: 1914-1918
    Identifier/Call Number: (BANC MSS P-G 284)

    Material Cataloged Separately

    Photographs transferred to The Bancroft Pictorial Collections (BANC PIC 1951.006--PIC).
    In addition to the papers grouped here, see those segregated under Mabel Vernon (BANC MSS P-G 283) and Nevada Woman Suffrage (BANC MSS P-G 284).
    Correspondence to Anne Martin from Mabel Vernon will be found in the Anne Henrietta Martin Collection, while correspondence to Mabel Vernon from Anne Martin will be found in the Mabel Vernon Collection.
    Printed Material:
    Identifier/Call Number: fF848.A8A18 -
    Austin, Nev.
    Title: List of registered voters of Austin township...
    Date: Nov. 7, 1916.
    Austin, Nev., 1916.
    Identifier/Call Number: F847.C5A18 -
    Churchill county telephone and telegraph company.
    Title: Directory...
    Date: May, 1918.
    [n.p., 1918]
    Identifier/Call Number: F847.E5A18 -
    Elko county telephone and telegraph company.
    Title: Telephone directory...
    Date: May, 1918.
    [n.p., 1918]
    Identifier/Call Number: F848.R3E6 -
    Elks, Benevolent and protective order of Reno lodge no. 157.
    Title: Roster...
    [Reno, Nev., Green and Lake, printers, 1916]
    Identifier/Call Number: F847.E8E7 -
    Esmeralda County, Nevada. Assessor.
    Title: Tax roll of Esmeralda County for the year...
    Date: 1907, 1918.
    Goldfield [1907-18]
    Identifier/Call Number: F847.H9A18 -
    Goldconda telephone and power company.
    Title: [Directory]
    Date: Feb. 1918.
    [San Francisco, 1918]
    Identifier/Call Number: F848.G6A18 -
    Gold Hill, Nev.
    Title: ...List of registered voters...
    Date: Nov. 7, 1916.
    Virginia City, 1916.
    Identifier/Call Number: F846.H5 -
    Hillyer, Curtis J.
    Title: The winning of Nevada for woman suffrage, including oration of Hon. Curtis J. Hillyer, delivered before a joint session of the Nevada Legislature in
    Date: 1869.
    An unanswerable argument for the suffrage cause...
    Carson, Nev., The Nevada printing company, 1916.
    Identifier/Call Number: F835.K7 [1912] -
    Kinney, Bruce, 1865-
    Title: ...Mormonism, the Islam of America, by Bruce Kinney...
    New York, Chicago [1912] 3 p.l., 5-190 p. front., plates, ports. 19 cm.
    Identifier/Call Number: F848.C2L4 -
    Leisure hour club, Carson City, Nev.
    Title: Program...22nd year.
    Date: 1917/18
    Carson City, Nev. [1917]
    Identifier/Call Number: F845.25.N4 1919 -
    Nevada. Laws, statutes, etc.
    Title: ...An act to provide for the organization and government of irrigation districts...
    [Carson City? 1919]
    Identifier/Call Number: F846.4.N4 1918 -
    Nevada. Laws, statutes, etc.
    Title: ...Election laws, comp. by George Brodigan, secretary of state.
    Carson City, State printing office, 1918.
    Identifier/Call Number: F846.1.N4 1864/5 -
    Nevada. Legislature
    Title: Journals...
    Date: 1911-12.
    2 v.
    Identifier/Call Number: F846.4.N5 -
    Nevada. Secretary of state.
    Title: ...Official returns of the election...
    Date: Nov. 1918.
    Carson City, Nev., 1919
    Identifier/Call Number: F844.E3N5 -
    Nevada. University.
    Title: ...Alumni bulletin...[no.1]
    Reno, Nev., 1918-
    Identifier/Call Number: F848.C2A18 -
    Nevada consolidated telephone and telegraph company.
    Title: Telephone directory [of Carson City]...
    Date: May 1917.
    [n.p., 1917]
    Identifier/Call Number: F837.N35 -
    Nevada federation of women's clubs.
    Title: Year book,
    Date: 1913/14.
    Carson City [1913]
    Identifier/Call Number: F837.N5x -
    Nevada state equal suffrage association.
    Title: Proceedings of the...annual convention...2d
    Date: 1896.
    [Reno? 1896]
    Identifier/Call Number: F848.T6A18 -
    Nevada telephone-telegraph company.
    Title: Telephone directory...Tonopah, Goldfield, Manhattan, Hornsilver, Rhyolite, Beatty, Pioneer, Springdale...
    Date: Feb. 1918.
    [Goldfield, Nev., 191[?]]
    Identifier/Call Number: fF848.R3A18 -
    Reno, Nev.
    Title: List of registered voters...
    Date: Nov. 7, 1917.
    Reno, 1916
    Identifier/Call Number: F863.S8 -
    Solomons, Selina.
    Title: How we won the vote in California, a true story of the campaign of
    Date: 1911...
    S.F., published by the New Woman publishing co. n.d.
    Identifier/Call Number: fF848.S6A18 -
    Sparks, Nev.
    Title: List of registered boters...
    Date: Nov. 7, 1916.
    Sparks, 1916
    Identifier/Call Number: F845.1.U5 -
    U.S. Congress, House. Committee on public lands.
    Title: Nevada land grants. Hearings before the Committee on the public lands, House of representatives, sixty-fourth Congress, first session, on S. 2520 granting to the state of Nevada 7,000,000 acres of land in said estate for the use and benefit of the public schools of Nevada, etc. Wednesday,
    Date: March 1, 1916.
    Washington, Govt. print. off., 1916.
    Identifier/Call Number: fF848.V4A18 -
    Virginia City, Nev.
    Title: ...List of registered voters...
    Date: Nov. 7, 1916.
    Virginia City, 1916.

    Scope and Content

    The Anne Henrietta Martin collection has been divided into three main sections:
    1. General In and Out Correspondence. 1893-1951. 9 boxes.
    2. 1918 Campaign Correspondence. In and Out Letters. 4 boxes.
    3. 1920 Campain Correspondence. In and Out Letters. 3 boxes.
    There are also 8 cartons, which contain miscellaneous items, plus 10 scrapbooks containing clippings and 7 packages of newspapers, such as the Suffragette, Votes for Women, The Woman's Journal and the Congressional Record. Pictures and photographs are in Carton 6. Four photographs are filed in the portrait drawer and have been assigned the numbers 4343-4344-4345-4346. A part of the collection was the gift of Anne Martin in April, 1940, while the remainder was the gift of Edna Martin Parratt (Anne Martin's niece) after Anne Martin's death in 1951.
    See the Mabel Vernon Collection (BANC MSS P-G 283) for additional material removed from the Anne Martin collection and catalogued separately.
    Correspondence to Anne Martin from Mabel Vernon will be found in the Anne Martin Collection while correspondence to Mabel Vernon from Anne Martin will be found in the Mabel Vernon Collection.


    Anne Henrietta Martin was born in Empire City, Nevada, Sept. 30, 1875, the daughter of William O'Hara Martin and Louise Stadtmuller Martin. She received her A.B. from the University of Nevada in 1894 and also an A.B. and M.A. in history from Stanford University in 1896 and 1897. From 1899-1901, she studied at Columbia University and the Universities of Leipzig and London. She headed the History Department of the University of Nevada from 1897-1899, and again resumed this post in 1901, at which time she also lectured in art history. From 1906 until 1910, she was active in the British suffrage campaign and while in London, Anne Martin met the Herbert Hoovers through her friend, Mary Austin. Also, while in London, Anne Martin was imprisoned for suffrage demonstrations. From 1911 to 1914, she was president of the Nevada Equal Franchise Society and organized the women of Nevada. In 1914, due to her efforts, Suffrage was won for Nevada women. She was appointed to the Nevada Educational Survey Commission in 1915 while from 1915 to 1918, she was active in the National Women's Party, where she served as National Chairman, and the National American Women's Suffrage Association.
    In 1918, she campaigned for the Senate as an Independent to fill the post vacated by the death of Senator Newlands -the first woman to run for a senatorial office in the United States. Out of 20,000 votes cast, Anne Martin polled 5,000. She again ran for this office in 1920 as an Independent and again was defeated.
    In 1926, Anne Martin became Western regional director for the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. She was a delegate to the World's Congress in Dublin in 1926 and again in Prague in 1929. Jane Addams was also very active in this group. In 1936, Anne Martin resigned from the organization due to a personal disagreement with the executive secretary. She then became involved with the Peoples Mandates to Governments to End War.
    From 1940 until her death in 1951, Anne Martin wrote various magazine articles, including a biographical sketch of Josephine Butler that appeared in the 1944 edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, and later, an article on White Slavery that appeared in the 1948 edition of the Britannica. She made her home in Reno, Nevada, and Carmel, California, and died in Carmel, April 1951.