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Title
Series VI of the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1869-1945 (inclusive). ca. 1887-1889 .  Folder 59, ca. 1887-1889
Name/Creator
McCulloch, Catharine Waugh, b. 1862, creator
HOLLIS IDDigital Object
[Provides access to page images of this portion of collection]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL:518358 
Location
Networked Resource
Language
English
Description
1 folder.
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Subject
Law -- Study and teaching ;  Women lawyers ;  Women law students ;  Women's rights ;  Wages -- Women ;  McCulloch, Catharine Waugh , b. 1862

Category
Lawyers

Wages

Costs of Living

Living Conditions

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Note
Consists of the contents of folder 59 of Catharine W. McCulloch, Series VI of the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1869-1945 (inclusive). This folder includes: a handwritten manuscript, written ca. 1887, of an essay entitled "Women as law clerks"; a typewritten copy of a letter titled "A young girl's experience in a law school" published in The woman's tribune; an advertisement and several reviews from various newspapers of McCulloch's book, "Woman's wages" (published in 1888); a typewritten copy of a poem written by McCulloch, and a clipping, from The farmer's voice, of an article on her views on women's rights.

Suffragist and lawyer, Catharine Gouger Waugh McCulloch was born near Ransomville, N.Y. The family later moved to a farm near New Milford, Ill.; she attended the village school and nearby Rockford Female Seminary, graduating in 1882. In 1885 she enrolled in the Union College of Law in Chicago, and upon completion of the course was admitted to the Illinois bar. After further study at Rockford Seminary where her thesis was entitled "Woman's wages," McCulloch was awarded a B.A. and an M.A. in 1888. In 1890 she married Frank Hathorn McCulloch, a fellow law student with whom she then practiced law. They had four children.

As legislative superintendent of the Illinois Equal Suffrage Association (1890-1912), McCulloch was active in the movement for women's rights, seeking state legislation permitting woman suffrage in presidential and local elections not constitutionally limited to male voters, a bill that passed in 1913. She was also instrumental in the passage of Illinois legislation granting women equal rights in the guardianship of their children (1901), and raising the legal age of consent for women from fourteen to sixteen (1905). She served as legal adviser (1904-ca. 1911) and as first vice-president (1910-1911) of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. McCulloch died of cancer on April 20, 1945. For further biographical information, see Notable American women, 1607-1950 (1971).

Unpublished finding aid; most Schlesinger Library finding aids are also available in the National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the United States (Chadwyck Healey, 1984- ).

Published guide to microfilm edition available at the Schlesinger Library and from University Publications of America, Bethesda, Md.

Electronic finding aid for Catharine W. McCulloch, Series VI of the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection (A-68) available: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL:sch00998

Catharine W. McCulloch, Series VI of the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1869-1945. A-68, folder 59. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
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  Series VI of the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1869-1945 (inclusive)
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