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Alice Paul Collected Papers

 Collection — othertype: CDG-A
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Paul, Alice


Collection consists of photocopied photographs and clippings.


  • Creation: 1907-1992

Biographical / Historical

Born to Quaker parents in New Jersey and graduated from Swarthmore College in 1905, Alice Paul received her first exposure to the politics of protest in England in 1907. In London she became a follower of Emmeline Pankhurst, an outspoken suffragist, where Paul was arrested, imprisoned and forced-fed for demonstrating for women's suffrage. Her mission upon returning to the U.S. was to rouse women to action to secure their equal rights. Paul authored the first Equal Rights Amendment proposed before Congress. She led the National Woman's Party and worked passionately for 49 years to keep the equal rights issue alive.


0.21 Linear Feet (2.5 linear in.)



General Note

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the papers of this individual.

Local Note

Alice Paul was a member of Swarthmore College class of 1905.

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