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Label
1917-1990
Inclusive dates
1917-1990
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1917-1990, of Pauline Adams (1874-1957) of Norfolk, Virginia, including business cards, clippings, correspondence, genealogies, and photographs. Of note are two letters (and transcripts) written in 1917 to her husband and son Walter, while Pauline was in jail in Washington, D.C for demonstrating during a selective-service parade. The letters describe daily life and conditions of the workhouse in Occoquan, Virginia. Also of note is the advertisement for the "Prison Special," a national tour held by members of the National Woman's Party, including those who had been imprisoned, to promote women's rights. The collection also includes clippings and obituaries, reminiscences by Pauline on her childhood and parents, and genealogy of Walter Adams family
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Biographical or historical data
Pauline Forstall Colclough Adams (1874-1957) was a lawyer, suffragist, and women's rights advocate. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, she came to America with her family probably around 1890. She married Walter J. Adams and had two children, Edward Forstall and Walter Paul, and settled in Norfolk, Virginia. Pauline was very active in the suffragist movement in Virginia from 1910 until her death in 1957. She was president of the Norfolk branch of the National Woman's Party, vice-chairman of the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage, and headed the campaign for Sarah Lee Fain's election in 1923 to the Virginia House of Delegates. In 1917 she served 60 days in the Occoquan workhouse, Virginia, for picketing in front of the White House for women's rights. Pauline was also involved with the Woman's Jamestown Association, formed in preparation for the Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exposition of 1907, and headed Norfolk's Jamestown Esperanto Club in 1906.
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Vi
Form designation
Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
.01
Immediate source of acquisition
Harrell, Charlotte Adams
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000499303
Reproduction note
photocopies.
Type of unit
cu. ft.

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