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Ellis Meredith Collection


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Meredith, Ellis, b. 1865

Ellis Meredith was a suffragist and journalist from Colorado. She enlisted the help of the national suffragist movement in the successful Colorado campaign to get women the vote. Her works include What Difference Does it Make to the Women (1904) and Heart of My Heart(1904).

The collection consists of correspondence and manuscripts related to the anthology Democracy at the Crossroads, arranged by Ellis Meredith. The purpose of the book was to restate some of the fundamental principles of the Democratic Party and to recall some of its achievements under the leadership of Woodrow Wilson. It was published In New York under the auspices of the Woman's National Democratic Club of Washington, D. C., by Brewer, Warren & Putnam in 1932. Correspondents include the contributing authors of the book, such as Claude G. Bowers, Edward P. Costigan, Mabel Costigan (Mrs. Edward Costigan, who was president of the Women Citizens League of Colorado), John W. Davis, John H. Latané, George Palmer Putnam (of Brewer, Warren & Putnam, Inc.), Carl Vrooman, Thomas J. Walsh, Robert F. Wagner, and Brand Whitlock. There is also an autograph note signed by Meredith to Caroline Reilly.

The manuscripts include typewritten biographies of the above contributors; a typescript (30 pp.) of Brand Whitlock's essay "Gentlemen Cry Peace, Peace," with holograph corrections; and Newton D. Baker's essay (33 pp.) "Democracy at War," also containing holograph corrections. Both essays were published in Democracy at the Crossroads. Also included are the dust jacket for the book and an envelope from the Women's Division of the Democratic National Committee addressed to Meredith, postmarked 15 September 1948.

Folders are arranged by subject.

Gift of The Library of Congress's Manuscripts Division on May 28, 1951 (AM14380).

This collection was processed by Dina Britain on August 15, 2007. Finding aid written by Traci Ballou-Broadnax on August 15, 2007. Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

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The collection is open for research.

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Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Collection Inventory

Biographies of Contributors, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence, 1930-1932. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Democracy at the Crossroads", dust jacket, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Democracy at War" manuscript, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Gentlemen Cry Peace, Peace" manuscript, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Unidentified Manuscript, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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