WS101, meet Alice Riggs Hunt

This week and last, our reading room has been a busy place, as 150 Women's Studies 101 students have flocked to the Archives to help transcribe Alice Riggs Hunt's notebooks and cards.

Each student is transcribing one card similar to the one below. Following that, they will write a reflexion paper, and connect the content of the card they translated with one of the articles they've read in their textbook.

Alice Riggs Hunt was an American journalist and activist who participated in two New York campaigns for women's suffrage and several in other states. The file the students are working on is described thus:

Suffrage work notebooks and cards.  - 1916-1917.

Contents: File consists of one package of reports written on index cards detailing Alice Riggs Hunt's suffrage work in West Virginia in 1916, as well as loose notes on same. Also includes a bundle of loose note pages re suffrage work in New York City, probably ca. 1917.

Index card dated August 25, 1916

duplicate 8/25/1916
Webster Springs Webster County
     At Court House copying voters list and calling all rest of day upon women of town. Saw about 25 women + found few opposed. Voters list finished in afternoon.
                                    Alice Riggs Hunt.

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