Madeline McDowell Breckinridge papers

Abstract

The Madeline McDowell Breckinridge papers (dated 1867-1923, undated; 2.7 cubic feet; 6 boxes) mainly consists of pamphlets, broadsides, leaflets, and printed materials which reflect Madeline McDowell Breckinridge's wide range of interest in social and political concerns, including women's suffrage, tuberculosis, and childhood education.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Madeline McDowell Breckinridge papers
Extent
2.7 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Child labor -- Kentucky
Pamphlets.
Tuberculosis -- Hospitals.
Women social reformers -- Kentucky
Women -- Suffrage -- Kentucky.
Women -- Suffrage -- United States.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged alphabetically.
Finding Aid Author
Archives Staff
Preferred Citation
52m3 : [identification of item], Madeline McDowell Breckinridge papers, 1867-1923, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, a granddaughter of Henry Clay, was born at Woodlake, Franklin County, Kentucky, on May 20, 1872. In 1889, she attended Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Connecticut. From 1890-1894, she studied at State College which later became the University of Kentucky. On November 17, 1898, she married Desha Breckinridge, editor of the Lexington Herald. Both Breckinridges were involved with the social and political issues of the day.
Despite her illness of tuberculosis of the bone and in keeping with her heritage as a granddaughter of Henry Clay, Madeline McDowell Breckinridge made significant contributions to the causes which she initiated or supported. Mrs. Breckinridge served as president of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association, 1912-1915 and again in 1919. She was second vice-president of the National Woman Suffrage Association, 1913-1914. In addition, she was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Fayette County Tuberculosis Fayette County Associated Charities, on the executive committee of the Lexington League and was vice-president of the Kentucky Child Labor Commission.
Scope and Content
The Madeline McDowell Breckinridge papers (dated 1867-1923, undated; 2.7 cubic feet; 6 boxes) mainly consists of pamphlets, broadsides, leaflets, and printed materials which reflect Madeline McDowell Breckinridge's wide range of interest in social and political concerns, including women's suffrage, tuberculosis, and childhood education. There are very few letters in the collection. The majority of the papers are devoted to women's suffrage issues. The materials are arranged by subject.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Anti-suffrage, 1915-1918, undated

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Birth control, 1916-1920, undated

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Charities, 1904-1914

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Child labor, 1896-1905

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Child labor, 1906-1909

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Child labor, 1910-1912

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Child labor, 1913-1919

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Child labor, undated

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Child labor correspondence and miscellaneous materials, 1906-1915

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Child labor newspaper clippings, 1906-1913, undated

  • Box 1, folder 10
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Civic improvement, 1905-1921, undated

  • Box 1, folder 11
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Community service, 1919

  • Box 2, folder 12
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Education, 1904-1919, undated

  • Box 2, folder 12.5
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Foreign materials, undated

  • Box 2, folder 13
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Home rule, Denver, correspondence and articles, 1903-1904

  • Box 2, folder 14
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Home rule, Denver, newspaper clippings, 1903-1904

  • Box 2, folder 15
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Housing, 1910-1920

  • Box 2, folder 16
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Insurance, 1913-1917, undated

  • Box 2, folder 17
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Kentucky, 1905-1920, undated

  • Box 2, folder 18
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Labor laws and working conditions - includes report of the Cherry Mine disaster, Cherry, IL, 1901-1914

  • Box 2, folder 19
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Labor laws and working conditions, 1919-1920, undated

  • Box 3, folder 20
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Lincoln School (Lexington, Ky.) model school, 1909-1913

  • Box 3, folder 21
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Miscellaneous materials, 1903-1919, undated

  • Box 3, folder 22
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Recreation, 1900-1919, undated

  • Box 3, folder 23
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Social work, 1911-1923, undated

  • Box 3, folder 24
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Southern problems, 1903-1916, undated

  • Box 3, folder 25
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Temperance, circa 1915

  • Box 3, folder 26
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Tuberculosis, 1902-1907

  • Box 3, folder 27
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Tuberculosis, 1908

  • Box 4, folder 28
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Tuberculosis, 1914-1920, undated

  • Box 4, folder 29
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Tuberculosis - bulletins, 1918-1920

  • Box 4, folder 30
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Voting, 1909-1920

  • Box 4, folder 31
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Women - miscellaneous materials, 1905-1919, undated

  • Box 4, folder 32
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Women's suffrage, 1867-1904

  • Box 4, folder 33
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Women's suffrage, 1905-1906

  • Box 4, folder 34
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Women's suffrage, 1907-1909

  • Box 4, folder 35
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Women's suffrage, 1910

  • Box 5, folder 36
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Women's suffrage, 1911-1912

  • Box 5, folder 37
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Women's suffrage, 1913

  • Box 5, folder 38
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Women's suffrage - The Case for Woman Suffrage by Margaret Ladd Franklin, 1913

  • Box 5, folder 39
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Women's suffrage, 1914

  • Box 5, folder 40
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Women's suffrage, 1915

  • Box 5, folder 41
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Women's suffrage - includes A Mother's Sphere by Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, 1916-1917

  • Box 5, folder 42
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Women's suffrage, 1918-1919 June

  • Box 6, folder 43
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Women's suffrage, 1919 July-1921 April

  • Box 6, folder 44
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Women's suffrage - broadsides, leaflets and miscellaneous pieces, A-W, undated

  • Box 6, folder 45
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Women's suffrage - broadsides and leaflets National American Woman Suffrage Association, B-W, undated

  • Box 6, folder 46
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Women's suffrage - broadsides and leaflets, political equality, undated

  • Box 6, folder 47
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Women's suffrage - Kentucky-related materials, 1909-1917, undated

  • Box 6, folder 48
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Women's suffrage - pamphlets, A-P, undated

  • Box 6, folder 49
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Women's suffrage - pamphlets, S-W, undated

  • Box 6, folder 50
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Women's suffrage - Woman Suffrage Calendar, 1910

  • Box 6, folder 51
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World War I, circa 1914-1918

  • Box 6, folder 52
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