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Historical Records Survey. 314 E. Main St., Richmond, Virginia.

November 25/36

Mrs. W. J. Newbill, Irvington, Virginia.

My dear Mrs. Newbill:-

In 1926 the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia presented to the State of Virginia all of its remaining banners and flags and these are now on display in the Capitol as articles of historic interest.

Now we have the opportunity through the Historical Records Survey, a WPA project, of collecting and classifying for permanent preservation all available materials on woman suffrage in our state so that later a history of the movement can be written. We feel sure that you will contribute any items of interest or any data you may have or can get in connection with the work done for suffrage in Lancaster.

We are particularly anxious to get Minutes, samples of pamphlets or flyers or other printed matter including newspaper clippings, or information that workers may remember, etc. Short stories of certain meetings, or mention of outstanding speakers will not come amiss. In other words we want ANY items or informaiton that will help to make as complete a history of the suffrage movement in Virginia as it is possible to make.

Other names we have in Lancaster are Miss Rubinette Lee, Miss James, Miss Oliver, Mrs. Wilshon, Miss Caroline Gunby, and Mrs. Lillie Rock. It may be that these Ames will help you to recall others who may give information regarding the work for suffrage in your vicinity. The Irvington League was formed November 25, 1915 with 20 members.

With the best of good wishes, and trusting you will give us all the aid possible in making our "Archives" full and explicit,

Sincerely yours,

Miss Ida M. Thompson, Research Worker, Historical Records Survey.

Dr. Lester J. Cappon, State Director.