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Historical Records Survey 314 Main St., Richmond, Virginia November 24/36 Miss Laura Barrett, Martinsville, Virginia. My dear Miss Barrett:- 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 in and around Martinsville. We are particularly anxious to get Minutes, samples of pamphlets, or fliers 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 information that will help to make as complete a history of the suffrage movement in Virginia as it is possible to make. Other names listed in Martinsville are Mrs. Richard Semple, Mrs. Faith Thomas Parrott, Miss Maria Pannell and Miss Tina Fontaine. It may be that these names will help you recall others who can give information regarding the work done for suffrage in your city. The Martinsville League was formed July 28, 1913 with 42 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.