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Name Wiley, Mrs. Harvey W.
Othernames Anna Kelton Wiley
Born 1877
Birthplace Oakland, CA
Places of residence Washington, DC
Notes Anna Kelton Wiley was one of the Founders of the National Woman's Party, and served as the Party's National Chairman from 1930-1932, and 1940-1942. She also served as editor of the Equal Rights Magazine from 1940-1945. She was one of the women imprisoned for her suffrage activities, and served time both in Washington, DC, and in the Occoquan Workhouse in Virginia.

"Anna Kelton Wiley was born in Oakland, California in 1877. She graduated from George Washington University, Washington, DC, in 1897 and worked in various government offices. She married Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, Chief of the Bureau of Chemistry, in 1911; they had two children, Harvey, Jr. and John P....Anna Wiley was active in various Washington organizations for fifty-five years. As a suffragist she spent five days in jail for picketing the White House in 1917. She served as Chairman of the National Woman's Party (1930-1932, 1940-1942) as well as editor (1940-1945) of its periodical, Equal Rights. She belonged to over forty organizations, as diverse as the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Consumers' League. Using her knowledge of and interest in politics, she lobbied for legislation on behalf of many of these organizations." [See Harvard University Library, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Anna Kelton Wiley Papers: Finding Aid: http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu/oasis/deliver/~sch00967]
Spouse Wiley, Dr. Harvey W.
Children Wiley, Harvey, Jr.
Wiley, John P.

Associated Records

Image of National Woman's Party Scrapbook Collection - 1944.001.001

National Woman's Party Scrapbook Collection - 1944.001.001

The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, photographs, pamphlets, and ephemera related to the National Woman's Party between 1920 and 1954. The scrapbook has a front cover of beige faux leather with an ornamental border and a plain faux leather back. Dora G. Ogle is signed in blue ink below an affixed paper label that is faded and crumbling. Below is a typed prayer on a paper label. The scrapbook is bound by a string. Numerous pages are not bound and there are loose items.

Image of National Woman's Party Scrapbook Collection - 1944.001.003

National Woman's Party Scrapbook Collection - 1944.001.003

The scrapbook contains portrait photographs and biographical information on members of the National Woman's Party as well as group photos, newspaper clippings, and ephemera. The scrapbook has a front cover of faux beige leather with "Scrap Book" in the center rectangle surrounded by an ornamental border and a plain faux leather back. The scrapbook is bound by a string. Numerous pages are not bound and there are loose items.

Image of National Woman's Party Scrapbook Collection - 1944.004

National Woman's Party Scrapbook Collection - 1944.004

Scrapbook contains newspaper clippings related to suffrage, including the Congressional Union for Woman's Suffrage and NAWSA, Nina Allender, parades and speeches led by suffragists, and voting on the constitutional amendment in congress. Also, in the scrapbook is a hand-written note dated March 12, 1962 to Betty Powell. On the back side of this paper is a list of scrapbooks of the Nat. Woman's Party, including Mrs. Allender's Clippings...Past date in Mrs. Allender's Scrapbook May 2, 1914. The scrapbook is a notebook with a green cover. On the front is a torn address label with National Woman's Party/ 144 B Street, Northeast/ Capitol Hill/ Washington 2 D.C. /10. On the label is handwritt

Image of National Woman's Party Scrapbook Collection - 1944.007

National Woman's Party Scrapbook Collection - 1944.007

The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings dating from 1926 to 1928 on political, societal, and economic issues related to women and the objectives the National Woman's Party. The scrapbook has a black cloth cover. In the upper left corner of the front cover, The Ideal Scrap Book is impressed in gold lettering. A small, torn piece of a label remains on the front cover. The scrapbook was originally bound, but many pages are not secured by the black string. Many of the pages are discolored and rippled, and glue dots are exposed. There are loose newspaper clippings.

Image of National Woman's Party Scrapbook Collection - 1944.010

National Woman's Party Scrapbook Collection - 1944.010

The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings related to the introduction of the Equal Rights Amendment to Congress in 1943, as well as related equal rights topics about the legal, political and social status of women. (See Notes for more information on topics of newspaper articles.) The scrapbook has a green cover with an impressed decorative border design and SCRAP BOOK in gold lettering in the center. The scrapbook cover, back and pages are not bound although these all have two holes to allow for binding by string. The pages have discolored over time and the fragile pages are deteriorating with many pages torn at edges and corners.

Image of National Woman's Party Scrapbook Collection - 1944.025

National Woman's Party Scrapbook Collection - 1944.025

The scrapbook has a faded black fabric cover ornamented with an impressed rectangular border and "THE/IDEAL/SCRAP BOOK" in the upper left corner impressed in gold lettering. There are stained spots on the scrapbook cover and on the inside of the back cover. Stains and scraps of paper are on the back cover. There are loose newspaper clippings at the front of the scrapbook. The scrapbook is not assembled, and no clippings are glued to the pages, which have discolored over time. A string binds the pages. A sticker on the inside of the back cover reads "The IDEAL Line/To Duplicate Order/No. 21/MADE BY/THE J.L. HANSON CO./CHICAGO."

Image of National Woman's Party Textile Collection - 1913.060

National Woman's Party Textile Collection - 1913.060

Rectangular yellow cotton sateen banner with black painted lettering outlined in silver reading "Failure is Impossible" in block capitals. Scalloped bottom edge has applied yellow fringe. Banner is backed in same fabric, with edges sewn together to form hanging tube at top. at either side of top edge are pieces of loose-weave cotton tape knotted to the fabric, probably for hanging. A strip of braided black tape sewn to the reverse of the center of the top edge, also probably for hanging. Pieces of the same tape are sewn at either bottom edge on reverse.

Image of National Woman's Party - 1942.001

National Woman's Party - 1942.001

Mounted in a wood frame is the Equality handkerchief initialed by Susan B. Anthony, 1850 ca., along with a hand-written note by Susan B. Anthony's nephew, Luther Anthony. The white linen handkerchief has a hem-stitched border and silk embroidery of the letter S in the corner. The letter written in ink on paper states "To Miss Jeannette Marks/ From/Mary L. Anthony/Equality handkerchief adopted and/ initialed by Susan B. Anthony about 1850." Also, a letter is attached to the back of the frame from Jeannette Marks (see Notes & Legal for transcription).