Ethel Hutson papers
Scope and Contents
This collection contains Ethel Hutson’s series of printed materials related to the women’s suffrage movement. This collection contains photographs (1908-1922), papers and manuscripts (1879-1822), press release related to the suffragist movement, newspaper clippings (1912-1920), correspondence (1917-1957), utility bills (1921-1922), public utilities and transportation manuscripts (1907-1922), education manuscripts (1913-1916), Lafcadio Hearn materials, manuscripts on Hutson’s civic interests and writings (1900-1922), and newspapers clippings on civic affairs (1912-1922).
- 1879 - 1957
- Hutson, Ethel. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Access is unrestricted.
Biographical / Historical
Ethel Hutson (1872-1951) was the daughter of Charles Woodson Hutson and Mary Jane Lockett. Ethel Hutson attended the University of Mississippi and Texas AM. She studied art under Cary Lockett McAuley at the Pratt Institute, National Academy of Design, and Newcomb College. Hutson’s career began with designing tiles in Indianapolis, IN, and drawing illustrations and contributing articles for Readers Magazine. She was an art teacher in the Texas public school system, then taught in several private school. In 1909, Hutson moved to New Orleans and began working for the New Orleans Picayune. In 1912, Hutson became head of the women’s department of the New Orleans Item Newspaper and was active in local women’s groups. She was an active member and later press officer of the Women’s Suffrage Party of New Orleans. Hutson was also the Secretary-Treasurer of the Southern States Art League.
Language of Materials
The collection is arranged by topic as follows: Woman's Suffrage photographs, Woman's Suffrage papers and printed materials, Woman's Suffrage newspaper clippings, correspondence, financial documents, public utilities and transportation papers, education papers, Lafcadio Hearn materials, civic interests and writings, and newspaper clippings related to civic affairs.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Ethel Hutson.
- Hearn, Lafcadio, 1850-1904.
- Hutson, Ethel.
- Women authors, American -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Clippings (information artifacts) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Era Club.
- League of Women Voters of New Orleans.
- Manuscripts for publication Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Suffrage -- Louisiana -- New Orleans Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Woman's Suffrage Party of Louisiana.
- Women journalists -- Louisiana -- New Orleans Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Women's rights -- United States -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Ethel Hutson papers finding aid
- New description by Jack Wood. Edited by Andrew Mullins, III. Subject and Name files by LAC.
- 2017 November 30
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Edition statement
- Second edition. First edition created by LAC in 2011.
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