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Ethel Hutson papers

Identifier: LaRC-14

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).


  • Creation: 1879 - 1957


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.


9.00 Boxes

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.

Related Materials

League of Women Voters of New Orleans paper (MSS 556)

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.

Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US