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Catalog Number 1988/05.0475
Object Name Papers
Scope & Content Nancy Murray Mann was one of Huntington's most prominent Progressives between World War I and World War II. She was a leading advocate for women's suffrage during World War I, Prohibition throughout the 1920s and 1930s, and a peace advocate during the early years of the Depression. She was a member of the Democratic National Committee in 1924 and 1928, but switched party alliances during the 1928 campaign, supporting the election of Herbert Hoover. Mann campaigned throughout West Virginia and the United States, giving speeches to Republican women's groups. She remained a Hoover supporter throughout his presidency and received an appointment on the board of advisors for the Federal Industrial Institution for Women in Alderson West Virginia in 1930. She was the founder and first president of the Huntington chapter of the YWCA (Young Women's Christian Association), on the board of governors of Greenbrier College for Women in Lewisburg, West Virginia, and she was an active member of the Women's Club of Huntington and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union.
Title Nancy Murray Mann Papers, 1914-1985
Collection Nancy Murray Mann Papers, 1914-1985
Accession number 1988/05.0475
Finding Aids Finding aid is available in the Special Collections Department, Morrow Library, Marshall University. Online finding aid available at: Accession 1988/05.0475
People Mann, Nancy Murray, 1868-1962
Subjects Women's suffrage--United States--1910-1920
Prohibition--United States
Young Women's Christian Association
Woman's Christian Temperance Union

Search Terms Women's Suffrage
Women's right to vote
Democratic National Committee
Greenbrier College for Women
Lewisburg, W. Va.
Women's Club of Huntington
Alderson, W. Va.
Extent of Description 0.25 linear feet oversized item
Access Conditions There are no restrictions on the use of the collection.
Archivist's Notes Accession card recorded. PastPerfect record reviewed 2/10/2011.
Year Range from 1914
Year Range to 1985
Dates of Creation 1914-1985