Yost, Lenna Lowe, Suffragist. Papers 1913-1959
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Title: Yost, Lenna Lowe, Suffragist. Papers
Creator: Yost, Lenna Lowe
Inclusive dates: 1913-1959

Extent: 2 ft. 1 in. (5 doc cases, 5 in. each)
Papers of Lenna Lowe Yost, prominent leader of West Virginia's suffrage movement and the first woman to chair a major political party national convention. She was born in Basnettville, Marion County in 1878, the daughter of Jonathan S. and Columbia Basnett Lowe; died in Washington, D.C. in 1972, at the age of 94. Papers include clippings of articles by Yost, correspondence, biographical material, speeches, and other material. Subjects include prohibition, West Virginia State College, Republican committees and conventions, the State Board of Education, and West Virginia University. An addendum of 2003/10/23 includes correspondence, clippings, and other material documenting Yost's work in facilitating ratification of the equal suffrage amendment in the state of West Virginia in the period July 1919 - March 1920. See control folder for item level contents lists and transcriptions of material in the addendum.

Call number: A&M No.: 1851
Language: The materials are in English
Repository: West Virginia & Regional History Collection