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Meredith, Ellis, b. 1865
Ellis Meredith Collection
Manuscripts Division
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Consists of correspondence and manuscripts related to the anthology Democracy at the Crossroads (1932), arranged by Ellis Meredith, a suffragist and journalist from Colorado.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence and manuscripts related to the anthology Democracy at the Crossroads, arranged by Ellis Meredith. The purpose of the book was to restate some of the fundamental principles of the Democratic Party and to recall some of its achievements under the leadership of Woodrow Wilson. It was published In New York under the auspices of the Woman's National Democratic Club of Washington, D. C., by Brewer, Warren & Putnam in 1932. Correspondents include the contributing authors of the book, such as Claude G. Bowers, Edward P. Costigan, Mabel Costigan (Mrs. Edward Costigan, who was president of the Women Citizens League of Colorado), John W. Davis, John H. Latané, George Palmer Putnam (of Brewer, Warren & Putnam, Inc.), Carl Vrooman, Thomas J. Walsh, Robert F. Wagner, and Brand Whitlock. There is also an autograph note signed by Meredith to Caroline Reilly.

The manuscripts include typewritten biographies of the above contributors; a typescript (30 pp.) of Brand Whitlock's essay "Gentlemen Cry Peace, Peace," with holograph corrections; and Newton D. Baker's essay (33 pp.) "Democracy at War," also containing holograph corrections. Both essays were published in Democracy at the Crossroads. Also included are the dust jacket for the book and an envelope from the Women's Division of the Democratic National Committee addressed to Meredith, postmarked 15 September 1948.


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Collection Creator Biography:

Meredith, Ellis, b. 1865

Ellis Meredith was a suffragist and journalist from Colorado. She enlisted the help of the national suffragist movement in the successful Colorado campaign to get women the vote. Her works include What Difference Does it Make to the Women (1904) and Heart of My Heart(1904).

Collection History


Gift of The Library of Congress's Manuscripts Division on May 28, 1951 (AM14380).


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Dina Britain on August 15, 2007. Finding aid written by Traci Ballou-Broadnax on August 15, 2007. Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Ellis Meredith Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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