Isabel Howland Collection

Collection Owner:
Cover Image:
Isabel Howland and Friends Having Tea
Isabel Howland and Friends Having Tea - Image Source

Collection Facts

Dates of Original:

Historical Context

Isabel Howland (1859-1942) was a woman’s rights activist who worked closely with her longtime colleague Harriet May Mills, Elizabeth Smith Miller, Eliza Wright Osborne, Carrie Chapman Catt and others as she served in the New York State Woman Suffrage Association. 

Her grandfather, Slocum Howland, built a store in Sherwood, NY, now known as Aurora, NY, that was a stop in the Underground Railroad.  That store is now the Howland Stone Store Museum.  

Scope of Collection

Letters and ephemera relating to women's suffrage in New York State in the 1890s as held by the Howland Stone Store Museum.

Special Content:

This project was supported with federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated to the New York State Library by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).