Guide to the Jessie Doe Papers, circa 1942
Collection number: MS 209
About Jessie Doe
A Republican member of the NH State Legislature from Rollinsford, N.H., elected in 1920 via a write-in campaign by newly enfranchised women voters, Jessie Doe was an outspoken advocate for women’s rights. She was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1932, and from 1934 until 1943 served as a Trustee of the University of New Hampshire.
About the Jessie Doe Papers
Holograph and typed drafts of various short stories, possibly written for the 1942 Towle Writer’s Conference (one of the stories is dated July 9, 1942 and is commented on by “Untermeyer”). The stories include “The Big Bad Wolf,” “Grandmother,” “A Political Fragment,” “Searching Sand in New Hampshire,” “A Student Nurse,” and “Two Generations,” There are also two talks – “Some Thoughts on Voting,” delivered before the New Hampshire Library Association, and “History of the Parties,” an address delivered at the School of Citizenship.
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[Identification of item], Jessie Doe Papers, circa 1942, MS 209, Milne Special
Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
Transferred: University Archives, Mar. 11, 2002 (Accession number: 2002.12)