Mrs. M. B. Haven letter to Frances Casement, September 25, 1884   Save
Mrs. M. B. Haven letter to Frances Casement, September 25, 1884
Description: Letter from Mrs. Martha (M. B.) Haven of Cleveland, Ohio, to Frances Casement, September 25th, 1884. Haven encloses petitions and requests Casement's assistance in collecting names to protest the decision of Adelbert College to close admission to women. Adelbert College (originally named Western Reserve College) would go on to stop admitting women in 1888; female students were instead enrolled in the College for Women of Western Reserve University, though the two schools continued to cooperate closely for years. After a series of mergers between a number of other schools and colleges, the institution would be known as Case Western Reserve University beginning in 1967. This item comes from the Frances Jennings Casement Papers, a manuscript collection comprised of letters and association records related to the founding and leadership of the Ohio Woman Suffrage Association. Casement (1840-1928) was born in Painesville, Ohio, and graduated from Painesville Academy and Willoughby Female Seminary. Her father, Charles Casement, supported abolition and women's suffrage and encouraged Frances to be active in social causes. Frances Casement established the Painesville Equal Rights Association in 1883, and shortly after became involved in the Ohio Woman Suffrage Association, serving as its president from 1885 to 1888. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: MSS510_B01F11_Haven_18840925_01
Subjects: Ohio Women; Civil Liberties; Suffragists; Ohio League of Women Voters; Social movements; Coeducation;
Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio);