Minnie Fisher Cunningham Papers, 1914-1944 | University of Houston Libraries
These original materials are available in Special Collections.
The Cunningham Papers are divided into 9 series and 10 boxes making up approximately 9 linear feet spanning the years 1914 to 1959. Below, the set is inventoried and described in detail.
The papers include correspondence, press releases, news clippings, programs, bulletins, speeches, expense accounts, campaign lists, strategic plans and organizational materials.
These materials document Mrs. Cunningham's heavy involvement in the National American Woman Suffrage Association, the Texas Equal Suffrage Association, other state suffrage associations, politics, political campaigns, anti-vice, labor, war efforts, Democratic Party Activity plus documentation of her activities in later years.
Perhaps of most interest is a collection of suffrage material from each county of Texas during 1918 & 1919. This is a very important time for the Texas Equal Suffrage Association in particular as it culminated in legislative approval for woman suffrage in state primary elections in 1918 and in universal woman suffrage in 1920.
Minnie Fisher Cunningham Papers digital collection (http://digital.lib.uh.edu/cdm4/about_collection.php?CISOROOT=/p15195coll33)
Series 1: National American Woman Suffrage Association Activity
Series 2: Various Suffrage Activity
Series 3: Texas Equal Suffrage Association Activity
Series 4: Political Activities
Series 5: Anti-Vice Reported Activity
Series 6: War Effort Activities
Series 7: Democratic Party Activities
Series 8: Miscellaneous Activities
Series 9: Later Years