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Lenna Lowe Yost, Suffragist, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1851


Papers of Lenna Lowe Yost, prominent leader of West Virginia's suffrage movement and the first woman to chair a major political party national convention. She was born in Basnettville, Marion County in 1878, the daughter of Jonathan S. and Columbia Basnett Lowe; died in Washington, D.C. in 1972, at the age of 94. Papers include clippings of articles by Yost, correspondence, biographical material, speeches, and other material. Subjects include prohibition, West Virginia State College (including 1929 bulletin with photographs), Republican committees and conventions, the State Board of Education, and West Virginia University. An addendum of 2003/10/23 includes correspondence, clippings, and other material documenting Yost's work in facilitating ratification of the equal suffrage amendment in the state of West Virginia in the period July 1919 - March 1920. See control folder for item level contents lists and transcriptions of material in the addendum.


  • Creation: 1913-1959


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2.3 Linear Feet (2 ft. 3 1/2 in. (5 document cases, 5 in. each); (1 document case, 2 1/2 in.))

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West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:

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1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US