Creator

Hattie Caraway

Date Original

1944 May 1

Description

This is a typed letter from Senator Hattie Caraway to John Park Cravens in Magazine, Arkansas. In the last paragraph, Caraway talks a little about being a female legislator

Biographical/Historical Note

Hattie Caraway was the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate. She was appointed to take over her late husband's term after his death and went on to win the next election as well. She served as a Senator from Arkansas from 1931 - 1945. Cravens was the editor and publisher of The Magazine Gazette newspaper and served as a Justice of the Peace in several towns.

Physical Description

Letter, 8" x 10.5"

Keywords

Women; Politicians; Politics and government; Legislators

Geographical Area

Washington, D.C.; Magazine, Logan County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.00024.07, Item 19

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Small manuscript collection, SMC.00024.07

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Letter, Hattie Caraway to John Park Cravens, Small manuscript collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History | Women's History

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