Hannah Johnston Bailey was a Quaker pacifist, suffragist and reformer who was involved in the temperance movement. She was superintendent of the Department of Peace and Arbitration of the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) from 1887 to 1916. Bailey also served as president and business manager of Woman's Temperance Publishing Association, the publishing arm of the WCTU.
An active participant in the suffrage movement, Bailey was president of the Maine Woman Suffrage Association and a member of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Her many other reform interests included the influence of militarism on children, reform of women's prisons, the abolition of capital punishment, and women's missionary work. Bailey also served as an officer of the Universal Peace Union and as editor of two periodicals, The Pacific Banner and The Acorn, a children's magazine.
An outstanding resource for the study of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century reform movements, social history and women's studies, this collection includes correspondence, articles written by and about Bailey, organizational reports, financial papers, and memorabilia.
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