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.
These are two letters written between Hattie Caraway and Griffin Smith. Caraway writes the first letter on May 27, 1932, asking Smith what the political atmosphere is in Arkansas in relation to her chances of winning the next election. Smith responds on June 1, 1932, that her chances for election don't look very good.
Two letters, one page each, 8.5" x 11"
Politicians; Political representation; Political elections; Political campaigns; Women;
Riverdale, Prince George's County. (Md.); Marianna, Lee County. (Ark.)
SMC.30.3, No. 55 and 56
Arkansas Women's History Collection
Arkansas State Archives
Letters Between Hattie Caraway and Griffin Smith, SMC.30.3.55-56, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas
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