BOLTON, Frances Payne, 1885-1977


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Guide to Research Collections

Western Reserve Historical Society
Cleveland, OH
Papers: 1939-1977, 175 linear feet, 30 oversize volumes, and 1 oversize folder..
The papers of Frances Payne Bolton contain correspondence, reports, publications, clippings, and other materials generated during or pertaining to her service in the U.S. House of Representatives, particularly reflecting her interest in nursing, work on the Committee on Foreign Affairs, travel on behalf of the committee, and work with the United Nations. A finding aid is available in the repository.

Papers: Frances Payne Bolton Audio-Visual Collection. ca. 5400 prints and 1300 negatives and positive transparencies, 111 film titles, 287 audio discs, and 80 audio tapes.
These include extensive documentation from her African trips and other official congressional travel, campaigns, and United Nations General Assembly. Photographs also of family, friends, and government officials. Audio tapes include campaign spots, radio broadcasts, and speeches. Finding aid in repository.

Papers: In the Chester Castle Bolton Papers, 1916-1943, 6.62 linear feet.
Other authors include Frances Payne Bolton.

Papers: In Cyrus Eaton papers, 1901-1978. ca. 422 feet.
Finding aid available in repository.

Papers: The Payne Fund Records, 1924-1972, 81 containers.
Boards of directors’ files, annual reports, minutes, financial files, correspondence, memoranda, printed items, and clippings encompassing administrative records and project files. Finding aid in repository.

Papers: In the Cyrus Eaton Papers, 1901-1978, approximately 422 linear feet.
Subjects covered include Frances Bolton.

Papers: In the Bingham-Brayton Family Papers, 1869-1918, 0.4 linear foot.
Other authors include Frances Payne Bolton.


Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New York, NY
Papers: In the R. Louise McManus Papers, 1929-1978, 14 linear feet.
Documents Louise McManus’s work with Frances Payne Bolton on the National Commission on Nursing Service, 1956-1957.


Cornell University
Carl A. Kroch Library
Ithaca, NY
Papers: In the Dorothy Whitney Straight Elmhirst Papers, 1887-1978, 10 cubic feet.
Subjects include Frances Bolton.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the Society of Woman Geographers Records, 1925-1987, 11,700 items.
Women represented include Frances Payne Bingham Bolton.


Radcliffe College
Schlesinger Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: In the American Council on Education Records, 1951, 0.25 linear foot.
Subjects covered include Frances Payne Bolton.

Papers: In the Blanche Ames Papers, 1860-1961, 3.25 linear feet.
Subjects covered include Frances Payne Bolton.

Papers: In the Adelaide Fish Hawley Cumming Papers, 1922-1967, 1.25 linear feet.
Subjects covered include Frances Payne Bolton.

Papers: In the Peggy Lamson Papers, ca. 1967, 0.5 linear foot.
Includes interviews with Frances Payne Bolton.

Papers: In the In the Frieda Segelke Miller Papers, 1909-1973, 7 linear feet.
Subjects covered include Frances Payne Bolton.

Papers: In the Ruth Cowan Nash Papers, 1905-1990, 6.25 linear feet.
Subjects include Frances Payne Bolton.

Papers: In the In the Pauline Newman Papers, 1903-1982, 5.25 linear feet.
Subjects covered include Frances Payne Bolton.

Papers: In the Jessica McCullough Weis Papers, 1922-1963, 7.25 linear feet.
Subjects covered include Frances Payne Bolton.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Film Reels: 1966-1968, 3 commercials on 2 film reels.
The commercials were used by Frances Payne Bingham Bolton during her 1966 and 1968 campaigns for the U.S. congressional elections in District 22 of Ohio, Republican Party.