GRIFFITHS, Martha Wright, 1912-2003


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object

Guide to Research Collections

University of Michigan
Michigan Historical Collections, Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1956-1976, 60 linear ft. and 8 oversized volumes.
The Martha Griffiths collection consists primarily of correspondence with constituents and lobbying groups on matters on legislation. Among subjects covered include civil rights, assistance to the poor, health care for the aged, and environmental protection. Other subjects include the war in Vietnam, tension among the races, and the Watergate crisis. Of particular interest are files documenting Martha Griffiths’s work on the Ways and Means Committee, notably of her efforts for equity in benefits accorded to American women. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Papers: In the Stellanova Osborn Papers, 1916-1992, 40 linear feet.
Other authors include Martha Griffiths. A finding aid is available in the library.

Papers: In the Margaret Bayne Price Papers, 1918-1969, 25 linear feet.
Other authors include Martha Wright Griffiths. A finding aid is available in the library.

Oral History: In the G. Mennen Williams and Nancy Quirk Williams Oral History Project, 1980-1982, 3 linear feet.
Includes an interview with Martha Griffiths. A finding aid is available in the library.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Oral History: 2 folders. Transcript in the Oral History Collection of the Association of Former Members of Congress.
Restricted. Sound recording in the Library’s Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Schlesinger Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: In the Pluma Burroughs Penton Batten Papers, 1948-1964, 5.25 linear feet.
Subjects covered include Martha Wright Griffiths. An unpublished finding aid is available in the library.

Papers: In the Catherine East Papers, 1960-1989, 50 linear feet.
Subjects covered include Martha Wright Griffiths.

Papers: In the Peggy Lamson Papers, ca. 1967, approximately 0.5 linear foot.
Interviews with congresswomen including Martha Griffiths used by Peggy Lamson to write her book Few Are Chosen.

Papers: In the Stellanova Osborn Papers, 1916-1992, 40 linear feet.
Other authors include Martha Griffiths. A finding aid is available in the library.

Papers: In the Barbara Seaman Papers, 1920-1983, 4.5 linear feet.
Subjects covered include Martha Wright Griffiths. A preliminary finding aid is available in the library.

Oral History: 1974-1976, amount unknown.
Interview by Katie Louchheim. Closed.


Wisconsin Historical Society
Archives Division
Madison, WI
Oral History: In the “Documenting the Midwestern Origins of the Twentieth Century Women’s Movement” Collection, 1987-1992, 0.6 cubic foot.
Other authors include Martha Wright Griffiths. Some interviews are restricted and details are available in the register for the collection.