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Sally Fanny Gleaton papers

Collection number: ahc.mss1208

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials that document Sally Fanny Gleaton's career in women's suffrage advocacy. The bulk of papers are from the National League of Women Voters, which include annual convention pamphlets, financials, rosters, and receipts from hotels. Other items include a scrapbook, newspapers and clippings, a "Votes for Women" banner, greeting cards, and correspondence between Gleaton and other leaders and members of the women's suffrage movement.


  • 1907-1935, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Biographical / Historical

Sally Fanny Gleaton (1885-1968) was born in Conyers, Georgia, the youngest of four children to Judge George Washington Gleaton (1845-1910) and Frances "Fanny" Stewart Gleaton (1847-1931). In 1906 she graduated from Randolph Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. She returned to Conyers to manage the family's farm that she inherited from her father. In 1915 she marched in the Atlanta Suffrage Parade, after which she became involved in the National Women's Suffrage Association, eventually becoming a field secretary. During this time she traveled across the United States and volunteered for the American Red Cross. In 1919 she again returned to Conyers and helped to organize White Women of Atlanta after the ratification of the 19th Amendment. She continued to advocate that women be granted all duties of citizenship, specifically jury duty. She piloted her own plane and flew to rallies and lobbied for a reduction in the taxation of Southern food products created with cottonseed oil, such as margarine. Later she worked as a census enumerator while continuing to manage her family farm.


0.63 linear ft. : (one document case, one half document case, and two oversize folders)




This collection is arranged alphabetically by titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2020

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2021.

Sally Fanny Gleaton papers
Sally Fanny Gleaton papers
Sara Matthews
March 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

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Atlanta GA 30305