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Series IV. Feminism, circa 1890 - circa 1978

The Esther Neira de Calvo Papers thoroughly document the life and career of Esther Neira de Calvo, a prominent Panamanian educator, politician, diplomat, and women's rights advocate. The extensive collection includes correspondence, photographs, manuscripts, speeches, and awards, and it provides a fascinating perspective on 20th century Panama and Inter-American cooperation. There is material from Carrie Chapman Catt, Maria Ossa de Amador Guerrero, Matilde Obarrio de Mallet, Gabriela Mistral, Juan Peron, Eva Peron, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Alfaro family of Panama, to name a few notables. Documents touch on all aspects of Esther Neira de Calvo's life and include files on education, politics, and feminism.

Processed by Jovana Zujevic and Scott S. Taylor, August 2010.


  • circa 1890 - circa 1978
  • Majority of material found within 1890 - 1978

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From the Collection: 37.65 Linear Feet (34 boxes)

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository