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A teacher, writer, suffragist, and political activist, Belle Christie Ferguson Critchett (1868? – 1956), supported and promoted many progressive era-issues of the time, including women’s suffrage and the legal status of women, good citizenship and political reform, maternal health and child welfare, prison reform, prohibition, and the peace movement. The Belle Christie Critchett papers date 1915 – 1968, bulk 1918 – 1935. Types of records include correspondence, clippings, publications and other printed material, maps, posters, songs, a glass lantern slide, and photographs. Arranged in five series (Biographical information, Writing career, League of Women Voters and other women’s suffrage material, Prison reform material, and Other reform issues), these papers document Critchett’s life and career in El Paso, her involvement in the women’s suffrage movement, the League of Women Voters, and participation in other civic and political causes and organizations.