Calypso Botez to Elena Meissner, March 14, 1934

Calypso Botez to Elena Meissner, March 14, 1934

written by Calypso Botez, 1880-1933, in Constantin and Elena Meissner Family Collection, of Romania. National Archives (folder XI57, files 37-38) (Bucharest, Bucharest County) (14 March 1934) , 4 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
Description: Letter from Calipso Botez to Elena Meissner, leader of the Association for the Civil and Political Emancipation of Romanian Women (AECPFR), written on March 21, 1934. Calypso Botez was an important feminist figure of the interwar Romania, founding member of the feminist organizations AECPFR and Solidaritatea, president of the National Council of Romanian Women (CNFR, 1921 – 1930) and the first woman to hold a position in the Permanent Council of the Minister of Public Instruction. Starting with 1929, when partial political rights were granted to women, she supported the National Peasant Party (PNȚ) as the only party that promised firmly to support women’s enfranchisement in local elections. This letter tells the story of how enrolment or support of diverse political parties caused rifts between members of the feminist organizations. In 1934 a conflict between Calypso Botez and Elena Dimitriu Castană, the leader of the Constanța section of AECPFR, began due to their different political options (the latter was a member of the National Liberal Party). Botez tells Meissner in this letter how this conflict became public in that there were articles published in newspapers, articles in which the activity of Bucharest female councilors was deprecated. Keywords: Feminism, politics, political rights, political party, Association for the Civil and Political Emancipation of Romanian Women
Field of Interest
Women and Social Movements
Calypso Botez, 1880-1933
Women and Social Movements, Modern Empires Since 1820
Content Type
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Women and Social Movements, History, Women and Social Reform, Women and Politics, Women and Rights, Rumania, Romênia, Association for the Civil and Political Emancipation of Romanian Women, Romania, Elena Meissner, 1867-1940, Political and Human Rights, Equal Rights for Women, Suffrage, Romanians, 20th Century in World History (1914--2000)
Equal Rights for Women, Suffrage
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Rumania, Romênia

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