• Creator
  • Bailey, Winona
  • Created Date
  • circa 1912
  • Description
  • Bailey wrote her letter in response to a summons by the Mountaineers Board of Directors to come before them to face charges of insurrection on the 1909 summer outing. According to her account, Bailey thought that women were being unfairly discriminated against and held back from making climbs that men were allowed to make during the trip. In response, Bailey and her friend, Miss Lovering, who was also called before the committee, wrote a prote... more
    Bailey wrote her letter in response to a summons by the Mountaineers Board of Directors to come before them to face charges of insurrection on the 1909 summer outing. According to her account, Bailey thought that women were being unfairly discriminated against and held back from making climbs that men were allowed to make during the trip. In response, Bailey and her friend, Miss Lovering, who was also called before the committee, wrote a protest "with the feeling that it would do no harm; that it might help to prevent what we regarded as unfair discrimination against women on future outings, that it would help relieve a situation already tense and put an end to an unpleasant discussion." Bailey adamantly denies any attempt at insurrection and concludes her letter with her resignation from the club, stating "I acted in this as always, for what I regarded as the best interests of the club, and now, since I do not see how it could be possible for me to work longer with those who think... less
  • Format
  • text
    Letter (correspondence)
    Scanned from original text or image at 200 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2012