Women of the Future by Meta Stern Lilienthal.
Miriam Y. Holden (née Young) (1893 - 1977) was a civil and women’s rights activist as well as a prolific collector of books, pamphlets, and manuscript material, particularly that related to the argument for women’s rights in American society and abroad.
Born in 1893 to Boston residents Harry H. Young and Lillian Richmond Young (née Hoxie), Holden would go on to graduate from Miss Mary’s School and attend Simmons College before marrying architect (and Princeton University graduate) Arthur Holden in 1917. The couple moved to New York City where Arthur received a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master of Economics from Colombia University.
Commensurate with Her Capacities and Obligations are Woman's Rights
To further “reveal women's part in the making of long history," Holden began to collect books, periodicals, manuscripts, clippings, photographs, and other ephemera related to the lives of women and their achievements throughout history. At the time of her death in 1977, Arthur gifted this collection of 6,000 items to Princeton University, where it lives today.
The collection is particularly strong in biographies of notable women of the past: Jenny Lind, Amelia Earhart, Joan of Arc, Catherine Gladstone, Fanny Burney, Margaret Bourke-White, Kate Greenway, Clara Burton, Simone Weil, Harriet Martineau, Hannah More, the Song sisters, and many others.