she first assumed the presidency at MHC,
Mary Woolley was quite reserved when it
came to the suffrage debate. She refused
to endorse a lecturer from the College
Equal Suffrage League in 1905. Yet just
one year later, President Woolley represented
Mount Holyoke at "A Tribute of Gratitude
from Representatives of Women's Colleges," held
in Baltimore in honor of renowned suffragist
Susan B. Anthony .
Woolley was also a friend of social activist
and suffragette Jane
Addams, and invited her to speak at
commencement in 1907 and again the following
year to give a lecture on suffrage.