Harriot Stanton Blatch ’78 lectured on “Handicrafts of England.” The daughter of woman suffrage pioneer Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the wife of English businessman Harry Blatch, Harriot Blatch was a social activist in both England and America. Just prior to her marriage she had collaborated with her mother and Susan B. Anthony on a book, the History of Woman Suffrage. In England she had conducted a study of the condition of rural working women, for which she received the master's degree from Vassar in 1894. Returning to America in 1902, she helped restore the American woman suffrage movement, organizing working women in New York City and organizing and leading the 1910 New York suffrage parade.

In her illustrated talk, she discussed the damaging effect of mechanization on the several local and regional handicrafts.