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Explore these Web sites for additional information about Mrs. Bolton and the institutions she helped establish or support through her philanthropy.

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress: Frances Payne Bolton
http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000607
Find a short biography as well as a directory of collections that hold the papers of and research materials about the former congresswoman.

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing: History of the School
http://fpb.case.edu/visitors/History/Contents.htm
Trace the history and growth of the nursing school that Mrs. Bolton endowed in 1923.

The Office of the Public Health Service Historian: The Cadet Nurse Corps, 1943-48
http://lhncbc.nlm.nih.gov/apdb/phsHistory/resources/cadetnurse/nurse.html
Read about the creation, recruitment, and legacy of the Cadet Nurse Corps, which was established with the passage of 1943's Bolton Act.

The Parapsychology Foundation
http://www.parapsychology.org
Learn about the organization that Eileen J. Garrett and Mrs. Bolton co-founded in 1951; today it supports scientific research into psychic phenomena.

The Accokeek Foundation
http://www.accokeek.org
Get to know the current work of the foundation originally created to protect the Potomac River view across from Mount Vernon.

George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens
http://www.mountvernon.org
Designed by the country's first commander-in-chief. Take a virtual tour of his private mansion and get details about the farm and its grounds.

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Find a select list of books and reports by and about Frances Payne Bolton.

Bolton, Frances P. and other members of Congress. COMMUNISM, ITS PLANS AND TACTICS. Washington, DC: Infantry Journal Press, 1949.

Bolton, Frances P. LETTERS FROM AFRICA, 1955. Washington, DC: 1956.

—. REPORT OF THE SPECIAL STUDY MISSION TO AFRICA, SOUTH AND EAST OF THE SAHARA. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1957.

Loth, David Goldsmith. A LONG WAY FORWARD; THE BIOGRAPHY OF CONGRESSWOMAN FRANCES P. BOLTON. New York: Longmans, Green, 1957.

Western Reserve Historical Society. FRANCES PAYNE BOLTON PAPERS. Ohio: The Society, 1989.

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Politician, humanitarian, philanthropist, and patriot The Life of Frances Payne Bolton (1885-1977) print to top