Suffrage Collection, 1851-2009 (Bulk: 1880s-1920s)
34 boxes, 26 volumes, microforms, and oversize materials (14.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 447
Feminists, Suffragists. Comprised largely of printed materials such as pamphlets, newspaper clippings, petitions, legislative documents, articles, periodicals, and books pertaining to the enfranchisement of women primarily in the U.S., but also in England and there are small amounts of material on other countries. There are also manuscript materials including unpublished writings and correspondence. Photographs document suffrage parades, demonstrations, groups, and individuals. Suffrage memorabilia and ephemera includes broadsides, fliers, cartoons, postcards, buttons, pins, stickers, banners, playing cards, songbooks, a novel, poetry, scrapbooks, and a cookbook. U.S. and British suffrage organizations, such as the National American Woman Suffrage Association, the National Women's Party, and the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies are well represented; and there are biographical materials, speeches, photographs, and writings by and about prominent suffragists including Carrie Chapman Catt, Jane Addams, Alice Stone Blackwell, Ida Husted Harper, Gertrude Foster Brown, Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence, Emmeline Pankhurst, Anna Howard Shaw, and many others.
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