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Guide to the Women's Suffrage Collection, circa 1880-1917
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Description
The Women's Suffrage Collection consists of pamphlets, broadsides, and ephemera documenting the debate and events surrounding the late 19th- and early 20th-century women's suffrage movement in the United States. It includes materials arguing both in favor of and against the enfranchisement of women, especially reprints of some of Elihu Root's anti-suffrage speeches; two racist, anti-suffrage broadsides from the Brown Printing Company of Montgomery, Alabama; broadsides opposing Woodrow Wilson's re-election to the Presidency on the grounds he opposed women's suffrage; pamphlets outlining arguments to use in favor of women's suffrage; an invitation to the Michigan Equal Suffrage Association's annual convention in 1889, instructions posted at polling places for first-time women voters in Massachusetts in 1895; a Keystone View Company stereoscopic card showing the 1913 "Suffragette Parade" in Washington, D.C.; and a women's suffrage handkerchief that includes speculative images about the state of the world 100 years after women received voting rights.
Background
The Oviatt Library created this collection of materials for study and research.
Restrictions
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
The collection is open for research use.