The Women's Suffrage Collection
consists of pamphlets, broadsides, and ephemera documenting debates 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 prints 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.; a women's
suffrage handkerchief that includes speculative images about the state of the world 100
years after women received voting rights; and more.
The library created this collection of materials for study and research.
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of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.
The collection is open for research use.