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Handbill from the Virginia Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage articulating arguments against giving women the right to vote. The Association give several reasons why suffrage will not help working women. The VAOWS was a group of women opposed to…

Anti-suffrage handbill arguing that women have the right to exemption from political duties and to protection, "even against herself, if need be." An advertisement for a weekly journal, The Woman Patriot, is included on this…

Handbill advertising the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage procession, May 9, 1914. The women were demanding a United States Constitutional Amendment Enfranchising Women. The march gathered at the Belasco Theatre and processed to the Capitol in…

Handbill published by the New York State Woman Suffrage Association. Excerpt:Votes for Women! The Woman's Reason. Because BECAUSE women must obey the laws just as men do, They should vote equally with men.BECAUSE women pay taxes just as men do, thus…

This document details information regarding the Refuge's and the Bethesda Society’s yearly financial expenses, donations, and membership, while also documenting the number of “refugees” under their care. Additionally, this annual report and the…

This document details information regarding the Refuge's and the Bethesda Society’s yearly financial expenses, donations, and membership, while also documenting the number of “refugees” under their care. Additionally, this annual report and the…

Music and lyrics taken from "The March of Women" composed by Ethel Smyth in 1910, to words by Cicely Hamilton. This copy was posted on the bulletin board of Muriel Smith's ERA office in Virginia.  "The March of the Women" became the official anthem…

Handbill advertising a march in support of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The rally was held on Saturday, May 2, 1981 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment was 1982; however, Congress has the power…

World War I poster created by Haskell Coffin for the United States Treasury Department.A radiant Joan of Arc wearing a suit of armor, lifts her sword and gazes heavenward. Text: Joan of Arc Saved France. Women of America Save Your Country. Buy War…

World War I poster created by Adolph Treidler to publicize the YWCA's participation in the United War Work Campaign, November 11 - 18, 1918.The United War Work Campaign was a a one-week fundraising effort during World War I. Seven voluntary…

Handbill in support of the Federal Suffrage Amendment. Congress proposed the Nineteenth Amendment on June 4, 1919. Ratification was completed on August 18, 1920.  Text excerpts:DO IT NOW! Give the vote to the women of every state in the Union by…

Publication of the National Woman Suffrage Publishing Company, Inc. 171 Madison Avenue, New York City.  Cover illustration by Rose O'Neill. This pamphlet tells women that, without the vote, all they can do is manage their own households. With the…

First issue of the Virginia Suffrage News,a monthly newspaper published by the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia.From masthead p. 4Alice Overbey Taylor, Managing EditorMr.s G. Harvey Clarke (Mary Pollard Clarke), Editor-in-ChiefContributing…

Suffrage handbill published by the New York State Woman Suffrage Party. Printed by the National Woman Suffrage Publishing Co.Text:Don't Forget to Vote For WOMAN SUFFRAGE FirstYour President asks you to vote for it.Your Governor is for it.Your party…

New York State Woman Suffrage Party handbill that seeks to persuade men to vote for woman suffrage in November 1917.Text:"Your VoteWas handed to you when you became twenty-one years old.You didn't have to ask for it.You didn't have to prove that you…

Handbill published by the New York State Woman Suffrage Association.Excerpts:"WOMEN IN THE HOMEWe are forever being told that the place for women is in the HOME. Well, so be it. But what do we expect of her in the home? Merely to stay in the home is…

Published by Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC), The Southern Frontier was a monthly newsletter, first issued in January, 1940. Aiming to share the stories overlooked by traditional newspapers, the newsletter published stories of social…

Advertisement for Charlene's bar. "New Orleans 1977 - 1999"Charlene Schneider was an early and vocal advocate for LGBTQ causes in the 1970s. The center of her world was Charlene's, the bar she ran at 940 Elysian Fields in New Orleans from 1977 until…

Lorena Weeks had worked as a Southern Bell telephone operator for many years when she was denied a higher paying position as a company switchman on the basis that the job was only open to men, citing a Georgia state rule that women employees could…

Anti-suffrage postcard. The front has gold lettering, with a different color for each capital letter, green, purple, red, blue, orange. Silhouettes of three mice appear at the top of the card. Text:"As soon as I find a / Woman / Suffragist, / Who is…

Drawing of an angry man wearing patched and ripped clothing. His suspenders and collar are unfastened, and he looks over his shoulder to examine a tear in his sleeve. The caption reads,"This is how it will be when the Woman's Suffrage get in power."

Anti-suffrage postcard showing female letter carrier opening and reading other people's mail. She is walking a small dog while going about her rounds. Caption reads, "The Suffragette Letter Carrier. Would you trust your wife as letter…

From front cover: "Excerpts from pronouncements of different Woman's State Committees on Race Relations"Statements from Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia;…

Equal Suffrage League of Virginia float depicting the Barge of State with Victory at the prow.This photograph was taken at the Thrift Day Parade held the afternoon of Saturday, March 23, 1918 in Richmond, VA. According to newspaper reports, over…

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