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[Detail] Yellow ribbon from 1911 Suffrage Parade


Collection Overview

Votes for Women, 1848-1921, consists of proceedings from the meetings of women's organizations, books, pamphlets, memorials, and scrapbooks that document the struggle for women's suffrage and women's rights. The collection includes material from Carrie Chapman Catt, Susan B. Anthony, Julia Ward Howe, and others.

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Historical Eras

These historical era(s) are best represented in the collection, although they may not be all-encompassing.

  • The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877
  • Development of the Industrial United States, 1876-1915
  • Emergence of Modern America, 1890-1930

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