women’s suffrage learning centers

Whether you’re a student, teacher, or life long learner, our partners at the National Archives, the Library of Congress, the National Park Service, the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), and the Smithsonian Institution offer the resources you need in their centralized Learning Centers to discover and explore the rich and compelling history of the suffragists’ fight for the ballot. As the official site for the Women’s Suffrage Centennial, we’ve brought all those resources together here, in one place, to share the deeply American story of courage, perseverance, and women’s right to vote.

Here’s what you’ll find:

  • From the National Archives, teacher lesson plans, photographs, textual, and other records related to suffrage fill the National Archives Catalog.

  • From the Library of Congress, view the original papers of Susan B. Anthony, Carrie Chapman Catt, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mary Church Terrell, the National American Woman Suffrage Association, and the National Woman’s Party. Teachers can explore the Library’s extensive lesson plans and suffrage images, and the musicians can browse original Suffrage Sheet Music.

  • From the National Park Service’s 19th Amendment Learning Center, resources include a crash course in suffrage history, an exploration of women’s right to vote, and world-class teacher lesson plans, just to name a few.

  • From the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), biographies, essays, and videos explore the relationship between Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the connections between suffragists and abolitionists, and offer first-hand interviews with suffragists.

  • And from the Smithsonian Institution, original suffrage artifacts are used to explore the full history of voting rights in the U.S., including an in-depth look into Native American voting rights, the exploration of what it takes to amend the Constitution, and much more.