Quincy University -- TPS -- Primary Source Sets -- Women [March 2009]

Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources at Quincy University

 

The following are resources selected from the Library of Congress on a specific topic.

The History of
Women

 

Gustin E. W, copyright. Election Day!. (1909). from Library of Congress, American Memory collections, By Popular Demand: "Votes for Women" Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920. http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/suffrg:@field(NUMBER+@band(cph+3a51845))

 

From "An American Time Capsule, Three Centuries of Broadsides and other Printed Ephemera" collection:

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Declaration and protest of the women of the United States by the National woman suffrage association. July 4th, 1876.

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Some reasons why we oppose votes for women ... National association opposed to woman suffrage. New York City [1894].

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26th Convention of the Kentucky equal rights .... (1900)

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Votes for women! The woman's reason. ... National American woman suffrage association. Headquarters: 505 Fifth Avenue, New York. (1912)

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A terrible blot on American civilization. 3424 lynchings in 33 years ... Prepared by the Committee on public affairs The Inter-fraternal council. Issued by District of Columbia anti-lynching committee North eastern federation of Colored women's (1922)

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Listen!!! "Gallant American women" Women in the making of America. Tuesday 2:00- 2:30 P. M. (EST)- N. B. C. Blue network ... National Broadcasting company 1939.

 

From "Words and Deeds in American History" collection:

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Letter, Elizabeth Blackwell to Baroness Anne Isabella Milbanke Byron concerning women's rights and the education of women physicians, 4 March 1851.

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Draft of Elizabeth Cady Stanton's The Woman's Bible, ca. 1895.

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Letter, Susan B. Anthony to Adelaide Johnson discussing women ministers and Johnson's sculpture memorializing prominent suffragists, 8 February 1896.

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Amelia Earhart's palm print and analysis of her character prepared by Nellie Simmons Meier, 28 June 1933.

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Clare Boothe Luce's scene description of her play The Women, ca. 1936.

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Letter, Eleanor Roosevelt to Walter White detailing the First Lady's lobbying efforts for federal action against lynchings, 19 March 1936.

 

From "Votes for Women: Selections from the National American Women Suffrage Association Collection 1848-1921":

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Enfranchisement of women : reprinted from the Westminster and foreign quarterly review, for July, 1851.

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Constitution of the American Woman Suffrage Association and the history of its formation : with the times and places in which the association has held meetings up to 1880.

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That terrible question, or, A few thoughts on love and marriage / by Moses Hull. (1868)

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The constitutional rights of the women of the United States : an address before the International Council of Women, Washington, D.C., March 30, 1888 / by Isabella Beecher Hooker.

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The women's vote in Kansas / by F.G. Adams.

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Address before the Second Biennial Convention of the World's Woman's Christian Temperance Union, and the Twentieth Annual Convention of the National Women's Christian Temperance Union / by Frances E. Willard. (1893)

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Legal status of women in Iowa. Comp. by Jennie L. Wilson ... (1894)

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Women and the alphabet; a series of essays, by Thomas Wentworth Higginson. (1900)

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American women in civic work, by Helen Christine Bennett, with portraits. (1915)

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The trade union woman, by Alice Henry ... (1915)

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Mobilizing woman-power, by Harriot Stanton Blatch; with a foreword by Theodore Roosevelt ...(1918)

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Front Door Lobby / by Maud Wood Park. (192-)

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Handbook of the National American Woman Suffrage Association : and proceedings of the Convention held at Cleveland, Ohio, April 13, 1921 / edited by Nettie Rogers Shuler.

 

From "By Popular Demand: "Votes for Women" Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920" collection:

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton and her daughter, Harriot--from a daguerreotype 1856.

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The apotheosis of suffrage. (1896)

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Election Day!. (1909)

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Woman suffrage headquarters in Upper Euclid Avenue, Cleveland (1912)

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Suffragists Mrs. Stanley McCormick and Mrs. Charles Parker, April 22, 1913.

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Florence F. Noyes as "Liberty" in suffrage pageant. (1913)

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Head of suffrage parade, Washington, D.C.. (1913)

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Official program - Woman suffrage procession, Washington, D.C. March 3, 1913 / Dale.

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Suffrage parade 3/13/13.

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The first picket line - College day in the picket line line. (1917)

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Three suffragists casting votes in New York City (1917)

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Marble statue of three suffragists by Adelaide Johnson in the Capitol crypt, Washington, D.C. (1965)

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Susan B. Anthony, full-length portrait, seated, facing left

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Lucy Stone, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right

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Julia Ward Howe, half-lenght portrait, seated, facing left

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Alice Stone Blackwell, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton, seated, and Susan B. Anthony, standing, three-quarter length portrait

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Sojourner Truth, three-quarter length portrait, standing, wearing spectacles, shawl, and peaked cap, right hand resting on cane

 

From "Women of Protest" collection:

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Brief Timeline of the National Woman's Party 1912-1997

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Mrs. Catherine Boyle, 908 Young St., New Castle, Del. (1910)

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Nell Mercer, Norfolk, Virginia (1910)

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Mrs. Pauline Adams in the prison garb she wore while serving a sixty-day sentence

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Bastille Day. Julia Hurlbut of N.J. leading. Iris Calderhead of Kansas at right waiting for mobs to attack pickets so she can order out new banners. (1917)

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Helena Hill Weed, Norwalk, Conn. Serving 3 day sentence in D.C. prison for carrying banner, "Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed." (1917)

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Miss [Lucy] Burns in Occoquan Workhouse, Washington (1917)

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Lucy Branham in Occoquan prison dress. (1919)

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Miss Edith Ainge, of Jamestown, New York (1921)

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Mrs. Oliver H. P. Belmont, who donated the headquarters of the National Woman's Party, speaking at the dedication ceremony, May 21, 1922.

 

From "Miller NAWSA Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911" collection:

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Scrapbook 1897-1904

Some items in the above scrapbook:

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Sojourner Truth

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The Demand for Enfranchisement by Elizabeth Burrill Curtis (1894?)

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Petition for a Woman Suffrage Amendment (1894)

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Anne Fitzhugh Miller's Introductory remarks (1894)

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Woman Suffrage Convention! In Geneva! (1897)

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The Thirtieth Annual Convention and Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration; National American Woman Suffrage Association

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Geneva Political Equality Club Meeting program (1899)

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Ella Hawley Crossett speaks to Geneva Political Equality Club (1901)

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A Lesson in Equality (1902)

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Scrapbook 1907-1908

Some items in the above scrapbook:

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39th Annual New York State Woman Suffrage Association Convention (1907)

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Suffragists Hold Busy Sessions (1907)

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Geneva Political Equality Club Tenth Anniversary Souvenir Program, 1907-1908 Season

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Special school election held (1907)

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Legislative Committee, New York State Woman Suffrage Association, Mary Craigie, Chairman, to local political equality club presidents (1908)

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Anne Fitzhugh Miller and Harriot Stanton Blatch address Solvay Women's Guild, Syracuse (1908)

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Anniversary Celebration of 1848 Woman's Rights Convention, Seneca Falls (1908)

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Women's National Anti-Suffrage League organizing meeting (1908)

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New York State Woman Suffrage Association Letterhead with Geneva Political Equality Club Constitution affixed

 

Other:

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Representative women / L. Schamer del. (1870)

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Edith Campbell registering (to vote?) (1912)

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Votes for women (1913)

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Suffrage march line--How thousands of women parade today at Capitol (1913)

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Votes for women (1913)

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The latest suffrage recruit (1915?)

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Suffrage parade, NYC, Oct. 23, 1915

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The new freedom (1915)

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Woman modelling marching costume for Chicago's suffrage parade, June 6, 1916

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Suffragettes - Mrs. Alice Burke and Nell Richardson (1916)

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Would the soldier give her the ballot? (1917)

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Alice Paul, half-length portrait, seated, facing slightly right, sewing suffrage flag

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Group of 10 suffragettes

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Lucy Stone, 1818-1893

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Photograph of Harriet Tubman (1911)

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List of Life Members of Geneva Political Equality Club

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Susan B. Anthony 1820-February 15-1900. Celebration of the eightieth birthday

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Clara Barton, (1821-1912) president of the American Red Cross from 1882 until 1904

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The progress of colored women / by Mary Church Terrell ...

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Citizenship, its rights and duties--woman suffrage