The Women's Suffrage Collection
consists of pamphlets, broadsides, and ephemera documenting the debate 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 reprints 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.;
and a women's suffrage handkerchief that includes speculative images about the
state of the world 100 years after women received voting rights.
The Oviatt 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Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s)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.