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Washington Women's Cook Book.

Washington Women's Cook Book.

Linda Deziah Jennings (1870-1932), Washington Equal Suffrage Association

Washington Women's Cook Book.

Seattle, Wash.: The Washington Equal Suffrage Association, 1909.

“Give us a vote and we will cook the better for a wide outlook.” From soup stock to apple rolls, Jennings’ compilation of recipes donated by suffragists from around the state was planned as a fundraiser for the Washington Equal Suffrage Association and to carry the woman suffrage message into Washington homes. Suffrage cookbooks also served to sooth the prevailing opinion that given the vote, woman’s domesticity might suffer. Pages 213-247 contain handwritten additional recipes of the previous owner. Jennings participated in various suffrage organizations as well as the civil rights movement.

DeGolyer Library, General Collection, TX715.W35 1909

Equal Suffrage is the Birthright of Woman [Postcard]

Equal Suffrage is the Birthright of Woman [Postcard].

Equal Suffrage is the Birthright of Woman [Postcard].

Grand Rapids, Michigan: Cargill Company, January 1910.

Endorsed and approved by the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Purple and yellow banner features an escutcheon which reads "THE BALLOT IS DENIED TO WOMAN" below the escutcheon, are the words "THE BLOT ON THE ESCUTCHEON."

From the collection of Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner

Beware of Magazines and Newspapers [Postcard]

Beware of Magazines and Newspapers [Postcard].

Beware of Magazines and Newspapers [Postcard].

Grand Rapids, Michigan: Cargill Company, 1910.

Postcard endorsed and approved by the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Front reads “Beware of MAGAZINES and NEWSOPAPERS which are opposed to WOMAN SUFFRAGE. THERE’S A REASON.” Inside purple ribbon reads “Think it over. An ounce of persuasion precedes a pound of coercion.”

From the collection of Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner

 “Why Woman Want to Vote. Women Are Citizens, and Wish to Do Their Civic Duty” [Broadside]

 “Why Woman Want to Vote. Women Are Citizens, and Wish to Do Their Civic Duty” [Broadside].

 “Why Woman Want to Vote. Women Are Citizens, and Wish to Do Their Civic Duty” [Broadside].

Baltimore, Maryland: Rollman & Schloss., circa 1910.

Broadside reads: Justice/Equality/Why women want to vote/Women are citizens, and wish to do their civic duty. It also lists reasons why working women, housekeepers, mothers, teachers, business women, tax-paying women, women of leisure, and all women need the right to vote. Founded in 1909 by Edith Houghton Hooker, the Just Government League was an affiliate of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

From the collection of Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner

Who represents her?

Who represents her?

South Dakota Universal Franchise League.

Who represents her?

Huron, S.D.: South Dakota Universal Franchise League, [191-?].

Campaign literature asking: " ... Why is it that the only place in the world where man wants to represent woman is at the ballot box? ???  Vote for the suffrage amendment, Nov. 7."

DeGolyer Library, General Collection, Broadside JK1911.S8 W56 1910

As man to man

As man to man.

South Dakota Universal Franchise League.

As man to man.

Huron, S.D.: South Dakota Universal Franchise League, circa 1912-1916.

Campaign literature stating: "Between ourselves let us give women the vote and vote for the woman suffrage amendment, Nov.7." The South Dakota Universal Franchise League was organized in 1911 by Mary Shields ("Mamie") Pyle. The women's suffrage amendment was on the November 7, 1916 ballot, but it was defeated. South Dakota granted women the right to vote in 1918.

DeGolyer Library, General Collection, Broadside JK1911.S8 A8 1910

The Suffragette. The History of the Women's Militant Suffrage Movement 1905-1910. Preface by Mrs.  Pankhurst.

The Suffragette. The History of the Women's Militant Suffrage Movement 1905-1910. Preface by Mrs.  Pankhurst.

Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960)

The Suffragette. The History of the Women's Militant Suffrage Movement 1905-1910. Preface by Mrs.  Pankhurst.

New York: Sturgis & Walton Company, 1911.

Pankhurst founded the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) in 1903. The British suffrage movement had "officially" started in 1865 in Manchester. The actions of the WSPU brought the suffrage movement into the public forum. Window smashings, arrests, hunger strikes, forced feedings were in the news daily. In this work, Sylvia writes the history of the movement (and her family's role in it) up until 1910.

From the Helen LaKelly Hunt Collection of American Women Reformers and Writers

Uncle Sams Days Are Now Gone. Its Aunt Sammie The Dear That Now We All Cheer [Postcard]

Uncle Sams Days Are Now Gone. Its Aunt Sammie The Dear That Now We All Cheer [Postcard].

Uncle Sams Days Are Now Gone. Its Aunt Sammie The Dear That Now We All Cheer [Postcard].

New York: C. Wolf, 1912.

Suffragettes Series no. 17 postcard featuring a woman dressed as Uncle Sam.

From the collection of Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner

On liberty; Representative government; The subjection of women: three essays by John Stuart Mill.

On liberty; Representative government; The subjection of women: three essays by John Stuart Mill.

John Stuart Mill (1806-1873).

On liberty; Representative government; The subjection of women: three essays by John Stuart Mill.

London: Oxford University Press, 1912.

John Stuart Mill was a British philosopher, political economist, and civil servant. Mills argued in favor of legal and social equality between men and women. In his essay The Subjection of Women he wrote that “the legal subordination of one sex to the other is wrong in itself, and now one of the chief hindrances to human improvement.”

From the collection of Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner

Suffrage Parade [Photograph]

Suffrage Parade [Photograph].

Suffrage Parade [Photograph].

United Press international photograph.

Sepia photograph showing a women’s suffrage parade in Washington, D.C. March 3, 1913. Flags in photograph represent countries where women had partial suffrage.

DeGolyer Library, Manuscript Collection

Gift: Hervey Priddy, 2019.