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Free Mass Demonstration flyer

Free Mass Demonstration flyer.

Free Mass Demonstration flyer.

Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage, April 15th.

The Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage was an American organization formed in 1913 led by Alice Paul and Lucy Burns to campaign for a constitutional amendment guaranteeing women's suffrage. This mass demonstration included a number of noted speakers and musical performances.

DeGolyer Library, Manuscript Collection

Gift: Hervey Priddy, 2019.

“Warden die Sufragtten mobolifiert” [Postcard in German]

“Warden die Sufragtten mobolifiert” [Postcard in German].

“Warden die Sufragtten mobolifiert” [Postcard in German].

Postmarked November 4, 1914.

Image features group of women holding various weapons including an axe, knife, gun, and bomb. Text reads: nachdem die engliche armee geichlagen  weden die sufragetten mobilifiert, translated: after the Enlgish army is equal, the suffragettes are mobilized.

From the collection of Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner

Votes For Women a Success [Postcard]

Votes For Women a Success [Postcard].

Votes For Women a Success [Postcard].

New York: National Woman Suffrage Publishing Company Inc., circa 1914.

Postcard features map of United States showing states with full suffrage, partial suffrage, and no suffrage for women.

From the collection of Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner

Woman Suffrage by Federal Constitutional Amendment. Compiled by Carrie Chapman Catt

Woman Suffrage by Federal Constitutional Amendment. Compiled by Carrie Chapman Catt.

Carrie Chapman Catt (1859-1947)

Woman Suffrage by Federal Constitutional Amendment. Compiled by Carrie Chapman Catt.

New York: National Woman Suffrage Publishing Co., Inc., 1917.

In this work Catt has compiled documents related to "why an amendment to the Federal Constitution is the most appropriate method of dealing with the question" of woman suffrage. She authored four chapters, and Mary Sumner Boyd and the Hon. Henry Wade Rogers, Judge of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, NYC, contributed the two chapters focusing on state issues.

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

Letter from Delaware suffragist Martha Cranston to activist Jeanette Rankin, April 6, 1917

Letter from Delaware suffragist Martha Cranston to activist Jeanette Rankin, April 6, 1917.

Martha Cranston (1846-1927)

Letter from Delaware suffragist Martha Cranston to activist Jeanette Rankin, April 6, 1917.

Martha Cranston served as President of the Wilmington Suffrage Alliance, President of the Delaware Equal Suffrage Association, and President of the Delaware League of Women Voters. Cranston advocated for both the Temperance cause and the Woman's Suffrage Movement. Jeanette Rankin would become the first woman elected to Congress in 1916.

DeGolyer Library, Manuscript Collection

Gift: Hervey Priddy, 2019.

The Militant Campaign, by Doris Stevens, member of the executive committee, National Woman’s Party

The Militant Campaign, by Doris Stevens, member of the executive committee, National Woman’s Party.

Doris Stevens (1888-1963)

The Militant Campaign, by Doris Stevens, member of the executive committee, National Woman’s Party.

Washington, D.C.: The National Woman's Party, [1919].

Stevens was a suffragist and advocate for the legal rights of women. After splitting from the National American Woman’s Suffrage Association due to differences of opinion over political tactics, the National Woman’s Party organized the first picket in January 1917.Participants in the demonstrations found themselves, fined, jailed, and sent to workhouses, their behavior deemed “unpatriotic” during a time of war. Doris was arrested at the picket and served part of her sentence at the Occoquan Workhouse. The resulting treatment of these women increased publicity and support for the cause.

DeGolyer Library, Manuscript Collection

Gift: Hervey Priddy, 2019.

Jailed for freedom: a first-person account of the militant fight for women's rights

Jailed for freedom: a first-person account of the militant fight for women's rights.

Doris Stevens (1888-1963)

Jailed for freedom: a first-person account of the militant fight for women's rights.

New York: Liveright Publishing Co., 1920.

Stevens was an American suffragist, woman's legal rights advocate, and author. She was the first female member of the American Institute of International Law and first chair of the Inter-American Commission of Women. This book covers the campaign of militant suffragists of America 1913-1919 for equal suffrage. 

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

Do You Know Where the Women’s Overseas Hospital is stationed, what its workers are doing and when the next contingent will sail?

Do You Know Where the Women’s Overseas Hospital is stationed, what its workers are doing and when the next contingent will sail?

Do You Know Where the Women’s Overseas Hospital is stationed, what its workers are doing and when the next contingent will sail?

New York: The Woman Citizen, no date.

Booklet depicts a suffragist standing beside a nurse. The first “all women’s hospital” unit arrived in France. This Women’s Oversea Hospital was backed by the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Women were not eligible to serve in the United State Medical Reserve Corps.

DeGolyer Library, Manuscript Collection

Gift: Hervey Priddy, 2019.

Vote for the Suffrage Amendment! Votes for Women and the Larger Home

Vote for the Suffrage Amendment! Votes for Women and the Larger Home.

Vote for the Suffrage Amendment! Votes for Women and the Larger Home.

[s.l.:s.n], no date.

Depicts an image of a woman trying to protect her children and home from movie halls, saloons, brothers, and dance halls. Quote is William Jennings Bryan, Secretary of State: “I place the emphasis upon the mother’s right to a voice in moulding the environment which shall surround her children.”

DeGolyer Library, Manuscript Collection

Gift: Hervey Priddy, 2019.

In The Stocks [Postcard]

In The Stocks [Postcard].

In The Stocks [Postcard].

Brockton Mass: George E. Keith Company, no date.

Postcard features image of man in the stocks. Quote on back reads: “A witty woman of Boston said she had heard enough of the glories and virtues and sufferings of the Pilgrim fathers; for her part she had a world of sympathy for the Pilgrim mothers, because they not only endured all that the Pilgrim fathers had done, but they also had to endure the Pilgrim fathers to boot! -- Jos. H. Choate.” Presented by the Plymouth Woman’s Club of Plymouth, Massachusetts. 

From the collection of Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner