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Equal suffrage; the results of an investigation in Colorado made for the Collegiate Equal Suffrage League of New York State

Equal suffrage; the results of an investigation in Colorado made for the Collegiate Equal Suffrage League of New York State.

Helen Laura Sumner (1876-1933)

Equal suffrage; the results of an investigation in Colorado made for the Collegiate Equal Suffrage League of New York State.

New York: Harper, 1909.

Sumner was an American economist whose work centered on labor issues particularly in relation to women and children. This work examines the effects of suffrage on "political and social life," using Colorado as a case study. “As for the loss in womanly characteristic sometimes alleged to have resulted, it is difficult to find any evidence to show that voting affects this side of a woman’s character any more than purchasing a garden-hose.” Sumner concludes that the Colorado experiment “certainly indicates that equal suffrage is a step in the direction of better citizenship” (pgs. 259-260). 

DeGolyer Library, General Collection, JK1911 .C6 W6

The Pacific suffragist

The Pacific suffragist.

The Pacific suffragist.

Oakland, Calif.: Fred W. Reed, Vol. 1, no. 1 (Sept. 1, 1910).

First and last issue of this short-lived suffragist magazine (intended to be a bi-monthly). Mostly a digest of news, with an inaugural editorial on the suffrage movement in California.

DeGolyer Library, Pamphlet Collection, Non-circulating JK1880 .P33

Collection on Lessie Stringfellow Read (1915-1925)

Collection on Lessie Stringfellow Read (1915-1925).

Lessie Stringfellow Read.

Collection on Lessie Stringfellow Read (1915-1925).

This collection contains letters to Read, as well as a souvenir booklet stamped on cover: "Presented to Mrs. Lessie Stringfellow Read as a souvenir of the meeting of Dayton women and officers of the General Federation of Women's Clubs in the NCR Schoolhouse, January 9, 1925" in Dayton, Ohio. Included are a cover photograph, ten photographs of Dayton and the officers, meeting invitation, and a program for Woman and the Nation's Money. Lessie Read was a pioneer advocate for women's suffrage and prison reform.

DeGolyer Library, Manuscript Collection, A2012.0009c

Purchase, 2012, 2015

Program of the Second Annual Convention California Woman’s State Democratic League for Woodrow Wilson and a woman running for Congress in California, Josephine Marshall Fernald, 1916

Program of the Second Annual Convention California Woman’s State Democratic League for Woodrow Wilson and a woman running for Congress in California, Josephine Marshall Fernald, 1916.

Josephine Marshall Fernald (1875-1961)

Program of the Second Annual Convention California Woman’s State Democratic League for Woodrow Wilson and a woman running for Congress in California, Josephine Marshall Fernald, 1916.

Josephine Marshal Fernald ran as a candidate for Congress on the Democratic ticket in 1916, against the congressman Julius Kahn, from San Francisco. She was elected and served as chairman of music at the National Democratic Convention at San Francisco in 1920.

DeGolyer Library, Manuscript Collection

Gift: Hervey Priddy, 2019.

A survey of the results of women's suffrage in California made by the Committee of Political Science, Mrs. Seward A. Simons, Chairman

A survey of the results of women's suffrage in California made by the Committee of Political Science, Mrs. Seward A. Simons, Chairman.

Mrs. Seward Adams Simons. California Federation of Women's Clubs. Committee of Political Science.

A survey of the results of women's suffrage in California made by the Committee of Political Science, Mrs. Seward A. Simons, Chairman.

[S.l.]: California Federation of Women's Clubs, [1917].

This survey documented the voting, registration, and political activities of women in California.  Report includes: the number of women registered to vote, related legislation obtained, offices held by women, women who served on juries, and related political work and its effect on suffrage.

DeGolyer Library, Pamphlet Collection, Non-circulating JK1911.C2 S87 1917

Instruction card to voters

Instruction card to voters.

George Frances Howard (1889-1951), Texas Secretary of State

Instruction card to voters.

Fort Worth: The Reimers Company, circa 1917-1920.

Broadside indicating: “Who cannot vote/Who can vote/Residence defined/Voters may appoint judges/Where voter has changed residence/Poll tax receipt must be presented/The official ballot/Assistance to voter in preparing ballot/Marked or mutilated ballot not allowed/Distance marker/Who to be present in polling place/Penalties for violating the election law.”

DeGolyer Library, General Collection, Broadside KFT1620 .H69 1917

Letter to tax collectors follows opinion by M. M. MacFarland

Letter to tax collectors follows opinion by M. M. MacFarland.

Benjamin Franklin Looney and M. M. MacFarland.

Letter to tax collectors follows opinion by M. M. MacFarland.

Austin: E. L. Steck, [1918].

“Attorney General joins in urging women’s registry.” Looney wrote this letter to Robert Maud, tax collector of Travis County on June 6, 1918 addressing, and clarifying the registration of women voters.

DeGolyer Library, General Collection, Broadside JK1911.T3 L66 1918

Louisiana laws discriminating against women

Louisiana laws discriminating against women.

National Woman's Party.

Louisiana laws discriminating against women.

[Washington, D.C.: National Woman's Party], [1922].

Pamphlet address how Louisiana law discriminated against women, as well as equal rights legislation secured by the Woman’s Party at the Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature in November of 1921.

DeGolyer Library, Pamphlet Collection, KFL91.W6 L68 1922

Edith Wilmans campaign stationery, 1924-1926

Edith Wilmans campaign stationery, 1924-1926.

Edith Eunice Therrel Wilmans (1882-1966)

Edith Wilmans campaign stationery, 1924-1926.

Advertisements for Wilmans' gubernatorial campaign with slogans and pictures of the candidate. Edith Wilmans was a lawyer and the first woman elected to the Texas Legislature in 1922. She ran an unsuccessful campaign for governor of Texas in 1924 and 1926.

DeGolyer Library, Manuscript Collection, Non-circulating Mss 0052c

Voting restrictions in the 13 southern states. A report by the Committee of Editors and Writers of the South

Voting restrictions in the 13 southern states. A report by the Committee of Editors and Writers of the South.

Committee of Editors and Writers of the South.

Voting restrictions in the 13 southern states. A report by the Committee of Editors and Writers of the South.

[Atlanta, Ga.], [1945].

Pamphlet gives voting information for thirteen southern states such as poll times, compensation, voting requirements, absentee voting, voter turnout from previous elections, and expected African American voter turnout.

DeGolyer Library, Pamphlet Collection, JK1861 .C64 1945

Voices of the Southwest
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