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M 86 Box 1 The Next War p1 rsz.jpg
A digest prepared for the League of Women Voters by Will Irwin, who authored "The Next War." This next war refers to "young women [being] drafted like the young men for employment in the clerical work of war and in munition making." Therefore, Irwin…

M 9 B 48 NAWSA War Service_Americanization Campaign letter rsz.jpg
Letter fro Grace H. Bagley to district organizations of the NAWSA, announcing a forthcoming Americanization campaign as an act of war service. Header: War Service of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, Department of…

M 9 Box 111 Letter to K W Barrett from C Coolidge 10_23_1924 rsz.jpg
Letter from President Coolidge to Kate Waller Barrett regarding the Florence Crittenton Mission which managed homes for unwed mothers and prostitutes.

M 9 Box 103 Letter from Alice Paul rsz.jpg
This letter from Alice Paul, National Chairman of the National Woman's Party, to members of the National Woman's Party acts as an invitation to the Woman's Party's final convention to be held in Washington, D.C., February 15 - 19, 1921. During this…

M9 Box 229 Womans Journal and Suffrage News May 29 1915 rsz.jpg
Political cartoon by Charles H. "Bill" Sykes published by Woman's Journal and Suffrage News, Vol . 46, No.22, May 29, 1915.A dour woman named "Anti-Suffrage" sits on the steps to block several young girls from leaving a house. Outside, girls from…

M 9 Box 48 14 Points p1 rsz.jpg
A pamphlet addressing the fourteen points on the National American Woman Suffrage Association, including its history, membership, and mission. "The National American Woman Suffrage Association stands pledged to a continuance of the work, devoting…

M 86 Box 1Few Opinions about the NLWV p 1 rsz.jpg
This pamphlet includes quotes from the Hon. John W. Davis, attorney, former ambassador to Great Britain, Edward A Filene, President Wm. Filene's Sons Company, Raymond B. Fosdick, attorney, Herbert Adams Gibbons, Spencer-Trask lecturer at Princeton…

M 9 Box 48 School of education for citizenship p1 rsz.jpg
This pamphlet written by Carrier Chapman Catt, Director of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, is advertising for a school of education for citizenship in Chicago. As described by Catt, "the aim of the school is to train women, already…

M 86 Box 1 State Program for Education for Citizenship MA p1 rsz.jpg
This pamphlet written by Martha E. D. White, Civic Director, Massachusetts League of Women Voters, is a program of events about citizenship and calls on women to become more actively engaged in the Education for Citizenship. As described by White,…

M 9 Box 48 ABC of organization  p1 rsz.jpg
An alphabet activity booklet by Mrs. Frank J. Shuler of the National Woman Suffrage Association as a part of "The Efficiency Series." This series of booklets is "designed to educate suffragists themselves [and] embody the actual results of practical…

Batman 131 april 1960 Hawaii rsz.jpg
Public service comic published as a part of the National Social Welfare Assembly Comics Project. The Comics Project lasted from August 1949 - July 1967 and produced over 200 pages promoting citizenship and social values. Publisher's Note: "Published…

M 9 Box 103 America First postcard.jpg
Postcard advertising the sale of posters, cards, and postcards printed with this anti-war message. Part of a campaign by the National Council for Prevention of War.Text: America FirstNot merely in matters material, but in things of the spirit.Not…

VCU_Rev James Franklin Main St Farmville July 29 1963 rsz.jpg
Protesters and shoppers outside Southside Sundry, Farmville, Va., July 1963.The Rev. James "Jimmy" Franklin of Sharon Baptist Church in Cumberland carries "America is our Jail..." sign. Catherine Scott is at right.From VCU Libraries Freedom Now…

M 9 B 48_Bulletin No 8_Immigration Committee_Chamber of Commerce USA_3_1_1917 rsz.jpg
One in a serial publication of the Immigration Committeee of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America. This bulletin encourages local Chambers of Commerce and the industries of the country to render national service by celebrating July…

VCU_Americans Do Not Practice What They Preach_Farmville Safeway 1963 alt rsz.jpg
Protestor outside Safeway, Farmville Shopping Center, August 1963. Demonstrators carry signs opposing racial segregation, and encouraging shoppers to boycott businesses that support discriminatory practices.From VCU Libraries Freedom Now Project

HD 6250_U3A5 1920 An Amendment to the Constitution is Needed p1 rsz.jpg
Pamphlet advocating for the Child Labor Amendment, passed in 1924, but never ratified.Text from back of pamphlet: A federal minimum will give to American Children all the advantages of our federal form of government.Every state may wish to give…

M 9 Box 98 Cooperative Education Assoc of Va Annual Report_1922 rsz.jpg
The Cooperative Education Association was organized in 1904 to advocate for public education reform in Virginia. In 1910 Mary-Cooke Branch Munford became president of the Cooperative Education Association. She served in this role until 1925.Motto on…

M 9 Box 51 Anti Suffrage Bill H P Peterson rsz.jpg
An emotional appeal from H. P. Petersen against "Woman Suffrage, that Godforsaken Evil." By Woman, was Eden lost, and man cursed.If you trust her, give up all hope of heaven. She cannot love, because she is too selfish. She may have a fancy, but that…

Association Monthly Feb 1918 rsz.jpg
Monthly publication of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) Cover illustration by W. T. Benda (Władysław Teodor Benda).Two-page photo spread, "Her New Job -- 'Is It Nothing to You?'" shows women supporting the war effort by entering the…

Association Monthly Jan 1920 cover adj rsz.jpg
Monthly publication of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA)

M9 Box 229 Womans Journal and Suffrage News Oct 23 1915_Fredrikke S Palmer cartoon rsz.jpg
Political cartoon against the rejection of a bill to limit the number of hours per week women were legally permitted to work in canneries in the state of New York. Cartoon by Fredrikke S. Palmer shows Greed who has tied a heavy burden to a fallen…

M 9 Box 103 Begin at Beginning foldover rsz.jpg
Pamphlet advocating for compulsory kindergarten as a means to Americanization. Written by Philander Priestly Claxton, former United States Commissioner of Education, and David Starr Jordan, Chancellor Emeritus, Leland Stanford Junior University.

M9 Box 49 Better Babies p1 rsz.jpg
National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) pamphlet on how woman suffrage improves children's health. Cover cartoon by Rose O'Neill. "300,000 babies die every year in the United States before they are one year old. The death of a baby in at least 50…

M 9 Box 51 Anti_Suffrage Beware Men of the South rsz.jpg
An anti-suffrage handbill which attempted to sway men's opinions by making them fearful. This one asks the reader to recall the American Civil War, which had taken place during their parents' lifetime.

M 9 B 55 Bread and Roses suffrage postcard rsz.jpg
Postcard with poem promoting Woman Suffrage. Text reads: Bread and Roses, by James OppenheimAs we come marching, marching, we bring the Greater Days --The rising of the Women means the rising of the race --No more the drudge and idler -- Ten that…
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