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Simmons_History of Trade Unionism among Women in Boston_WTUL_001 crop rsz.jpg
A brief historical overview of the relationship between unionism and working women in Boston. This approach attempts to identify the causes for the wage and employment disparities of working women in comparison to working men, and therefore…

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Echoing Woodrow Wilson's request for a Declaration of War in 1917, this handbill argued that women should be free from political duties just as they were free from the duty of fighting in war. The Virginia Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage,…

VCU_M 9 Box 51 AG Clark_Anti Suffrage VA Anti Suffrage Arguments rsz.jpg
Handbill from the Virginia Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage articulating arguments against giving women the right to vote. The Association give several reasons why suffrage will not help working women.The VAOWS was a group of women opposed to…

VCU_M 9 Box 51 Anti Suffrage Votes for Men rsz.jpg
Anti-suffrage handbill arguing that women have the right to exemption from political duties and to protection, "even against herself, if need be."An advertisement for a weekly journal, The Woman Patriot,is included on this handbill.Excerpts:"VOTES…

VCU_M9 NAWSA Handbills_ DC Suffrage procession May 9 1914 rsz.jpg
Handbill advertising the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage procession, May 9, 1914. The women were demanding a United States Constitutional Amendment Enfranchising Women.The march gathered at the Belasco Theatre and processed to the Capitol in…

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A news digest published by the Department of Race Relations, Federal Council of Churches, New York, NY. The Federal Council of Churches was an ecumenical association of Protestant denominations in the United States founded in Philadelphia in 1908. It…

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A news digest published by the Department of Race Relations, Federal Council of Churches, New York, NY. The Federal Council of Churches was an ecumenical association of Protestant denominations in the United States founded in Philadelphia in 1908. It…

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A news digest published by the Department of Race Relations, Federal Council of Churches, New York, NY. The Federal Council of Churches was an ecumenical association of Protestant denominations in the United States founded in Philadelphia in 1908. It…

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Front and back covers of Social Justice,February 13, 1939. Social Justice was a national weekly periodical published by Father Charles Coughlin during the late 1930s and early 1940s.Couglin was a Canadian-American Roman Catholic priest based near…

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Handbill published by the New York State Woman Suffrage Association.Excerpt:Votes for Women! The Woman's Reason. Because BECAUSE women must obey the laws just as men do, They should vote equally with men.BECAUSE women pay taxes just as men do, thus…

VCU_Superman no 162 July 1963 Tree grows on second street 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…

VCU_Detective Comics No 339 May 1965 Whats wong with these pictures NSWA 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…

VCU_Detective Comics no 333 Nov 1964 Honesty is the Best Policy 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…

Simmons_Refuge and Bethesda Society_AR_1912_cover 01 rsz.jpg
This document details information regarding the Refuge's and the Bethesda Society’s yearly financial expenses, donations, and membership, while also documenting the number of “refugees” under their care. Additionally, this annual report and the…

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This document details information regarding the Refuge's and the Bethesda Society’s yearly financial expenses, donations, and membership, while also documenting the number of “refugees” under their care. Additionally, this annual report and the…

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The Society for the Entertainment of Shut-Ins(SESI) was founded in 1901 by the Rev. George W. Shinn, D. D. in Boston, Massachusetts. Shinn was the rector of Grace Episcopal Church, Newton, Ma.According to these documents, the Society aimed “to…

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The Society for the Entertainment of Shut-Ins(SESI) was founded in 1901 by the Rev. George W. Shinn, D. D. in Boston, Massachusetts. Shinn was the rector of Grace Episcopal Church, Newton, Ma.According to these documents, the Society aimed “to…

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The first 16 pages of this item describe the origin, mission statement, constitution, and founding board members of the Union Mission and Home for Little Wanderers.Union Mission & Home for Little Wanderers formed by ten Boston businessmen to care…

VCU_M 304 b3 Jean Hellmuth papers_Muriel  Smiths ERA office_Shoulder to Shoulder rsz.jpg
Music and lyrics taken from "The March of Women" composed by Ethel Smyth in 1910, to words by Cicely Hamilton. This copy was posted on the bulletin board of Muriel Smith's ERA office in Virginia."The March of the Women" became the official anthem of…

VCU_M 425 B13 f12 Eliz Smith_Shoulder to Shoulder March for ERA Raleigh NC rsz.jpg
Handbill advertising a march in support of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The rally was held on Saturday, May 2, 1981 in Raleigh, North Carolina.The deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment was 1982; however, Congress has the power…

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Manuscript of article published in The Liberator on March 29, 1861 (p.51). This article by William Lloyd Garrison is a critique of Reverend Gilbert Haven's reply to another article published in the Liberator, which criticized a letter Haven sent to…

Brandeis_Women of America Save Your Country_WSS_ww1.39 rsz.jpg
World War I poster created by Haskell Coffin for the United States Treasury Department.A radiant Joan of Arc wearing a suit of armor, lifts her sword and gazes heavenward. Text: Joan of Arc Saved France. Women of America Save Your Country. Buy War…

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World War I poster created by Henry Patrick Raleigh for the United States Food Administration.A starving mother nurses an infant as two other emaciated children huddle nearby. Text reads: "Hunger. For three years America has fought starvation in…

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World War I poster created by M. Leone Bracker for the United War War Campaign.Image of three smiling servicemen from the Army, Marines, and Navy. Text reads: "keep'em smiling! help War Camp Community Service. 'morale is winning the war' United War…

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World War I poster by James Montgomery Flagg encouraging children to purchase War Savings Stamps and help the war effort. Flagg created the now-iconic U. S. Army recruiting poster"I Want You!"Uncle Sam supports a well-dressed girl on his right arm…
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