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VCU_M 9 Box 30 League for the Promotion of Pub Shool Ed 1930 rsz.jpg
Informational letter from the League for the Promotion of Public School Education in Virginia signed by the Chairman, Robert S. Barrett. Barrett was the son of the Rev. Dr. Robert S. Barrett, an Episcopal clergyman, and Kate Waller Barrett, one of…

VCU_M 9 Box 239 ESL of Va suffrage rally Capitol Square near the Washington Monumnent May 1 1915 rsz.jpg
These photographs document a suffrage rally held on the south portico of the Virginia Capitol on May 1, 1915. Dr. E. N. Calisch, rabbi of Congregation Beth Ahabah, spoke in favor of woman suffrage at the event. Joy Montgomery Higgins of Nebraska…

VMHC_JK.1861.V82.V6_v1 Voting Rights Legal Wrongs cover rsz.jpg
This booklet was distributed by the Virginia Commission on Constitutional Government (VCCG) in opposition to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Commission began in 1958 and existed until the late 1960s.Led by David J. Mays, a prominent lawyer and…

VCU_M296 Box 2 f Virginia The Candle 1957 cover rsz.jpg
Newsletter published by the Virginia State Conference-NAACP. The Candle's header shows two lighted candles and the motto, "It is Better to Light One Candle Than to Curse the Darkness."This issue includes reporting on the Virginia Political Action…

VMHC_K 49 V75E8 Every Man His Own Law cover rsz.jpg
This booklet was distributed by the Virginia Commission on Constitutional Government (VCCG) . Led by David J. Mays, a prominent lawyer and advisor to Virginia’s commission on the response to the Brown v. Board of Education decision, it advocated…

VCU_M296 Box 2 fRichmond Crusade for Voters pamphlet031 cover alt rsz.jpg
Front and back covers of a four-page pamphlet created by the Crusade for Voters, Richmond, Va. The circular logo on the front cover shows a family of color with an American flag. Surrounding them is the slogan, "Every member of our family is a…

Valentine_Exchange For Womans Work2 008 rsz.jpg
Members stand outside the Exchange for Woman's Work at 203 East Franklin Street, Richmond, Va.

VMHC_Mss1 K2588 a 117-123 card Richmond Exchange for Woman's Work rsz.jpg
Card describing the mission of the Richmond Exchange for Woman's Work. The Exchange for Woman’s Work, founded in 1883, was part of the Woman’s Exchange movement started in Philadelphia in 1832. Exchanges were popular places for women in hardship…

VMHC_Mss1 K2588 a 117-123 letter 12 Aug 1882 from Munford to Dear Madam [Keezle] rsz.jpg
This correspondence and ephemera pertain to the Richmond Exchange for Woman’s Work, founded in 1883, part of the Woman’s Exchange movement started in Philadelphia in 1832. Exchanges were popular places for women in hardship to sell goods on…

VMHC_Mss1 K2588 a 117-123 Rules broadside rsz.jpg
This broadside pertains to the Richmond Exchange for Woman’s Work, founded in 1883, part of the Woman’s Exchange movement started in Philadelphia in 1832. Exchanges were popular places for women in hardship to sell goods on consignment without…

VMHC_Mss1 M3855 c 4024 pamphlet Richmond Exchange for Woman's Work p1 rsz.jpg
This ephemera pertains to the Richmond Exchange for Woman’s Work, founded in 1883, part of the Woman’s Exchange movement started in Philadelphia in 1832. Exchanges were popular places for women in hardship to sell goods on consignment without…

VCU_M172 B1 Stone Mt Imperial Palace Richmond Klan alt rsz.jpg
Postcard showing Imperial Palace, Stone Mountain, GA surrounded by seven Klansmen brandishing torches, mounted on horseback. A portrait of William Joseph Simmons, founder and leader of the second Ku Klux Klan, appears at upper right corner.Portrait…

VCU_M 9 Box 98 American Assoc for Labor Legislation Gordon Grant cartoon fr Better Times rsz.jpg
Membership solicitation card published by the American Association for Labor Legislation. One side has an editorial cartoon by Gordon Grant, republished from Better Times, a New York welfare magazine. It shows a family standing under an arch in which…

VCU_M 9 Box 233 ESL broadside ca 1919 map of states and suffrage crop rsz.jpg
This broadside has a map at top that shows the extent of woman suffrage across the United States. At this time, women could vote in presidential elections in some states; in municipal elections in others; and only with regard to school bond and tax…

VCU_M 9 Box 239 Kate Waller Barrett rsz.jpg
Photographic portrait of Kate Waller Barrett. Barrett was one of the first women medical doctors in the south. She co-founded the National Florence Crittenton Mission with Charles Nelson Crittenton. The organization focused on the needs of unwed…

VCU_M9 B233 Planks from the Suffrage Platform anti socialist rsz.jpg
Anti-suffrage handbill uses quotations to make its case that woman suffrage supports racial equality and will lead to intermarriage, advances feminist views, is unpatriotic and does not support the war effort or the Constitution of the United States.…

M9 B233  ESL permit to hold public meetings in the street June 23 1915 rsz.jpg
Permit issued by the Mayor of Richmond, Va. allowing the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia to hold public meetings on the streets and in the parks of the city.On May 1, 1915, the ESL were denied permission to speak on city streets by Mayor Ainslie,…

VCU_M9 B233 Miss Margaret Foley will speak rsz.jpg
Broadside publicizes two presentations by suffragist Margaret Foley: Hampton Court House on Wednesday, April 12, 1916 and in Newport News on Thursday, April 13, 1916. "Miss Margaret Foley The Well Known Suffragist Will Speak on Votes for…

VCU_M9 B233  Southern Speakers Answer Miss Lucy Price rsz.jpg
Broadside advertising Southern Speakers answering the anti-suffrage arguments of Miss Lucy Price of Ohio. Price was a well-known opponent of woman suffrage who argued "We know that we are the equals of men but we also feel that we have a work of our…

VCU M9 B233 Third Liberty loan pinback buttons rsz.jpg
Pinback button created by the Whitehead & Hoag Co., Newwark, N.J. Liberty loans (or Liberty Bonds) were war bonds sold in the United States in support of World War I. Subscribing to the bonds became a symbol of partriotic duty. There were four…

VCU_M 9 Box 243 f Elections and Voting_1932 presidental election handbill 18th amend rsz.jpg
This handbill advocates for the election of Democratic presidential candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt and his running mate John Nance Garner, and for the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment. The handbill title calls to mind a popular refrain, "How Dry I…

Beth Ahabah Museum_Wallerstein colllection Suffrajests rsz.jpg
Anti-suffrage broadside poking fun at the woman suffrage movement. Filled with puns and inside jokes, the source and precise meaning of this publication are uncertain. Notes: The Square Deal was President Theodore Roosevelt's domestic program. The…

VCU M 23 Box 3 Cartoon no 929 socialism rsz.jpg
Editorial cartoon by Fred O. Seibel for The Knickerbocker Press. Mounted and identified as no. 929. The cartoon was created in April 1920 after duly-elected assemblymen were expelled from the New York State Assembly. The Speaker of the Senate at…

VCU_M 23 Box 2 f knickerbocker press May 1919 no 741 Salvation Army Home Service fund rsz.jpg
Editorial cartoon in support of the Salvation Army Home Service Fund by Fred O. Seibel, published in The Knickerbocker Press, May 1919. Mounted and identified as no. 741.This Salvation Army campaign was conducted between May 19-26, 1919 to raise…

VCU_M 9 B50 Just Govt League of Md 1913-1921_Why Should Wmn Vote cover rsz.jpg
Pro-suffrage pamphlet containing editorial cartoons by Lou Rogers, Phil Porter, and John T. McCutcheon, along with a map showing where women can vote.Excerpts: p.1 (cover) "WHY SHOULD WOMEN VOTE? This booklet contains all the OBJECTIONS to woman…
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