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VMHC_Broadside.1916.1VHS rsz.jpg
This broadside was issued by the Equal Suffrage League in about 1916. Southern suffragists were forced to respond to anti-suffrage groups who argued that if African American women gained the right to vote, white supremacy would be threatened.…

VCU_M296 Box 2 FMississippi_ Medgar Evers letter to JBrooks May 15 1958 rsz.jpg
Letter from Medgar W. Evers, Field Secretary, Mississippi NAACP to John M. Brooks, Director, Voter Registration, Virginia NAACP. Dated May 15, 1958, the letter is an update on the progress of voter registration efforts in Mississippi. Text: Mr.…

VCU_M 9 Box 81 fInterracial Commission Federal Council Bulletin Sept Oct 1926 p7 rsz.jpg
Pages 7-8 (front and back) removed fromFederal Council Bulletin, September-October, 1926. The article, "Church Women Explore Interracial Paths," details an interracial conference held on September 21-22, 1926 at Eagles Mere, Pa.The conference was…

VCU_Story of inflation Fed Reserve Bank of NY cover rsz.jpg
Educational comic book published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Public Information Department.

VCU_Cartoons Magazine v16 n1 1919 D R Fitzpatrick p104 rsz.jpg
Editorial cartoon by Pulitzer Prize winner Daniel R. Fitzpatrick of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Image Description: A man who appears to be Japanese, labelled "Racial Equality" sits patiently. A shuttered window behind him is marked "Peace…

Brandeis_Boys and Girls WSS_ww1.14 rsz.jpg
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…

VCU_M 9 Box 239 We Fight for Democracy 1918 rsz.jpg
Studio portrait of costumed figures before a sign saying "We Fight For Democracy." This photograph was taken during World War I.  Ralph Harvie Wormley as Uncle Sam; Adeline Harmon Cowles as Columbia, Martha Jobson, as Democracy holding a ballot…

Valentine_Committee on Relief of the Poor_V_48_100_19 rsz.jpg
Richmond’s Committee for the Relief of the Poor managed white and black almshouses, a soup kitchen, a hospital and other health and social services. Construction of a new white almshouse on Hospital Street finished in 1860. During the Civil War, the…

M 9 Box 51 To the Fighting Boys of Old Texas anti_suffrage p1 rsz.jpg
Satirical anti-suffrage song attributed to G. B. E., Selma, Alabama, May, 1919 Alternate title: "WHOOP 'EM UP, TEXANS!"

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Seven lectures on the education of young women, primarily concerned with character formation. Garnett indicates that the following topics will be covered:The moral and religious obligations to a right improvement of time. The best means of…

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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…

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Musical score for voice and piano. Illustrated title page in blue, orange, and white; ballroom scene with clock showing midnight, ghostly figure pointing to time Complete score available at Baylor Digital Collections.

Valentine_Cholera Parade float 1929_I_V_45_15_1024 rsz.jpg
This parade float from Richmond’s Adventure Days (1929) served as a public health reminder of cholera, noting “Richmonders Died at the Average Age of 24 in 1872.”

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Lucy Goode Brooks (1818–1900) and members of the Ladies Sewing Circle for Charitable Work established the Friends Asylum for Colored Orphans in 1871. These formerly enslaved women enlisted the support of the Cedar Creek Meeting Society of Friends…

VCU_HE 5614_2_M44 1950 Meet Death cover rsz.jpg
1950 public safety pamphlet containing "actual scenes photographed by Cincinnati Police Department." The images of automobile accidents resulting in death, remind the reader of the serious consequences of careless driving.Text inside back…

UPSEM_Need of Compulsory Education in the South_cover 084 rsz.jpg
Pamphlet by W.H. Hand, State High School Inspector, Columbia, South Carolina. Reprint from the Child Labor Bulletin, 1/1, June 1912. Includes data from the 1910 U.S. Census.Excerpts:p. 6 "...in a democracy where manhood suffrage practically prevails,…

VCU_Cartoons Magazine v16 n1 1919 Harding_Peace rsz.jpg
Editorial cartoon by Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Nelson Harding. Peace, shown as an angel with a tiarra, slams her fist on a table, scattering papers, ink well and pens. She glares angrily.

VCU_M 9 Box 242 LWV Convention Alexandria 1923 rsz.jpg
Members of the Virginia League of Women Voters meeting in Alexandria, Virginia on February 3, 1923.Identification from back of photoLeft to right:Mrs. Sarah Matthews, NorfolkMrs. John H. Lewis (Eliz. Langer Lewis), LynchburgMiss Adele Clark,…

VCU_HD 6058_H37 1927 Occupations for Women Hatcher title page rsz.jpg
Orie Latham Hatcher, Ph.D. was head of the Bureau of Vocations in Virginia, a group founded in 1915. Dr. Hatcher and the work of the Bureau of Vocations was described in The Virginia Teacher(vol. 2, no. 5, p. 128):"She is the head of a unique…

UMW_James Farmer image1608 cEdward Hollander_CORE rsz.jpg
Group of men, including James Farmer, during his second attempt to march to Montgomery, Alabama from Selma, Alabama. From left to right: Fred Shuttlesworth, Martin Luther King Jr., James Farmer, and James Forman. In the foreground: Andrew Young.

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…

Valentine_Anti suffrage postcard I_V_76_195_14 mice rsz.jpg
Anti-suffrage postcard. The front has gold lettering, with a different color for each capital letter, green, purple, red, blue, orange. Silhouettes of three mice appear at the top of the card. Text:"As soon as I find a / Woman / Suffragist, / Who is…

VMHC_JK1929.V8.5th.1944_v1 cover rsz.jpg
This 1944 booklet is the Virginia Voters League’s fifth annual report. The League began in 1941 and worked with the NAACP in advocating for increased African American participation at the polls. It was led by Luther P. Jackson, an historian and civil…

Baylor Univ Libraries_Every day will be Sunday when the town goes dry.jpg
Musical score for voice and piano Illustrated title page in yellow, black, and white; drawing of man in tuxedo, bottle with wings, dog / R.S Complete score available from Baylor University Libraries Digital Collections.

VCU_M 277 Box11 Letter from LBJ to Eleanor Sheppard rsz.jpg
Letter to the Honorable Eleanor P. Sheppard, Mayor of Richmond, Virginia from President Lyndon Baines Johnson. February 10, 1964. This letter accompanied the President's Commission on Registration and Voting Participation "Report on Registration and…
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