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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 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_BaskervillAddress1_Exchange for Womans Work_014 rsz.jpg
Transcription: Woman’s Exchange January 8, 1932 The Richmond Exchange for Woman’s Work is the first woman’s shop established in Richmond which has been in continuous operation for almost fifty years. It was established in 1883 to assist…

Valentine_Exchange For Womans Work_1887AnnualReport cover 009 rsz.jpg
Report by Mrs. W. T. Richardson, recording secretary for the Exchange for Woman's Work. This excerpt (pp. 9 - 14) is taken from the Fourth Annual Report of the Exchange, 1887.Text (excerpt)Annual Report. The Richmond Exchange for Woman’s Work has…

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…

Valentine_Exchange For Work1_TheValentine074 rsz.jpg
Photograph of the interior of the Richmond Exchange for Woman's Work, 203 East Franklin Street, Richmond, Va.The Richmond Exchange for Woman’s Work, founded in 1883, part of the Woman’s Exchange movement that began in Philadelphia in 1832. The…

VCU_Richmond SSE First Annual Announcement 1917-18 Cover rsz.jpg
First Bulletin of the Richmond School of Social Economy. This school would change names at several points in its history, becoming the School of Social Work and Public Health, the Richmond Professional Institute, and, after merging with the Medical…

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 Anti suffrage arguments Danger socialism rsz2.jpg
A single-sided handbill published by the Virginia Association Opposed to Woman's Suffrage. The handbill argues that woman suffrage will lead to socialism and the destruction of the Christian family and the holding of private property. See also "The…

VMHC_F233.69.J3_v1 rsz.jpg
This 1933 booklet provides “a list of persons in Jefferson Ward in the City of Richmond, who have paid their State Poll Taxes.” Poll taxes were enacted by many southern states after Reconstruction to suppress African American voting. Such taxes…

VMHC_Rare.JK.1901.L42.1910z_v1 rsz.jpg
This sheet compares Virginia laws pertaining to women with those of states where female suffrage already had been approved. Arranged in two contrasting columns, the sheet presents twelve points and includes an Equal Suffrage League of Virginia…

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…

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_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…

VCU_M 9 Box 34 Anti Saloon League State Convention 1922 program cover rsz.jpg
Program for the Virginia Anti-Saloon League State Law-Enforcement Convention held February 1-2, 1922, and the letter that accompanied it. Letter (dated January 28, 1922) is from J. P. McConnell (James Preson McConnell), President of the Anti-Saloon…

VCU_Southern Workman_LC 2701_S7 v60 n1 1931 Jan cover rsz.jpg
This article reports on the Virginia Church Conference on Race Relations held October 28, 1930 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Richmond, Va. The theme of the conference was "Facing the Facts with a Christian Program." Dr. Ben Lacy, Jr. President…

VCU_M 9 Box 81 fInterracial Commission_ Va Membership p1 rsz.jpg
List of members and the organizations they represented in the Virginia Commission on Interracial Cooperation. Dr. R.E. Blackwell was the Virginia Chairman of this group. The parent organization, the Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC), was…

VCU_M 9 Box 34 Va church conference race relations letter Lacy to Clark rsz.jpg
Letter of invitation from Dr. Ben R. Lacy, Jr. Chairman of the Conference Committe and President, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va. Addressed to Miss Adele Clark. the letter invites her to attend the Virginia Church Conference on Race…

VCU_M 9 Box 35 Va Denominational Conf on Race Relations Oct 28 1930 rsz.jpg
Alternate name: Virginia Church Conference on Race Relations. A meeting of white religious leaders convened to discuss how churches might take a leadership role in race relations. See all documents related to this event.
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