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M9 Box 230 Adele Clark_Errand Boys Child labor street permit crop rsz2.jpg
Child labor street permit. This pinback button for an errand boy was issued in 1929. Variant state seal with armored Virtus and mountains in the distance.

M 9 B 55 Womans Hour postcard rsz.jpg
WOMAN'S HOURNot for herself! Though Sweet the air of freedom;Not for herself! Though dear the newborn power;But for the Child who needs a nobler Mother,For the Whole People needing One another,Comes Woman to her Hour.Design by Corneille Clarke, Words…

M 9 B 55 Awakening postcard rsz.jpg
The Awakening. She's awakened, She is answering To the Call of all MANKIND; Then annul the Laws That Bind her, And the Customs That restrict her, Deny Her Not The greater service, For the Child, The Home, The State.Copyright 1912, and Published by…

VCU M 9 Box 239 f 242 ESL of VA parade float 1918 rsz.jpg
Equal Suffrage League of Virginia float depicting the Barge of State with Victory at the prow. This photograph was taken at the Thrift Day Parade held the afternoon of Saturday, March 23, 1918 in Richmond, VA. According to newspaper reports, over…

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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_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_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_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_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 photo Left to right: Mrs. Sarah Matthews, Norfolk Mrs. John H. Lewis (Eliz. Langer Lewis), Lynchburg Miss Adele Clark,…

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…

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…

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…

M 9 Box 103 How Va Laws Discriminate Against Women p1 rsz.jpg
This leaflet entitled, "How Virginia Laws Discriminate Against Women," was compiled by Burnita Shelton Mathews, the Legal Research Secretary of the Legal Research Department of the National Woman's Party in 1922. As described on the back cover, this…

UPSEM_NCLC_Child Labor in Virginia No 171_cover 068 rsz.jpg
Pamphlet by Alexander Jeffrey McKelway, Secretary for the Southern States, National Child Labor Committee. With photographs by Lewis W. Hine, staff photographer for the NCLC. Lewis Hine made a photographic investigation of child labor in Virginia in…

M 9 Box 103 Womans Bill of Rights 1922 rsz.jpg
This leaflet produced by the National Woman's Party, Virginia Branch, is a copy of the Woman's Bill of Rights, as introduced in the Virginia Legislature in 1922. "To provide that women shall have the same rights, privileges and immunities under the…

OneVirginia2021 Free Our Districts bumper sticker rsz.jpg
Bumper sticker created by OneVirginia2021, an American civic non-profit organization founded to advocate for a non-partisan redistricting of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Formed in 2014, OneVirginia2021 is made up of people from across the political…

OneVirginia2021 Let the people vote bumper sticker rsz.jpg
Bumper sticker created by OneVirginia2021, an American civic non-profit organization founded to advocate for a non-partisan redistricting of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Formed in 2014, OneVirginia2021 is made up of people from across the political…

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…

Valentine_Candlelight AIDS Memorial Vigil_Don Pennell_ I_V_88_68_144 rsz.jpg
In 1981, Dr. Michael Gottlieb of UCLA identified a new disease that, among its many signs, severely weakened the immune system. Named acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), this disease was initially seen among gay men in large cities.  Human…

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Nurse Lucille Meador walks through the snow wearing snowshoes at the Beth Sholom Home of Virginia, 5729 Fitzhugh Avenue, Henrico County, Virginia The Beth Sholom Home of Virginia opened in 1945 as Virginia’s first Jewish nursing home. Originally…

VMHC_MSS4.p5957.A1.Piedmont_v1_VHS rsz.jpg
Bond, issued in 1917 in return for a donationof $1.00 toward the construction of Piedmont Sanatorium. The Piedmont Sanatorium was established in Burkeville, Virginia, in June, 1918. At that time, tuberculosis was one of the leading causes of death…

VMHC_Broadside.1977.9_v1_VHS rsz.jpg
This broadside advertises a support rally for gay and lesbian civil rights that was held October 8, 1977. Activists organized the rally in Monroe Park to protest a concert given at the University of Richmond by Anita Bryant, the popular entertainer…

Anti school busing motorcade P_74_11_18m_rsz.jpg
Black and white photograph of a Richmond-based anti-busing motorcade passing through Washington, D.C. on 2nd Street behind the U.S. Supreme Court building. A policeman walks beside two cars.On February 17, 1972, nearly 3,300 cars traveled in a…

VCU_M342 Box 13_Rockwell for Gov booklet cover rsz.jpg
Multi-page flyer outlining the reasons why white Democrats and Republicans of the Commonwealth of Virginia should unite and vote for White Constitutional Candidate, George Lincoln Rockwell. Rockwell, the founder and head of the American Nazi Party,…
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