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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.…

M 9 b 242 Equal Suffrage League Febrary 1915 adj rsz.jpg
Equal Suffrage League of Richmond, Va. in front of Washington Monument, Capitol Square, Richmond. The members of the ESL were promoting the suffrage film, "Your Girl and Mine." Photo published in The Times-Dispatch: Richmond, Va., February 28,…

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This headquarters newsletter was published by the National American Woman Suffrage Association in January 1917. it contains suffrage-related news and commentaries of the time.

VCU_M 9 Box 49 Headquarters News Letter May 15 1916 cover rsz.jpg
Newsletter published by the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Editorial cartoon on cover by C. D. Batchelor is captioned, "IF YOU WOULD HAVE A FRIEND, BE ONE!" It shows a woman (suffrage) standing with her arms draped over a donkey (at…

M 9 Box 48 Here it is all you want to know about Chicago St Louis parades p1 rsz.jpg
A pamphlet by the National American Woman Suffrage Association outlining information regarding the June 7th suffrage parade in Chicago and June 14th suffrage parade in St. Louis. This pamphlet includes information regarding each city's suffrage…

M 9 Box 48 How to Raise Money for Suffragep1 rsz.jpg
A booklet written by Henrietta W. Livermore on raising money for suffrage. Livermore outlines her suggestions into three parts: 1) "A Money-raising Campaign," 2) "Budget and Pledges," and 3) "Suggestions for Money-raising." This booklet was…

M 9 Box 48 How to reach the rural voter cover rsz.jpg
This booklet entitled, "How To Reach The Rural Voter," was written by Amelia MacDonald Cutler as a part of the National Woman Suffrage Association's "Efficiency Book Series." This booklet outlines step-by-step instructions on how to best appeal to…

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…

M 9 B 55 If You Are a Minister postcard rsz.jpg
Postcard encouraging clergy to use their influence to promote the cause of woman suffrage. Message credited to Henry Bailey Stevens, a writer for the Woman's Journal and Suffrage News, Boston, MA.Reverse of card contains printed message, "VOTES FOR…

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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…

M9 Box 229 Womans Journal and Suffrage News Oct 23 1915 Morris H Pancoast cartoon rsz.jpg
Editorial cartoon by Morris H. Pancoast, "Courtesy Philadelphia North American." From the Woman's Journal and Suffrage News, Vol. 46, No. 27, October 23, 1915.Image Description: Woman wearing a "Votes for Women" sash offters to help a weary Uncle…

VCU_M 9 B 55 Linked together by the Law suffrage postcard rsz.jpg
Oversized postcard illustrated by May Wilson Preston, 1911 (signed). Image Description: Editorial cartoon captioned, "LINKED TOGETHER BY THE LAW" shows a convict, a woman, a child, and an intellectually disabled man standing in a row, shackled…

M9 B49 NAWSA Handbills and flyers_Liquor vs suffrage p1 crop.jpg
Brief article from The Woman's Journal republished as a single page leaflet by the Massachusetts Woman's Suffrage Association and The Woman's Journal.The article presents evidence of an anti-suffrage campaign by liquor dealers who fear that woman…

M9 Box 49 Madam Who Keeps Your House rsz.jpg
Illustrated NWSA handbill urging women to become involved in politics. "Madam, if you want your house well kept, you MUST meddle with politics, because politics has already meddled with you. Be an efficient, modern housekeeper and demand VOTES FOR…

M 9 Box 229 Womans Journal and Suffrage News June 5 1915_B Ames cartoon.jpg
Suffrage cartoon by "B. Ames, 1915" (Blanche Ames Ames) from the Saturday, June 5, 1915 issue of Woman's Journal and Suffrage News, Vol. 46, No.23Image Description: Man standing on a deck, holds a life preserver marked Votes for Women. He says,…

VCU_M 9 Box 51 Anti Suffrage Men making world safe VAOWS rsz.jpg
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_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…

M9 Box 230 National League of Women Voter Convention badges rsz.jpg
Convention badges for the National League of Women Voters Annual conventions. Fifth Annual Convention, April 24 - 29, 1924, Buffalo, NY Eighth Annual Convention, April 23 - 28 1928, Chicago, IL

M 9 Box 48 ESL weekly program Richmond p1 rsz.jpg
This program announces the topics and speakers for the Equal Suffrage League of Richmond's weekly meetings between Thursday, January 8, 1914 and Thursday, April 2, 1914. Topics for these weekly meetings include "Woman Suffrage and Organized…

M 9 B 52 Lucy R Mason_Religious and Social_cover rsz.jpg
Essay, published in pamphlet form, which sets forth the religious and social foundations of the woman suffrage movement. The essay begins:"There is in the suffrage movement a religious element, a deep strain of spirituality and altruism, which gives…

VCU_M 9 Box 51 Anti Suffrage J T Morgan Denounces Woman Suffrage rsz.jpg
Anti-suffrage broadside that argues voting will corrupt women, and, more urgently, that increasing the number of black votes will bring about the end of white supremacy in Alabama. The words of Senator John Tyler Morgan, a staunch proponent of white…

M 9 B 55 Send Your Dimes rsz.jpg
Printed fundraising solicitation on the occasion of the Tenth Anniversary of the National League of Women Voters at their convention, April 28 to May 3, 1930.

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…

M9 Box 49 Six Reasons Why Farmers Wives Should Vote rsz.jpg
National Woman Suffrage Association handbill, written by Amelia MacDonald Cutler."Because the votes of the farm women would double the rural vote. Farmers have less political influence than they had before the civil war. Farmers need to get back…

VCU_M 9 Box 51 Anti Suffrage Red behind the Black front rsz.jpg
Two-sided handbill. One side uses quotations from The Messenger (1917-1928) to associate woman suffrage, black voting, and a socialist takeover of the United States government. The handbill argues that Socialists will benefit if a "Force Bill"…
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