Woman Citizen, October 30, 1920


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Woman Citizen, October 30, 1920


Woman Citizen published just days before the first presidential election in which women could vote.

Shown here:

Campaign advertisement for the Democratic party ticket for the 1920 presidential election (James R. Cox and Franklin D. Roosevelt) "Let's Have Done With Wiggle and Wobble" 

News item entitled, "Virginia Women May Control Election" which says, "Predictions are being made that the registration of women in Virginia is so heavy that the will control the election. Especially keen have been the activities of the women of Richmond, where more than ten thousand new voters have been registered." 

The story also notes that "The University of Virginia is providing Valuable citizenship training for the women of the state, sending Miss Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon, director of its department of Citizenship Education, to communities willing to pay travelling expenses and entertainment."

New item entitled, "Attempt to Prevent Voting" describes how a member of the Tampa city administration attempted to mislead a new woman voter in 1920. The article notes, "Being a cautious lady, the woman voter investigated…” 


Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries


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Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries


This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested.


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