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Suffrage collection, 1884-1987

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Collection Scope and Content

The collection contains an 1884 printed letter which accompanied a circulating petition, enlisting signatures to support municipal woman suffrage, signed by five women, including Julia Ward Howe, working on behalf of the Massachusetts Women’s Suffrage Association, a local branch of the American Woman Suffrage Association; a circa 1920 postcard with images of three suffrage leaders, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Lucretia Mott; a photocopy of a 1987 article in Reviews in American History, by Carol Lasser, providing a retrospective on the 1959 book by Eleanor Flexner, Century of Struggle, a landmark work on woman’s rights movement in America; a pennant; a New York Sun article about Lucy Stone; a 1923 article from the Boston traveler about a woman’s right to keep her maiden name; a 1917 New York Times article about Maine’s suffrage vote; a photograph of Elizabeth Stuart Phelps; a 1902 letter and questionnaire from the Maine Woman Suffrage Association; an 1893 woman suffrage leaflet; and a 1917 anti-suffrage booklet titled The Case Against Woman Suffrage published by the Maine Association Opposed to Suffrage for Women.