• Woman`s protest against woman suffrage

    Tennessee Anti-Suffrage Association

    This typed petition, stamped by the Tennessee Anti-Suffrage Association, enumerates the reasons for their opposition to women`s suffrage. Stating their resentment at having "Votes for Women" thrust up…

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  • Mrs. Guilford Dudley, President Nashville Equal Suffrage League

    Turney, John E., Mrs

    A photograph of suffragist Anne Dallas Dudley with her children as published in Mrs. John E. Turney's 1912 "Illustrated Sketches of Tennessee Women." The 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution grant…

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  • Handbook of the Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association (Incorporated) and Proceedings of the Eighth and Ninth Annual Conventions

    Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association

    A booklet containing the by-laws of the Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association, general surveys of work with reports from each league, and notes from the proceedings of the Eighth Annual Convention. The…

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  • Women's Rights

    Isabel Elliott Howell (1839-1868)

    In this essay on women's rights, Isabel Elliott Howell argues against suffragists and claims that women exercise their authority and influence in the domestic sphere. She upholds Florence Nightingale…

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  • The Sphere of Women

    Leona Catherine Holladay

    Leona Catherine Holladay gave this adress during the graduation ceremony at an all-female school in 1867. She states that women must remain in their proper sphere in order to create a harmonious socie…

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  • The League of Women Voters card

    Blank information card to be filled out by members of the League of Women Voters in Tennessee. Suffragist leader Carrie Chapman Catt founded the League of Women Voters six months before ratification a…

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  • Come on to Nashville, Tennessee

    Donaldson, Walter, 1893-1947

    The cover of sheet music to a popular romantic song in which a young man tries to convince a girl to visit his family in Nashville, Tennessee. The cover shows the couple hurrying to make the train to…

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