• Woman Suffrage - National Suffrage Convention, 1914

    Frazer, Sadie Warner, 1885-1974

    Sadie Warner Frazer's typescript reminiscences of the 1914 National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) annual convention that took place in Nashville. Mrs. Frazer was chairman of transportati…

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  • Jeanette Acklen with suffrage banner

    A photograph of Jeanette Tillotson Acklen holding the banner she marched behind during the Tennessee campaign for women's suffrage. Her husband, Joseph H. Acklen, son of Adelicia and Joseph Acklen,was…

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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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  • "An Address to the Men of Tennessee on Female Suffrage"

    Vertrees, John J

    A pamphlet written by John J. Vertrees in 1916 in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Vertrees was a local attorney and strong opponent of suffrage. After the Tennessee legislature passed ratification of the 19…

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  • Excerpt from oral interview with Abby Crawford Milton about Harry T. Burn changing his vote in favor of suffrage

    Hughes, Marylin Bell

    Abby Crawford Milton, president of the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Association in 1920, spoke in 1983 at the age of 101 about young Representative Harry T. Burn's role in the ratification of the 19th Ame…

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  • Josephine A. Pearson (1868-1944)

    Josephine A. Pearson was the president of the Tennessee State Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage and the Southern Woman's League for the Rejection of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment. She was an educ…

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  • Marching suffragettes

    Women march for the right to vote in a Nashville parade for women's suffrage. The 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution granted women the right to vote. When the Tennessee General Assembly passed t…

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  • Mrs. Elizabeth Fry Page

    Turney, John E., Mrs

    A photograph of Elizabeth Frye Page, of Nashville, Tennessee, who was a charter member of the Tennessee Woman's Press and Authors Club as well as the Nashville Equal Suffrage Association. She also gav…

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  • The story of the 36th state

    Upton, Harriet Taylor

    This four-page article details the struggle for the ratification of the 19th Amendment in Tennessee from the suffragist point of view. Actively involved in the process in Tennessee, Upton gives a dram…

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  • Letter from Walter C. Childs to Governor Albert H. Roberts

    Childs, Walter C

    Writing on behalf of the Man Suffrage Association from New York, Walter Childs expressed his hope that Governor Roberts to stand against pressure of suffragists and cowardly politicians to sway him fr…

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  • Letter from Catherine T. Kenny to Carrie Chapman Catt

    Kenny, Catherine Talty

    Kenny, one of the 6th Congressional District chairpersons of the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Association, wrote to Carrie Chapman Catt about a meeting with Governor Albert H. Roberts about various suffra…

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  • Thomas Kader Riddick

    A photograph of Thomas Kader Riddick. T. K. Riddick, of Memphis, Tennessee, was a prominent attorney, state representative, and proponent of women's suffrage. The photograph appeared in the 1922 publi…

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  • Maria Thompson Daviess (1872-1924)

    Cowan, Sarah Eakin, 1873-1958

    Sketch by artist Sarah Eakin Cowan of Maria Thompson Daviess. Daviess was the vice president of the Nashville Equal Suffrage League in 1911 and worked closely with Anne Dallas Dudley. She was also hon…

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  • Mrs. K. P. Jones

    A photograph of Mrs. K. P. Jones, featured in the April 29, 1916 issue of The Lookout, the official publication of the Tennessee Federation of Women's Clubs. Mrs. Jones was third vice chairman of the…

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  • Corinne Dodds Sanders

    A photograph of Mrs. Newell Sanders, President of the Lookout Mountain Beautiful Club, featured in the April 29, 1916 issue of The Lookout, the official publication of the Tennessee Federation of Wome…

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  • Mrs. Lawrence D. Tyson

    A photograph of Mrs. Lawrence D. Tyson, President of the City Beautiful League of Knoxville, featured in the April 29, 1916 issue of The Lookout, the official publication of the Tennessee Federation o…

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  • Mrs. R. M. Beattie

    A photograph of Mrs. Robert Beattie, President of the Beethoven Club of Memphis, featured in the April 29, 1916 issue of The Lookout, the official publication of the Tennessee Federation of Women's Cl…

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  • Carrie Chapman Catt

    Bachrach Studios

    An undated photograph of Carrie Chapman Catt by Bachrach Studios. The 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution granted women the right to vote. When the Tennessee General Assembly passed the ratificat…

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  • Anne Dallas Dudley

    Anne Dallas Dudley was a national and state leader in the fight for women's suffrage who worked tirelessly to secure the ratification of the 19th Amendment in Tennessee. She was from a prominent Nashv…

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  • Letter from Catherine Talty Kenny to Governor Albert H. Roberts

    Kenny, Catherine Talty

    Catherine Talty Kenny, who chaired the ratification committee of the Tennessee Equal Suffrage League and later the Tennessee League of Women Voters, wrote to assure Governor Roberts of her support in…

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