• Press release on legal wrangling after ratification of the 19th Amendment

    National American Woman Suffrage Association

    This press release contains a 2-page statement by Carrie Chapman Catt about the machinations of the anti-suffragists to derail the ratification of the 19th Amendment by the Tennessee legislature. She…

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  • Bringing the victors home

    This article from The Woman Citizen describes the celebrations in Washington, D.C. and New York City that followed the ratification of the 19th Amendment. It contains quotations from various suffragis…

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  • Letter from Rep. C. F. Millican to Senator John C. Houk

    Millican, C. F

    One of many letters in the collection from Tennessee legislators sent to Senator John C. Houk at the Hermitage Hotel in response to his telegram gauging their opinions on the legality of voting in a s…

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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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  • 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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  • Letter from the Hon. S. C. Johnson to Governor Albert H. Roberts

    Johnson, S. C

    In this letter, S. C. Johnson informed the governor as a long time Democrat, he drew the line at supporting any candidate who proposed "a law to degrade the womanhood of the South by ratifying the inf…

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  • Letter from Governor Albert H. Roberts to Carrie Chapman Catt

    Roberts, Albert Houston, 1868-1946

    Governor Albert H. Roberts wrote that the state Constitution says that "an amendment of the constitution of the United States must be submitted to a General Assembly elected after the submission is ma…

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  • Telegram from Senator Warren G. Harding to Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt

    Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923

    Senator Harding wrote that he continued to urge Tennessee Republicans to support the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution granted women the right to vote. W…

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  • Telegram from Carrie Chapman Catt to Governor Albert H. Roberts

    Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947

    Carrie Chapman Catt, president of the National American Women's Suffrage Association, rejoiced that Governor Roberts called a special session of the Tennessee legislature to consider ratification of t…

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  • Questions for Mrs. Catt

    Southern Women`s League for the Rejection of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment

    This two-sided broadside contains the reprint, originally published in both the Nashville Banner and the Chattanooga Times, of an editorial and an article attacking Carrie Chapman Catt. One side conta…

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  • Telegram from J. P. Tumulty to Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt

    Tumulty, Joseph P. (Joseph Patrick), 1879-1954

    J. P. Tumulty notified Carrie Chapman Catt that President Woodrow Wilson had sent a telegram to the Speaker of the Tennessee House to encourage that body to ratify the suffrage amendment. The 19th Ame…

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  • Telegram from Senator Warren G. Harding to Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt

    Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923

    Senator Harding wrote that he was glad to learn that Carrie Chapman Catt was in Tennessee to assist with the ratification of the equal suffrage amendment and that he would give that opinion to any mem…

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  • Out of subjection into freedom

    Shuler, Marjorie

    This article describes the final phase of the struggle for women`s suffrage, outlining the unsuccessful injunction against ratification in Tennessee, as well as the celebration in Washington following…

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  • Bringing the Victors Home

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  • Letter from Luke Lea to Carrie Chapman Catt

    Lea, Luke, 1879-1945

    Colonel Luke Lea, president of the Nashville Tennessean, wrote to Carrie Chapman Catt to inform her he was not the best person to influence four members of the Tennessee House of Representatives that…

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  • Letter from Governor Albert H. Roberts to Carrie Chapman Catt

    Roberts, Albert Houston, 1868-1946

    After Mrs. Katherine (Leslie) Warner shared a letter from Carrie Chapman Catt with Governor Albert H. Roberts, he wrote to Catt to explain his opinion of the complicated political situation in Tenness…

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  • Questions for Mrs. Catt

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  • Enfranchisement now means the sky's the limit, in woman's sphere

    Bushnell, Elmer A

    This political cartoon features a woman carrying two buckets and dressed in clothing typical of domestic workers. She is standing at the bottom of a ladder with several rungs which are labeled with hi…

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  • Suffragette, oh suffragette

    The lyrics of this song lament the changes wrought by women's suffrage. The suffragette is portrayed as being "trapped in the politician's net" for Carrie Catt and Alice Paul. Her pure thoughts and po…

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