• 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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  • Anti-suffrage answers

    New York State Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage

    Anti-suffrage talking points include the declaration "Government is MAN'S work." The 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution granted women the right to vote. When the Tennessee General Assembly passe…

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  • The anti-suffrage ideal

    In this broadside, the anti-suffragists proclaimed that they sought to separate women from the grunge of politics and advance the ideals of patriotism, morality and Americanism. The 19th Amendment to…

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  • Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association Charter, 1914

    Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association

    The charter of incorporation for the Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association, chartered in 1914. It was signed by Anne Dallas Dudley, Caroline C. Kimbrough, Marie L. Lewis, Mary C. Branch, and Daisy Rout…

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  • The woman's protest against woman suffrage

    Tennessee Anti-Suffrage Association

    This undated petition urged the women of Tennessee to sign this petition "for the sake of your State and your sex" against the issue of "Votes-for-women." According to the petition, the great majority…

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  • Cover of National Suffrage Convention pamphlet

    National American Woman Suffrage Association

    The National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) held its annual convention in Nashville in 1914. The heated debate ended with a resolution to support the Susan B. Anthony Amendment by every m…

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  • 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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  • Statements in official history of woman suffrage

    Callaway, James

    Anti-suffrage activists created this broadside from an article by James Callaway printed in the Macon (Ga.) Telegraph to defend to the reputation of General Robert E. Lee, and to demonstrate the malic…

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  • "How Suffrage Pickets Were Suppressed by Real Men"

    A broadside issued by the Republican Section of the National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage that suggests supporting suffrage betrays a man's masculinity and ruins political candidates' electio…

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  • "Mrs. Catt and Woman-Suffrage Leaders Repudiate the Bible"

    This pamphlet contains two articles by J. C. McQuiddy, editor of the Gospel Advocate, criticizing women's suffrage from a religious perspective. The first article specifically references The Woman's B…

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  • Negro woman`s resolutions for enforcement of federal suffrage amendments

    This two-sided broadside, compiled by the Southern Women`s League for the Rejection of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment, presents race-based arguments against the ratification of the 19th Amendment. One…

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  • Letter to John V. Wright from Frances O. Smith regarding women's suffrage

    Smith, Frances O

    Letter dated January 30, 1917 to John V. Wright from his presumed neighbor and landlord, Frances O. Smith. Writing on stationery from the Union County Woman Suffrage Organization, Smith describes her…

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  • "The Red Behind the Yellow: Socialism in the Wake of Suffrage"

    An anti-suffrage pamphlet issued by the National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage. It gives warning that socialists are behind the women's suffrage movement. The cover features an image of marche…

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  • Federal suffrage amendment will never be ratified if the people of Tennessee guard their rights

    This broadside proclaims that the 19th Amendment will never be ratified if Tennesseans guard their rights. It emphatically states that the Tennessee constitution probihits the ratification of any fede…

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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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  • May-Day Demonstration Program, 1915 May 1

    Nashville Equal Suffrage League

    Program for the Nashville Equal Suffrage League's May-Day Demonstration at Centennial Park in Nashville, Tennessee on May 1, 1915. The 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution granted women the right…

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  • Chairmen of Local Committees

    Nashville Equal Suffrage League

    A list of local committee assignments for the 1914 National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) annual convention that took place in Nashville. The back side has additional information about t…

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  • The truth about wage-earning women

    National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage

    The Truth about wage-earning women? Anti-suffragists accuse the suffragists of stretching the truth about how the vote will empower female wage earners. The 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution gr…

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  • Why we oppose votes for women

    National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage

    This broadside outlines reasons why anti-suffragists opposed the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. They stated that the interests of women and men were generally the same, and that w…

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  • 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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