• "Signature Clinches Suffrage Act"

    An article from the "Nashville Tennessean" titled "Signature Clinches Suffrage Act." Picture shows Governor Roberts signing the act and Mrs. Charl Williams of Memphis, vice-chair of the Democratic Exe…

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  • Suffrage scenes and leaders

    The Rotogravure Section of the Tennessean featured photographs of suffrage leaders including Carrie Chapman Catt, Elsa McGill, and Kate (Mrs. Leslie) Warner. Politicians such as Governor Albert H. Rob…

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  • Women's suffrage ratification in the Tennessee Senate chamber

    This photograph from the "Ratification Issue" of the Nashville Tennessean, Sunday morning, August 29, 1920, depicts the Senate chamber at the moment that the clerk counted the historic vote on women's…

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  • Suffrage scenes at the Capitol when the Senate ratified Aug. 13

    This special page of The Tennessean featured photographs of both suffrage and anti-suffrage advocates at the Tennessee State Capitol the day the state senate approved the resolution to ratify the 19th…

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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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  • "The History of the Case"

    DeBow, Sarah Spence

    A pamphlet written by Sarah Spence DeBow about the public disdain for Tennessee Speaker of the Senate Andrew Todd and for his support of ratification of the 19th amendment. The 19th Amendment to the U…

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  • Frances Holder Overall scrapbook

    Overall, Frances Holder

    A scrapbook kept by Frances Holder Overall covering the topics of women's suffrage, Tennessee politics, World War I, and World War II. It includes clippings, handwritten notes, and some memorabilia. T…

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  • Transcript of discussion in the Tennessee Senate on Senate Joint Resolution 1

    Tennessee. General Assembly

    This typed, filed with the original senate joint resolution, transcript chronicles discussion in the Tennessee Senate related to the ratification of the 19th Amendment to grant women the right to vote…

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  • Senate Joint Resolution 1, 1920

    Tennessee. General Assembly

    This joint resolution of the 61st General Assembly of the State of Tennessee to ratify the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States to provide for women's suffrage was the source of…

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  • The people against the politicians

    This anti-suffrage article from the The Lookout, a "Journal of Southern Society" published in Chattanooga, contains a vivid description of events in Nashville during the special session of the legisla…

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  • Public Chapter 139, 1919

    Tennessee. General Assembly

    This act granted Tennessee women the right to vote in presidential and municipal elections. It also granted women the right to participate and vote in certain matters and elections and prescribed the…

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  • Representative Harry T. Burn

    Calvert, Peter Ross, 1855-1931, Calvert, Ebenezer, 1850-1924

    Harry T. Burn was a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives from Niota, in McMinn County. Elected at the age of twenty-two, he became the youngest member of the state legislature.…

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