• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • "When Women Get Their Rights"

    A political cartoon by T. E. Powers published in the Commercial Appeal on February 25, 1908. It bears the caption 'A Political Parade - Not Yet, but Soon' and features women marching with signs such a…

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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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  • Home!

    Massachusetts Association Opposed to the Further Extension of Suffrage to Women

    Jilted for the vote? The anti-suffragists predicted the demise of marriage and motherhood if women were given the right to vote. Here, a man returns home to find his two daughters deserted by their mo…

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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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  • Proclamation by League of Women Voters in support of women paying the same poll tax as men

    League of Women Voters of Tennessee

    The League of Women Voters asserted in this proclamation that the women of Tennessee should be treated equally with men in the matter of suffrage. Since men in Tennessee were required to pay a poll ta…

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  • Please!

    This political cartoon from the New York World shows a young woman suffragist asking Colonel Tennessee, the rustic older gentleman often used to represent Tennessee, for a special session of the Tenne…

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  • Special session

    Clubb, John Scott, 1875-1934

    This political cartoon shows a harried Colonel Tennessee on a sofa, his hat on the floor, upturned with its brim labeled 'Tennessee Legislature.' Two young women sit on either side of the Colonel, vyi…

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  • Majorities win at the polls

    Anti-suffrage broadside with an image of three African American women and text asking,"How many of these will your county and state produce, under federal suffrage?" The 19th Amendment to the U. S. Co…

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  • Declaration of principles of the Southern Women's League for the Rejection of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment

    The Southern Women's League for the Rejection of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment issued this declaration of principles. Principle No. 4 has obvious racial overtones as it asserts the continuation of An…

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