• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • "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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • "Negro Woman Sits as Delegate in Kentucky Republican Convention"

    A reprint of an article from the New York Age, Negro Newspaper, March 31, 1920, about Mrs. Annie Simms Banks, of Winchester, Kentucky. Banks was the first black woman to serve as a delegate to the Ken…

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  • Suffragettes and suffragettism

    Lyon, A. A

    Written by a Nashville physician and suffrage opponent after the National American Woman Suffrage Association met in Nashville in 1914, this anti-suffrage pamphlet contains Lyon`s opinions of the suff…

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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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  • "Suffragists Desert Philanthropy Until They Can Vote"

    An anti-suffrage pamphlet issued by the New York State Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage. It describes how many suffragists were discontinuing their contributions to other causes either to concent…

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  • Office of anti-ratification headquarters in the Hotel Hermitage

    Photo from scrapbook with caption that reads: Front or Outer office of Anti-Ratification Headquarters, Hotel Hermitage, Mrs. Morgan Brown, Executive Chairman, standing at the Entrance. Seated [are] ma…

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  • "Cardinal Gibbons Says Women Should Keep from the Polls"

    A broadside issued by the National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage on March 11, 1920. It features articles and addresses regarding the views of Cardinals James Gibbons and William Henry O'Connel…

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