• 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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  • "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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  • 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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  • Woman`s Protest Against Woman Suffrage

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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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  • "Woman Suffrage: A Menace to the South"

    Lockwood, George R

    An anti-suffrage pamphlet written by George R. Lockwood, of St. Louis, Mo., that argues against the legislation as a violation of state's rights and a threat to white supremacy. The 19th Amendment to…

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  • Tennessee Suffrage Convention Program, 1918 March 20-21

    Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association

    A program for the Eleventh Convention of the Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association Incorporated, which took place at the Chisca Hotel in Memphis, March 20-21, 1918. The 19th Amendment to the U. S. Cons…

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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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  • Broadside advertising an anti-women's suffrage event at the Ryman

    Broadside advertising a mass meeting at the Ryman to "Save the South" from the Susan B. Anthony amendment and federal suffrage force bills. It advertises that Oscar Underwood, Ruffin Pleasant, E. B. S…

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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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  • "An Address to the Men of Tennessee on Female Suffrage"

    Vertrees, John J

    A pamphlet written by John J. Vertrees in 1916 in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Vertrees was a local attorney and strong opponent of suffrage. After the Tennessee legislature passed ratification of the 19…

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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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