• 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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  • "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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  • Jeanette Acklen with suffrage banner

    A photograph of Jeanette Tillotson Acklen holding the banner she marched behind during the Tennessee campaign for women's suffrage. Her husband, Joseph H. Acklen, son of Adelicia and Joseph Acklen,was…

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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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  • "Some of Nashville's Children Who Want Suffrage"

    Images of children identified as being in support of suffrage, published in the Nashville Tennessean, August 30, 1914. The 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution granted women the right to vote. Whe…

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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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  • "History of the Bitter Struggle to Ratify Suffrage"

    Goodpasture, A. V., Jr

    A clipping from the Nashville Tennessean reporting on the passage of the 19th amendment. The opening line reads: "The battle is over, the fight is won." The 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution gr…

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  • Nashville Woman Suffrage Association Minute Book, 1918-1919

    Nashville Equal Suffrage League

    A volume containing minutes for meetings held by the woman suffrage league in Nashville, Tennessee, from 1918 to 1919. Meetings involved election of officers, reports from the various wards, funding c…

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  • Mrs. Guilford Dudley, President Nashville Equal Suffrage League

    Turney, John E., Mrs

    A photograph of suffragist Anne Dallas Dudley with her children as published in Mrs. John E. Turney's 1912 "Illustrated Sketches of Tennessee Women." The 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution grant…

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

    This broadside for a mass meeting at the Ryman to "Save the South" from the Susan B. Anthony (19th) amendment and federal suffrage force bills was a hurried effort to rally anti-suffrage supporters on…

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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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  • "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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  • 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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  • Kitty Cheatham Program

    Nashville Business Woman's Equal Suffrage League

    A program for a music recital featuring Kitty Cheatham presented by the Nashville Business Woman's Equal Suffrage League on June 29, 1915 at the George Peabody College for Teachers. Suffragists worked…

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  • "Equal Rights for Women, Careful Attention to All"

    Gallatin Book Store

    An advertisement for Gallatin Book Store that appeared in the March 2, 1917 Woman Suffrage Edition of the Nashville Tennessean. The 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution granted women the right to…

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  • "Votes for Women"

    A clipping of the front page of the Nashville Tennessean, Vol. 8, No. 185, November 12, 1914 with the headline: "Suffragists in Session Today." A political cartoon called "The Nation is Listening" fea…

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