• "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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  • Letter to Governor Albert H. Roberts from an anti-suffrage man

    An ardent anti-suffrage man named George, wrote this three-page letter, and addressed Governor Roberts as "brother." He wrote that woman suffrage propaganda was the "greatest menace to this Republic"…

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  • Women's Rights

    Howell, Isabel Elliott, 1839-1868

    In this essay on women's rights, Isabel Elliott Howell argues against suffragists and claims that women exercise their authority and influence in the domestic sphere. She upholds Florence Nightingale…

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  • "The Sphere of Women"

    Holladay, Leona Catherine

    Leona Catherine Holladay gave this address during the graduation ceremony at an all-female school in 1867. She states that women must remain in their proper sphere in order to create a harmonious soci…

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  • Letter from Walter C. Childs to Governor Albert H. Roberts

    Childs, Walter C

    Writing on behalf of the Man Suffrage Association from New York, Walter Childs expressed his hope that Governor Roberts would stand against the pressure of suffragists and cowardly politicians to sway…

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  • Letter from E. H. Crump to State Treasurer Hill McAlister

    Crump, Edward Hull, 1874-1954

    E. H. Crump, chairman of the Democratic State Executive Committee and County Trustee of Shelby County wrote to State Treasurer Hill McAlister to encourage him to use his influence with the governor to…

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  • Letter from Rep. C. F. Millican to Senator John C. Houk

    Millican, C. F

    One of many letters in the collection from Tennessee legislators sent to Senator John C. Houk at the Hermitage Hotel in response to his telegram gauging their opinions on the legality of voting in a s…

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  • "Gov. A. H. Roberts signing Tennessee certificate of ratification"

    In this unidentified newspaper photograph, Governor Albert H. Roberts signs the Tennessee certificate of ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. The 19th Amendment t…

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  • "Unprotected Females: A Plea for Women Traveling Alone"

    Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906

    Susan B. Anthony points out that women traveling alone are viewed with damaging stereotypes and prejudices that men do not suffer. Although the Seneca Falls convention had been held two decades prior…

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  • "The Doings of Women Folk"

    [Nashville] Daily American

    The Daily American reports on the International Council of Women in Washington and mentions several prominent individuals such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Julia Ward Howe. The article states, "It ha…

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  • "National Council of Women: Federated Body of Over a Score of Great National Societies of Women to Meet Here To-Morrow"

    Nashville American

    The article discusses a future meeting of the National Council of Women of the United States in Nashville and highlights some of the notable individuals to attend, including Susan B. Anthony. The Nati…

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  • Letter from Catherine Talty Kenny to Governor Albert H. Roberts

    Kenny, Catherine Talty

    Catherine Talty Kenny, who chaired the ratification committee of the Tennessee Equal Suffrage League and later the Tennessee League of Women Voters, wrote to assure Governor Roberts of her support in…

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  • Letter from E. H. Crump to State Treasurer Hill McAlister

    Crump, Edward Hull, 1874-1954

    E. H. Crump, chairman of the Democratic State Executive Committee and County Trustee of Shelby County wrote to State Treasurer Hill McAlister about the recent election which he felt would make the sta…

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  • Willa McCord Blake Eslick (1878-1961)

    A photograph of Willa McCord Blake Eslick in 1932. Mrs. Eslick was a prominent suffragist working with the Tennesse Equal Suffrage Association. She was the featured speaker at a banquet for Mrs. Charl…

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  • Letter from Senator Kenneth Douglas McKellar to State Treasurer Hill McAlister

    McKellar, Kenneth Douglas, 1869-1957

    Senator Kenneth McKellar wrote to State Treasurer Hill McAlister to encourage him to support the proposition that two women from each Congressional District be designated as associate members of the s…

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  • Letter from Carrie Chapman Catt to Governor Albert H. Roberts

    Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947

    Carrie Chapman Catt, president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), wrote to Governor Roberts to assert that the organization will stand by and work with him in a straightforwa…

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  • Letter from Lon A. Scott to Senator John C. Houk

    Scott, Lon A

    Lon A. Scott, a candidate for Congress in the 8th District from Savannah, affirmed his support of the suffrage amendment. "I am not a recent convert; I lead the fight for the 'limited Suffrage Bill' w…

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  • Telegram from Anne Dallas Dudley to Governor Albert H. Roberts

    Dudley, Anne Dallas

    Anne Dallas Dudley, a socially prominent Tennessee suffragist, wrote to ask Governor Roberts to call for a special session to only last three days in late July, noting that "militants are embarrassing…

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  • Letter from Governor Albert H. Roberts to Carrie Chapman Catt

    Roberts, Albert Houston, 1868-1946

    Governor Albert H. Roberts wrote that the state Constitution says that "an amendment of the constitution of the United States must be submitted to a General Assembly elected after the submission is ma…

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  • "Open letter to Tennessee legislators"

    Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947

    Carrie Chapman Catt, the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association who campaigned for the 19th Amendment in Tennessee, wrote to Tennessee legislators to persuade those that feared…

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