• "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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  • 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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  • "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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  • Press release on legal wrangling after ratification of the 19th Amendment

    National American Woman Suffrage Association

    This press release contains a two-page statement by Carrie Chapman Catt about the machinations of the anti-suffragists to derail the ratification of the 19th Amendment by the Tennessee legislature. Sh…

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  • "The History of the Case"

    DeBow, Sarah Spence

    A pamphlet written by Sarah Spence DeBow about the public disdain for Tennessee Speaker of the Senate Andrew Todd for his support of ratification of the 19th amendment. The 19th Amendment to the U. S…

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  • Tennessee Women's Democratic Headquarters, Letter to the Editor

    Wright, Katherine P

    A letter from the Tennessee Women's Democratic Headquarters to the editor of an unidentified publication. The letter, written by Chairman of Publicity Katherine P. Wright, lists the many positive ways…

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  • House Joint Resolution 16, 1915

    Tennessee. House of Representatives

    This resolution was to amend Article IV, Section 1 of the Tennessee Constitution to allow women to vote for members of the General Assembly and other civil officers for the county or district in which…

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  • League of Women Voters Convention Delegate Card and "Carry on!"

    A card or ticket identifying Mrs. K. P. Wright as a delegate at the League of Women Voters convention. The convention took place May 18-19, 1920 in Nashville. Mrs. Wright was a member and secretary of…

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  • House Bill 1165, 1917

    Tennessee. General Assembly

    This bill amended the Charter of the Town of Lookout Mountain to allow women over the age of twenty-one to vote in the town's municipal elections. The bill also stipulated that "one of the three schoo…

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  • Frances Holder Overall scrapbook

    Overall, Frances Holder

    A scrapbook kept by Frances Holder Overall covering the topics of women's suffrage, Tennessee politics, World War I, and World War II. It includes clippings, handwritten notes, and some memorabilia. T…

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  • House Bill 67, 1917

    Tennessee. House of Representatives

    This bill would have granted women in Tennessee the right to vote in presidential, vice-presidential, and municipal elections. It was passed by the House of Representatives on January 19, 1917, but fa…

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  • "The people against the politicians"

    This anti-suffrage article from the The Lookout, a "Journal of Southern Society" published in Chattanooga, contains a vivid description of events in Nashville during the special session of the legisla…

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  • Telegram from W. R. Crabtree to Governor Albert H. Roberts

    Crabtree, William R

    Former Chattanooga mayor William R. Crabtree challenged Roberts for the Democratic nomination for governor of Tennessee in 1920. He wrote that he considered the passage of the 19th Amendment to be mor…

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  • Transcript of discussion in the Tennessee Senate on Senate Joint Resolution 1

    Tennessee. General Assembly

    This typed transcript, filed with the original senate joint resolution, chronicles discussion in the Tennessee Senate related to the ratification of the 19th Amendment to grant women the right to vote…

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  • Senate Joint Resolution 1, 1920

    Tennessee. General Assembly

    This joint resolution of the 61st General Assembly of the State of Tennessee to ratify the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States to provide for women's suffrage was the source of…

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  • Public Chapter 139, 1919

    Tennessee. General Assembly

    This act granted Tennessee women the right to vote in presidential and municipal elections. It also granted women the right to participate and vote in certain matters and elections and prescribed the…

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  • Representative Harry T. Burn

    Calvert, Peter Ross, 1855-1931, Calvert, Ebenezer, 1850-1924

    Harry T. Burn was a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives from Niota, in McMinn County. Elected at the age of twenty-two, he became the youngest member of the state legislature.…

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