• 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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  • "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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  • National American Woman Suffrage Association Expenses

    National American Woman Suffrage Association

    Expense reports for the National American Woman Suffrage Association for the summer of 1920, during which national and local suffragists campaigned for ratification of the 19th Amendment in Tennessee…

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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

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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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  • "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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  • "Statements in official history of woman suffrage"

    Callaway, James

    Anti-suffrage activists created this broadside from an article by James Callaway printed in Georgia's Macon Telegraph to defend the reputation of General Robert E. Lee, and to demonstrate the maliciou…

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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 states' rights and a threat to white supremacy. The 19th Amendment to…

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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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  • 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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