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Suffragists Oral History Project

Seven major figures in twentieth-century suffragist history, including Alice Paul, are represented here with full-length oral histories.


National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House

The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House in Rochester, NY was the home of the legendary American civil rights leader, and the site of her famous arrest for voting in 1872.


Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation and Home

One of the most radical, far-sighted and articulate early feminists, Matilda Joslyn Gage was deliberately written out of history after her death in 1898 by an increasingly conservative suffrage movement. While restoring knowledge of Gage’s contributions, which continue to be of great relevance today, the Gage Foundation is also an educational resource for discussion and dialogue about the human rights issues to which she dedicated her life.


How Wisconsin Women Won the Ballot

On June 10, 1919, the Wisconsin Legislature passed a resolution ratifying the Federal Constitutional amendment abolishing sex as a qualification of voters. Theodora Youmans ( Wisconsin Women’s Suffrage Association President, 1913-1919) recounts the early story (1846-1911) as an historian and reports on later events (1912-1919) as an active participant: “All of this I saw, part of it I was”.

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Black Women’s Suffrage Portal

The Black Women’s Suffrage Digital Collection is a collaborative project to provide digital access to materials documenting the roles and experiences of Black Women in the Women’s Suffrage Movement and, more broadly, women’s rights, voting rights, and civic activism between the 1850s and 1960. The materials in this collection include photographs, correspondence, speeches, event programs, publications, oral histories, and other artifacts.