Resources for Women’s Suffrage in Iowa

The following resources include the sources used to create the Women’s Suffrage in Iowa timeline as well as additional sources of information on Iowa suffragists, the suffrage movement and voting rights in Iowa.


Alexander Street. Online biographical dictionary of the woman suffrage movement in the United States. https://documents.alexanderstreet.com/VOTESforWOMEN

Boyd, K. (2018). Partial suffrage in Iowa: 1894 (Honors thesis). Accesssed January 28, 2020, at https://ir.uiowa.edu/honors_theses/119.

Catt, C. C., & Shuler, N. R. (1926). Woman suffrage and politics; the inner story of the suffrage movement. Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein.

Egge, S. (2009). The grassroots diffusion of the woman suffrage movement in Iowa: the IESA, rural women, and the right to vote (Master’s thesis). Accessed January 27, 2020, at https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1497&context=etd.

Egge, S. (2018). Woman suffrage and citizenship in the Midwest, 1870-1920 (Iowa and the Midwest experience). Iowa City, Iowa: University Of Iowa Press.

Ferris, J. N. (2017). Mary Jane Whiteley Coggeshall, Hicksite Quaker, Iowa/national suffragette and her speeches. Cambridge City, IN: Kids at Heart Publishing & Books.

Iowa Department of Human Rights. Iowa women’s hall of fame. https://humanrights.iowa.gov/cas/icsw/events-recognition/iowa-womens-hall-fame.

Iowa Civil Rights Commission. (2015) Civil rights: Celebrating 50 years of higher quality through equality. Accessed January 28, 2020, at https://icrc.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/2016/Civil%20Rights%20Toolkit%20updated.pdf.

Iowa PBS. Carrie Chapman Catt—Leading the way for women’s rights. Accessed January 27, 2020, at http://www.iowapbs.org/iowapathways/mypath/carrie-chapman-catt%E2%80%94leading-way-womens-rights.

Iowa PBS. The fight for women’s suffrage. Accessed January 27, 2020, at http://www.iowapbs.org/iowapathways/mypath/fight-womens-suffrage.

Meloy, L. (available spring 2020). And they persisted: A century of impact of Iowa Leagues.

Noun, L. R. (1986). Strong-minded women: The emergence of the woman suffrage movement in Iowa. Ames, Iowa: Iowa State Press.

Schwieder, D., Morain, T., & Nielsen, L. (2011). Iowa past to present: The people and the prairie (3rd ed.). Ames, Iowa: Iowa State Press.

Stanton, E. C.; Anthony, S. B.; & Gage, M. J. (Eds.).(1886). Iowa. In History of woman suffrage, vol. 3 (pp. 612-637). Rochester, New York: Susan B.Anthony and Charles Mann Press. PDF of chapter

State Historical Society of Iowa. The Annals of Iowa. https://ir.uiowa.edu/annals-of-iowa

University of Iowa Libraries Iowa Women’s Archives. Women’s suffrage in Iowa: A digital collection. https://www.lib.uiowa.edu/iwa/suffrage

University of Iowa’s Iowa Digital Library. Women’s suffrage in Iowa. https://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/islandora/object/ui%3Asuffrage

Woman Suffrage Collection, MS 471, Iowa State University Library Special Collections and University Archives. http://findingaids.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/manuscripts/MS471.html

Yorgason, E. (2000). The public memory of women’s suffrage in Iowa. The Social Science Journal, 37(2), 261-276. Accessed March 20, 2020, at Gale Academic OneFile, https://link-gale-com.proxy.lib.iastate.edu/apps/doc/A63819149/AONE?u=iastu_main&sid=AONE&xid=318cdd76.