Women of Color and the Fight for Women’s Suffrage
Links to exhibits, articles, videos and timelines that celebrate the contributions of women of color to women’s suffrage.
Ann Lewis Women’s Suffrage Collection
A private collection including more than 1,200 books, objects, correspondence, periodicals, lobbying materials, postcards and more.
Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Digitized collections include Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the Beecher-Stowe family and the Blackwell family.
Carrie Chapman Catt Papers, Library of Congress
Approximately 9,500 items, including diaries, correspondence, speeches and articles, subject files, photographs and printed matter.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers, Library of Congress
Approximately 1,000 items including correspondence, speeches, articles, drafts of books, scrapbooks, and printed matter relating to Stanton and the woman’s rights movement.
Jane Addams Digital Edition
Jane Addams’ correspondence and writings for the period 1901-1935, including many on suffrage.
Library of Congress
All items related to suffrage available at the Library of Congress.
Mary Church Terrell Papers, Library of Congress
Approximately 13,000 documents, including diaries, correspondence, printed matter, clippings, and speeches and writings, primarily focusing on Terrell’s career as an advocate of women’s rights and equal treatment of African Americans.
Minnie Fisher Cunningham Papers, University of Houston
Dating mostly from 1917-1919, correspondence, pamphlets, flyers, speeches, newspaper articles, photographs and legislative measures documenting the activities of Minnie Fisher Cunningham and other leading suffragists.
More to the Movement, Library of Congress
Item from the Library of Congress’s collections related to the participation of women of color in the suffrage movement.
National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection, Library of Congress
Books, newspapers, books, pamphlets, memorials, scrapbooks and proceedings from the meetings of various women’s organizations collected between 1890 and 1938 by members of NAWSA and donated to the Rare Books Division of the Library of Congress. The bulk of the collection is derived from the library of Carrie Chapman Catt, president of NAWSA from 1900-1904 and 1915-1920.
National American Woman Suffrage Association Records, New York Public Library Digital Collections
Correspondence, reports, press releases, scrapbooks, photographs and printed matter concerning passage of the federal suffrage movement, the international suffrage movement and World War I activities.
National Museum of American History
Postcards, books, photographs, pins and banners from the National Museum of American History and all Smithsonian collections.
National Women’s Party Collection, Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument
Books, scrapbooks, political cartoons, textiles, photographs, organizational records, fine arts, decorative arts and artifacts collected by the National Woman’s Party.
New York State Women’s Suffrage Exhibition Collection
Advertisements, greeting cards, photographs, ephemera, maps and articles dating from 1848-1919, most of which were gathered together digitally for use in the online exhibit, "Recognizing Women’s Right to Vote in New York State."
Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States, Alexander Street Press
A growing collection of biographical sketches of grassroots women suffragists, including white and black suffragists, mainstream and militant suffragists, primarily concentrated in the period from 1890 to 1920.
Suffragists Oral History Project
Transcripts of interviews with twelve leaders and participants in the woman’s suffrage movement, recorded in the mid-1970s.
Susan B. Anthony Papers, Library of Congress
Approximately 500 items relating to Anthony’s interest in abolition and women’s education, her campaign for women’s property rights and suffrage in New York, and her work with the National Woman Suffrage Association.
Women of Protest: Photographs from the Records of the National Women’s Party, Library of Congress
Four hundred forty-eight digitized photographs selected from approximately 2,650 print photographs in the Records of the National Woman’s Party, a collection of more than 438,000 items housed in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress.
Women’s Suffrage Collection, Accessible Archives (subscription required)
Women’s Suffrage Emphemera Collection, Bryn Mawr College Special Collections
A variety of ephemera related to the fight for women’s suffrage dating from c. 1910 until the early 1920s.
Women’s Suffrage in Iowa: A Digital Collection, University of Iowa Libraries Iowa Women’s Archives
Digitized documents from the collections of the Iowa Women’s Archives, the State Historical Society of Iowa (Des Moines and Iowa City branches) and Iowa State University.
Women’s Suffrage in Sheet Music, Lbrary of Congress
More than 200 pieces of sheet music spanning the years 1838-1923, over half of which highlight women’s emerging voices and suffrage efforts.
Women’s Suffrage in Tennessee, Tennessee Virtual Archive
Letters, telegrams, political cartoons, broadsides, photographs and three audio clips from an interview conducted in 1983 with Tennessee suffragist Abby Crawford Milton; primarily drwan from the papers of suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt, anti-suffragist Josephine A. Pearson, and Governor Albert H. Roberts.
Women’s Suffrage Memorabilia
Artifacts such as buttons, postcards, ribbons, sheet music and ceramics.
Women’s Suffrage Memorabilia, Google Arts & Culture
Slideshow of suffrage memorabilia from 1980-1917.