Collection of broadsides and pamphlets mainly supporting, some opposing, the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution granting American women the right to vote in federal elections. Broadsides and Pamphlets from state campaigns for the 19th Amendment make up the bulk of this collection with several broadsides opposing woman's suffrage. The 19th Amendment guarantees American women the right to vote, also known as suffrage. Our collection of broadsides and pamphlets derive from the period between 1919-1920 when the 19th amendment passed the House of Representatives and the Senate and was sent to the states for ratification by a 2/3 majority. The first states to ratify were Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Kansas, New York and Ohio. By March 1920, 35 states had ratified the woman's suffrage amendment. The Southern states held out against ratification, but on August 18, 1920, when Tennessee voted for ratification, the necessary majority of states was reached and American women gained th
by WOMAN'S SUFFRAGE Collection
WOMAN'S SUFFRAGE BROADSIDES AND PAMPHLETS COLLECTION-DSA/SA_____________________________________________________GROUP A- INDIVIDUALLY PRICED BROADSIDES:1-Broadside, "Votes for Women: People Say: We Say…." by National American Woman Suffrage Association, NYC is $850- [sold]2-Broadside, "Suffrage as a War Measure" by NY State Woman Suffrage Party$1853-Broadside, "You will Wish to Hear…." Three speakers listed for "The Final Suffrage Mass Meeting…Vote for Woman Suffrage Amendment No. 1, Nov. 6."$1504-Broadside, "Women in the Home, "by National American Woman Suffrage Association, NYC[sold-$280]5-Broadside, "How to Vote for Woman Suffrage Amendment Election Day November 2, 1915."$2006-Pamphlet, 4 pp, cover shows Pres. Wilson, inside cover, "President Wilson Wants Woman Suffrage," $75GROUP B - BROADSIDES AND PAMPHLETS FROM STATE CAMPAIGNS FOR THE WOMAN'S SUFFRAGE AMENDMENT WHICH MAKE UP THE BULK OF THIS COLLECTION. (NUMBERS FOR CATALOGING REFERENCE)1-Pamphlet in broadside form (sheets not attached), "To The Men and Women of New York" arguing "Why New York Men Should Give New York Women the Vote" by Empire State Campaign Committee2-Broadside, "Our Reason Why: Address Delivered before the Polk County Woman-Suffrage Association: 3-Pamphlet, "Woman Suffrage Essential to the True Republic" by American Woman Suffrage Assoc. 4-Pamphlet, "Woman's Suffrage Tracts No. 6, Woman's Right and The Public Welfare, Remarks of Hon. George F. Hoar…." to the Mass. Legislature, April 14, 1869 5-Broadside, "Woman Suffrage leaflet, Women and the State, no. 12" monthly publication of "Office of The Woman's Journal, Boston, Mass."6-Pamphlet, "First Woman Suffrage Convention of…New York…Carnegie Hall," Oct. 29, 19097-Pamphlet, "Effect of Vote of Women on Legislation," by the National Woman Suffrage Publishing Company for the National Woman Suffrage Association, New York City, April 19148-Broadside, in the form of a printed letter, New York, Oct. 13, 1884, to "Good Friend…."urging support for Grover Cleveland. 9,10,11 -Broadside set of 3 small 8vo sheets on Suffrage and Prohibition, one titled, Voters-Stop," one titled, "Voters-Look!," one titled, "Voters-Listen!" each asking Ohio voters to vote "Yes" on woman's suffrage, and "Help Make the State of Ohio Dry."12-Broadside, "New York State Woman Suffrage Party," urging passage of the "Woman Suffrage Amendment No. 1," printed letter on party letterhead with printed signature of the chairwoman, Vera Boarman Whitehouse 13-Broadside, "About Voting, Who gave MEN their right to Vote and when?.... Who will give WOMEN their right to Vote and when?...."14. 2 Broadsides, 8vo each, "Special Announcements" by the National American Woman Suffrage Association "Measuring Up Results of Equal Suffrage in Colorado." 15- Broadside, "Your Great Opportunity to Hear…Dr. Anna Howard Shaw… Hon. Wm. H. Wadhams…." Urging vote for suffrage amendment No. 1, Nov. 6.16- Broadside, "Votes for Women a Success North America Proves It…." by New York State Woman Suffrage Party printed 191717 -Broadside, 2 sides, "New York State Woman Suffrage Party," listing the organization's leaders and form at bottom for the name of a district leader, on verso is the form for listing the local members. 18 -Printed form seeking name, address voting district information, small post card size, by the New York State Woman Suffrage Party for a suffrage supporter to fill in.19 -Broadside, small 8vo, resolution by New York State Woman Suffrage Party adopted Aug. 30, 1917, reaffirming "condemnation of the picketing of the White House…."20 -Broadside, printed April 1915, "Fact Worth Knowing" about Woman Suffrage and urging support for the amendment Nov. 2, 1915 [NYS]21 -Broadside, "A Million Women Appeal to the Voters of New York for Justice," by Empire State Campaign Committee22 -Pamphlet, "Equal Rights for Women A War Measure, Address of Hon. James D. Phelan of California in the Senate of the United States, " Sept. 30, 191823 -Pamphlet, "Garden primer How to Plant and Care for a Vegetable Garden from the Albany Branch of the NY State Woman Suffrage Party," April 1917 ( on Victory gardens just after the US entered World War I in April)24 -Pamphlet, "Summing up the Case for Woman Suffrage"25 -Pamphlet, Program for "First Delaware County Equal Suffrage Convention…June 15th and 16th 1914…." Speakers listed include, Carrie Chapman Catt26 -Broadside, from the "Wage Earners Anti-Suffrage League," "Wage Earning Women, Stop! Think! Reason!"27 -Broadside, "Votes for Women…Give the Women of California a Square Deal…."28 -Broadside, 2 pp, "Do You Know? By Carrie Chapman Catt"29 -Broadside, 2 pp, "Why Wage-Earning Women Should Vote by Maud Younger"30 -Broadside, 2 pp, "Women in the Home" top half, "How Far Can the Mother Control These Things?" by Citizens Suffrage League, Pasadena, CA31 -Broadside, 2 pp, "The Undesirable Woman Voter" by Citizens Suffrage League, Pasadena, CA32 -Pamphlet, "Suffrage Not a Natural Right A Letter from Henry L. Stimson, Formerly Secretary of War, New York, May 24, 1915" opposing suffrage with cut signature attached to separate card. 33 -Broadside, "Why Working Women Want the Vote…Mass Meeting…April 3rd, 1917"34 -Pamphlet, "Better Babies, " by New York State Woman Suffrage Party35 -Pamphlet, "Women and Citizenship," by Albany County Republican Committee. After Suffrage amendment passed, the pamphlet seeks to enroll women in the Republican Party. 36 -Broadside, "An Expert's Opinion, The Suffrage Question as Viewed by a Competent Michigan Woman," issued by Michigan WCTU supporting suffrage.37 -Broadside, "Taxation Without Representation is Tyranny, How About the Women of Michigan?" issued by Michigan WCTU supporting suffrage.38 -Broadside, 2pp, "An Allegory on Wimmen's Rights by Marietta Holley," issued by Michigan WCTU supporting suffrage.39 -Broadside, Advertisement, "Why you as a Young Woman Should Insure Your Life Now," urging women to enroll in Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance because the company insures women at the same rate as men unlike many other companies as the broadside says. 40 -Broadside (Envelope Leaflet), "The House that Rum Built No. 2," National WCTU, CA41 -Broadside (Envelope Leaflet), "An Elder Sister's Advice to Girls No. 2" National WCTU, CA42 -Program "'Cuba' A Drama of Freedom Benefit Maternity Hospital' Gray's Armory" Brooklyn, NY43,44,45- 3 Anti-Suffrage Broadsides from different NY State Anti-Suffrage groups46 -Max Eastman signed TLS about his pamphlet, included, "Is Woman Suffrage Important" second edition. 47 -Mary Lasker signature on commemorative facsimile with commemorative stamp dated Aug 26, 1970, Adams, MA honoring the National Suffrage Association's request to Congress in 1873 for the Women's Suffrage Amendment. With other memorabilia for the 50th anniversary on suffrage [Mary Lasker:1900-94, medical research, awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969, a Congressional Gold Medal in 1989]. (Inventory #: 4212)
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