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Ann Lewis Women's Suffrage Collection 

The Ann Lewis Women's Suffrage Collection is an initiative created by private collector, Ann Lewis, to provide access to her collection concerning the woman’s rights movement and the expansion of democracy in the United States. The material includes more than 1,200 books, periodicals, pamphlets, campaign fliers, postcards, correspondence, buttons, pennants, ribbons, figurines, and more. These materials demonstrate women’s organization around abolition, voting rights, and political and economic equality. The collection reflects the diverse voices within the social and civil movements of the 19th and 20th centuries, including suffragists and anti-suffragists, working women, political and religious leaders, abolitionists, birth control, advocates and educators. The website serves as a resource for teachers, students, historians, activists, and those interested in the strategies and materials created during the women's suffrage and equal rights movements. https://lewissuffragecollection.omeka.net/

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Women's Suffrage: "To the Men and Women of New York" Statement
  • The Progressive Era
  • MS, HS
In 1915, Carrie Chapman Catt, head of the Empire State Campaign Committee, issued a statement to repudiate anti-suffrage rhetoric that woman suffrage...
Women's Suffrage: "Teachers Need The Vote!" Flier
  • The Progressive Era
  • MS, HS
Created by the Teacher's Section of the New York State Woman Suffrage Party, this flier encourages teachers to work for woman suffrage by listing the...
Women's Suffrage: "Why Women Want to Vote" Flier
  • The Progressive Era
  • MS, HS
A 1915 flier lists reasons why working women, housekeepers, mothers, teachers, business women, tax-paying women, women of leisure, and all women need...
Flier Condemning Women's Suffrage Protestors
  • The Progressive Era
  • MS, HS
In 1917, the National Woman's Party, staged protests at the gates of the White House every day to garner nationwide attention on the suffrage...
Women's Suffrage Postcard - "Why Not Let Mother Vote?"
  • The Progressive Era
  • MS, HS
The illustration depicts two women standing in front of a voter registration center where men, all with cigars hanging from their mouths, are lined...
Letter to a School Teacher
  • The Progressive Era
  • MS, HS
A letter most likely sent to teachers throughout Black Hawk County asks the recipient to conduct a survey of men in their school district on how they...
Flier Promoting Women's Suffrage Amendment
  • The Progressive Era
  • MS, HS
This flier promoting the women's suffrage amendment was published by the Empire State Campaign Committee in advance of the 1915 women's suffrage...
"Why Women Want to Vote" Flier
  • The Progressive Era
  • MS, HS
A 1915 flier lists reasons why working women, housekeepers, mothers, teachers, business women, tax-paying women, women of leisure, and all women need...
"Votes for Women a Success" Flier
  • The Progressive Era
  • MS, HS
A 1915 flier lobbying for state suffrage features a map highlighting which states had granted women the right to vote. For more information and...
"Taxation Without Representation" Postcard
  • The Progressive Era
  • MS, HS
This "Taxation Without Representation" card, Number 104, is part of a set of 30 postcards, each containing a message, or aphorism, about women's...