One of the major questions we get at the National Women's History Museum is, "where can I find information on U.S. women's suffrage?" There are a lot of great resources out there, including the Women's Rights and Suffrage feed here on History Hub. We have compiled a list that might help you get started on answering some of your research questions!

This delegation of officers of the National American Woman Suffrage Association received from President Wilson a memorial to the French women in which he advocates the federal woman suffrage amendment. The picture was made on steps leading to executive offices of the White House. Front row, left to right: Mrs. Wood Park, Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, Mrs. Helen H. Gardner: second row, Miss Rose Young, Mrs. George Bass, and Miss Ruth White.

"Delegation of Officers of the National American Woman Suffrage Association received from President Wilson..." The U.S. National Archives,

165-WW-(600A)3, https://catalog.archives.gov/id/533767.

 

  1. National Women’s History Museum Suffrage Centennial Resources:
    1. Suffrage Online Exhibit: http://www.crusadeforthevote.org/
    2. Suffragist Biographies: https://www.womenshistory.org/celebrating-centennial/suffragist-biographies
    3. Suffrage Timeline: https://www.womenshistory.org/resources/timeline/womans-suffrage-timeline
    4. Additional Resources: https://www.womenshistory.org/additional-suffrage-resources
    5. Suffrage Centennial in the News: https://www.womenshistory.org/centennial-news
  2. New York Public Library How to Find Your Suffragist / Suffragette Ancestors: https://libguides.nypl.org/suffragistancestors
  3. Rutgers Lesson Module on U.S. Suffrage: https://tag.rutgers.edu/teaching-toolbox/classroom-resources/lesson-module-womens-suffrage-in-the-united-states/
  4. New-York Historical Society Curriculum on Women’s Suffrage: https://wams.nyhistory.org/modernizing-america/woman-suffrage/
  5. Library of Congress Research Guide for Women's Suffrage in the Moving Image and Recorded Sound Collections: https://guides.loc.gov/womens-suffrage-mbrs
  6. Library of Congress Research Guide for Women’s Suffrage: Pictures of Suffragists and their Activities: https://guides.loc.gov/womens-suffrage-pictures
  7. National Women’s History Museum Learning Resources on Women's Political Participation: https://www.womenshistory.org/women-vote-women-win/learning-resources-womens-political-participation
  8. Alexander Street Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States: https://documents.alexanderstreet.com/VOTESforWOMEN

 

Woman suffrage in Washington, District of Columbia. Suffragettes bonfire and posters at the . . ., 1917 - 1918

"Woman suffrage in Washington, District of Columbia. Suffragettes bonfire and posters at the . . ., 1917 - 1918," The U.S. National Archives,

165-WW-(600A)9, https://catalog.archives.gov/id/533773.

 

Happy researching!

 

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