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What’s in This Guide
2020 marks the 100th year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote. This guide collects a sample of primary, secondary, and tertiary sources as a window into the women’s suffrage movement and the 19th amendment, nationally and in Utah. The resources here represent a range of disciplinary perspectives and include both materials that are publicly accessible and require a USU login.
Crusade for the Vote
Online educational resources concerning women’s suffrage.
Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote
From the National Archives Museum, an exhibition and online gallery.
National Women’s Suffrage Association (NAWSA) Collection
This collection from the Library of Congress features digital versions of books, newspapers, scrapbooks, and pamphlets from the decades around the suffrage movement. The NAWSA was composed of mainly white, educated, middle- and upper-class women from the Northeastern United States. Collection materials are representative of their viewpoints and biases.
The Black Women’s Suffrage Digital Collection
A project of the Digital Public Library of America, The Black Women’s Suffrage Digital Collection is a collaborative project to provide digital access to materials documenting the roles and experiences of Black Women in the Women’s Suffrage Movement and, more broadly, women’s rights, voting rights, and civic activism between the 1850s and 1960.
African American Women and the Nineteenth Amendment
This article from the National Park Service summarizes African American women’s impacts and activism for women’s suffrage and the fractured nature of the fight for progress.
By the People: Library of Congress Transcription Campaign
Explore the U.S. suffrage movement through primary sources at the Library of Congress and get involved! You can help expand history’s reach by transcribing, tagging, or reviewing others’ work.
Questions, Kudos, or Comments?
For general comments, contact the Library Information Desk at Library.Help@usu.edu. Search the Subject Liaison List to contact your liaison librarian about finding discipline-specific materials related to women’s suffrage or about contributing to this guide.
Contributors and designers include: Jen Kirk, Robert Heaton, Jennifer Duncan, Rose Milovich, Katie Farr, Rachel Wishkoski, Brad Cole, Anne Hedrich, Liz Woolcott, Teagan Eastman