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  • Collection: Manuscripts

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The author makes the argument against women's suffrage that in order to preserve and advance family life and happiness in the home, women should focus entirely on their work in the home and leave political participation to the wage-earning…

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Reprinted from The National Review, 52, January 1909.

Simkins makes the argument that it would be unfair to place the additional burden of voting on working women: "A twenty years experience of steady work has led her to the conclusion that it…

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Rossiter Johnson was a prominent author and editor whose wife, Helen Kendrick Johnson, also a writer, was active in the anti-suffrage movement.

The author discusses reasons why women's suffrage would be a mistake, including the idea that African…

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Mary Johnston was a successful author, historian, playwright, and feminist. In this essay, published in the Times-Dispatch on December 12, 1909, Johnston discusses the relationship between husband and wife from early civilization to the present.…

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Campaign pledge form with original tear-off slip attached to appeal for monetary donations or services toward the women's suffrage campaign in preparation for an upcoming election.

The form is signed by Catherine E. Marshall, Organizing Secretary…

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This short essay was reprinted by the Illinois Association Opposed to the Extension of Suffrage to Women courtesy of the New York State Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage.

The back page contains a list of the officers of the Illinois…

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Reprinted from the North American Review September, 1907.

The author provides a summary of woman's suffrage movements and existing voting rights for women in countries throughout the world.

On the United States, the final sentence of her essay…

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The program contains lists of officers, committees, speakers. schedule of events, and advertisements. It also includes photomechanical prints of the First Baptist Church, Seneca Lake, and portraits of Carrie Chapman Catt, Anna Howard Shaw, Ella…

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The National Council of Women of the United States was founded in 1888 by Susan B. Anthony. It was composed of national organizations and affiliated associations all pledged to work for issues concerning women including the right to vote. The…