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Terms for a contest sponsored by the Black Hawk Country Suffrage Campaign Committee for the "rural school puils of Black Hawk County who will write the best letters containing the greatest number of best reasons why women should be given the…

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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 intend to vote on the suffrage referendum in the upcoming election on June 5th. The referendum did not…

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Black on gold pinback button. White back paper contains the name of the manufacturer and the Chicago union bug.

This button may have been used in Iowa during the 1916 suffrage referendum. The referendum failed to pass at that time, but Iowa became…

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Delegate's pin and ribbon comprised of round silver pin, engraved with text: "Iowa Equal Suffrage Association 41st convention Des Moines Oct. 8-9-10-1912."

Attached, hangs a gold satin ribbon tied in a bow; two pieces hang down with printed…

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In 1915, Iowa suffragists lobbied throughout the state to garner support for a June 5, 1916 referendum that would amend the state constitution and grant women the right to vote. The referendum was defeated by 10,341 votes.

The Women's Christian…