The collection contains just under 200 volumes, many of them rare, by English and American authors from the 19th to the mid-20th centuries. Authors include Jane Addams, Susan B. Anthony, Carrie Chapman Catt, Abigail Scott Dunaway, Amelia Earhart, Millicent Garrett Fawcett, Emmeline Pankhurst, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frances Willard, Victoria Woodhull, and many more influential reformers of the time. From works of fiction to fundraising cookbooks to personal accounts of the many social reform movements of the time, this collection provides an effective foundation to study the history of women’s equality in Europe and the United States.

Collection Items

Booklet : Ten little suffergets. [Circa 1910-1915]
The Potsville, Pennsylvania branch of the Pomeroy's Department Store published this anti-suffrage booklet that tells the story of ten little girls holding up various suffrage banners as one by one they are diverted from their task, leaving none. The…

Scrapbook belonging to Margaret Wheaton. February 14, 1927.
Small scrapbook containing newspaper clippings about notable women and issues concerning women.

Included are articles and images of Mrs. Calvin Coolidge, Mrs. Florence Collins Porter, noted suffrage leader; Julia Marcom, the only woman member of…

Autograph album. [1869-1890?]
Autograph book assembled by an unidentified individual. The book includes signatures and dates written directly on the pages and scraps of paper pasted into the book. There are also several pages containing dried flowers.

The book includes a page…

Autograph album. 1815-1897
Album includes signatures by Susan B. Anthony, William Cullen Bryant, Grover Cleveland, Schuyler Colfax, Frederick Douglass, Hamilton Fish, Horace Greeley, Gen. Carl Schurz, William Seward, Gerrit Smith, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Thurlow Weed, and many…

Anthology of essays by author including Herbert Spencer, Lester Ward, Alexis de Toqueville, Jane Addams, Ida Tarbell, etc., focusing on the relationship of women to government, industry, and the family.
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