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Suffrage collection

Identifier: 0366

Collection Scope and Content

The collection contains an 1884 printed letter which accompanied a circulating petition, enlisting signatures to support municipal woman suffrage, signed by five women, including Julia Ward Howe, working on behalf of the Massachusetts Women's Suffrage Association, a local branch of the American Woman Suffrage Association; a circa 1920 postcard with images of three suffrage leaders, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Lucretia Mott; a photocopy of a 1987 article in Reviews in American history, by Carol Lasser, providing a retrospective on the 1959 book by Eleanor Flexner, Century of struggle, a landmark work on woman's rights movement in America; a pennant; a New York sun article about Lucy Stone; a 1923 article from the Boston traveler about a woman's right to keep her maiden name; a 1917 New York times article about Maine's suffrage vote; a photograph of Elizabeth Stuart Phelps; a 1902 letter and questionnaire from the Maine Woman Suffrage Association; an 1893 Woman suffrage leaflet; and a 1917 anti-suffrage booklet titled The case against woman suffrage published by the Maine Association Opposed to Suffrage for Women.


  • 1884-1987
  • Majority of material found within 1884-1923


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Curator of the Maine Women Writers Collection.


13 folders

Language of Materials



This collection is organized as a single series.

Guide to the Suffrage collection, 1884-1987
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Maine Women Writers Collection Repository

Abplanalp Library
University of New England
716 Stevens Avenue
Portland Maine 04103 United States