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A Guide to the Equal Suffrage League Collection, 1909-1938 Equal Suffrage League Collection, 1909-1938 22002

A Guide to the Equal Suffrage League Records, 1909-1938

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 22002


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© 2003 By the Library of Virginia.

Processed by: Jennifer Davis McDaid

Repository
Library of Virginia
Accession number
22002
Title
Records, 1909-1938
Extent
17.43 cu. ft. (22 boxes)
Creator
Equal Suffrage League
Physical Location
Organization records collection, Acc. 22002
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Box 5, Folders 346-354 are fragile, serve duplicates only.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Equal Suffrage League. Records, 1909-1938. Accession 22002, Organization records collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Ida Mae Thompson, 1942.


Biographical/Historical Information

The Equal Suffrage League of Virginia was formed in 1909 by a small group of Richmond activists. The League elected Lila Meade Valentine as its president and included writers Ellen Glasgow and Mary Johnston, artists Adele Clark and Nora Houston, and Dr. Kate Waller Barrett among its members. Through canvassing, distributing leaflets, and public speaking, the Equal Suffrage League intended to educate Virginias citizens and legislators and win their support for womens suffrage. Nearly 120 members joined during the Leagues first year of existence.

By 1911, state headquarters for the Equal Suffrage League had been established in Richmond. Despite the fact that the League was one of the most vital suffrage organizations in the South, womens suffrage resolutions were defeated in the Virginia legislature in 1914 and 1916. After the 1916 defeat, Virginia suffragists worked primarily for the passage of a federal amendment. Membership in the League grew dramatically from 9,662 in 1916 to nearly 16,000 in 1917. By the time the Nineteenth Amendment was passed by Congress in June 1919, the Equal Suffrage League boasted 30,000 members.

Despite the efforts of the Equal Suffrage League, Virginia was one of the nine southern states which refused to grant the vote to women. Within a few weeks of the national victory in 1920, the Equal Suffrage League disbanded. The Virginia League of Women Voters, as its successor, shortly afterwards began work to make the new vote an informed one. Virginia did not ratify the Nineteenth Amendment until 1952.

For a description of the suffrage movement in Virginia, see Carol Jean Clare, The Woman Suffrage Movement in Virginia: its Nature, Rationale, and Tactics (M.A., University of Virginia, 1968); Sara Hunter Graham, Woman Suffrage in Virginia: the Equal Suffrage League and Pressure Group Politics, 1909-1920, Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, 101 (April 1993): 227-250; Trudy Jean Hamner, A Divine Discontent: Mary Johnston and Woman Suffrage in Virginia (M.A., University of Virginia, 1972); Charlotte Jean Shelton, Woman Suffrage and Virginia Politics, 1909-1920 (M.A., University of Virginia 1969); and Marjorie Spruill Wheeler, New Women of the New South: the Leaders of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the Southern States (Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1990).

Scope and Content Information

Papers, 1909-1938, of the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia. Includes correspondence, organization records for both the Equal Suffrage League and the League of Women Voters, printed materials, newspaper clippings, "Votes for Women" buttons, and postcards. The publications relate to womens suffrage and related issues of government, organization, education, child and economic welfare, and the legal status of women. The collections correspondence includes a sizable number of letters by Jessie Townsend and Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon, along with those of Adele Clark, Edith Clark Cowles, and Lila Meade Valentine.

The collection was received by the Virginia State Library in 1942 from Ida Mae Thompson, a clerk with the WPA Historical Records Survey. Thompson had previously served as office secretary for the Equal Suffrage League and the League of Women Voters.

The researcher is advised to consult the finding aid before examining the records. Due to the artificial nature of the collection, certain types of material will appear in more than one location, with original order taking precedence; for example, Ida Thompsons Historic Records Survey requests for information on local suffrage leagues are filed in Box 3 by locality, along with letters and materials sent in response, while the majority of correspondence is filed chronologically in Boxes 1 and 2.

The suffrage crusade was complementary to other reform movements of the early twentieth century. While mobilized to win the vote, suffragists fought for changes in child labor laws and food and drug regulations. When the United States entered World War I in 1917, the League directed their efforts to patriotic relief, advocating domestic food production and seeking subscribers for Liberty Loans. The materials in the Equal Suffrage League collection reflect this diversity of effort.

Related collections in the Virginia State Library and Archives include the organization records of the League of Women Voters, 1950-1970 (Accession 27804). Additional related collections are at the Virginia Historical Society (Adele Clark Papers, Houston Papers, and Lila Meade Valentine Papers) and the Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University (Adele Clark Papers).

Arrangement

Much of the original order of the Equal Suffrage League collection has been lost. Where possible, the processors maintained the order established and noted by Thompson. Elsewhere, the processors supplied an order that seemed most consistent with the evidence available.

Contents List

Box 1
Folder 1-55
Correspondence, 1909-1933
Box 2
Folder 56-60
Correspondence, undated and fragile
Historical Records Survey (Inquiries and Responses, 1936-1937)
  • Box 3
    Folder 61
    Accomack County
  • Box 3
    Folder 62
    Albemarle County
  • Box 3
    Folder 63
    Albemarle County, University Equal Suffrage League
  • Box 3
    Folder 64
    Amelia County
  • Box 3
    Folder 65
    Amherst County
  • Box 3
    Folder 66
    Appomattox County
  • Box 3
    Folder 67
    Arlington County
  • Box 3
    Folder 68
    Bath County
  • Box 3
    Folder 69
    Bedford County
  • Box 3
    Folder 70
    Brunswick County
  • Box 3
    Folder 71
    Buchanan County
  • Box 3
    Folder 72
    Buckingham County
  • Box 3
    Folder 73
    Campbell County
  • Box 3
    Folder 74
    Campbell County, Randolph-Macon Equal Suffrage League
  • Box 3
    Folder 75
    Caroline County
  • Box 3
    Folder 76
    Carroll County
  • Box 3
    Folder 77
    Charles City County
  • Box 3
    Folder 78
    Charlotte County
  • Box 3
    Folder 79
    Chesterfield County
  • Box 3
    Folder 80
    Clarke County
  • Box 3
    Folder 81
    Culpeper County
  • Box 3
    Folder 82
    Cumberland County
  • Box 3
    Folder 83
    Essex County
  • Box 3
    Folder 84
    Fairfax County
  • Box 3
    Folder 85
    Fauquier County
  • Box 3
    Folder 86
    Floyd County
  • Box 3
    Folder 87
    Fluvanna County
  • Box 3
    Folder 88
    Gloucester County
  • Box 3
    Folder 89
    Giles County
  • Box 3
    Folder 90
    Goochland County
  • Box 3
    Folder 91
    Grayson County
  • Box 3
    Folder 92
    Halifax County
  • Box 3
    Folder 93
    Henrico County
  • Box 3
    Folder 94
    Henrico County, Westhampton College
  • Box 3
    Folder 95
    Henry County
  • Box 3
    Folder 96
    Isle of Wight County
  • Box 3
    Folder 97
    King George County
  • Box 3
    Folder 98
    Lancaster County
  • Box 3
    Folder 99
    Loudoun County
  • Box 3
    Folder 100
    Louisa County
  • Box 3
    Folder 101
    Lunenburg County
  • Box 3
    Folder 102
    Mecklenburg County
  • Box 3
    Folder 103
    Middlesex County
  • Box 3
    Folder 104
    Montgomery County
  • Box 3
    Folder 105
    Nelson County
  • Box 3
    Folder 106
    New Kent County
  • Box 3
    Folder 107
    Northampton County
  • Box 3
    Folder 108
    Orange County
  • Box 3
    Folder 109
    Patrick County
  • Box 3
    Folder 110
    Prince George County
  • Box 3
    Folder 111
    Princess Anne County
  • Box 3
    Folder 112
    Pulaski County
  • Box 3
    Folder 113
    Rappahannock County
  • Box 3
    Folder 114
    Richmond County
  • Box 3
    Folder 115
    Roanoke County
  • Box 3
    Folder 116
    Southampton County
  • Box 3
    Folder 117
    Surry County
  • Box 3
    Folder 118
    Sussex County
  • Box 3
    Folder 119
    Tazewell County
  • Box 3
    Folder 120
    Washington County
  • Box 3
    Folder 121
    York County
  • Box 3
    Folder 122
    Ashland
  • Box 3
    Folder 123
    Big Stone Gap
  • Box 3
    Folder 124
    Boydton
  • Box 3
    Folder 125
    Burkeville
  • Box 3
    Folder 126
    Chatham
  • Box 3
    Folder 127
    Claremont
  • Box 3
    Folder 128
    Clarksville
  • Box 3
    Folder 129
    Clifton Forge
  • Box 3
    Folder 130
    Covington
  • Box 3
    Folder 131
    Danville
  • Box 3
    Folder 132
    Emporia
  • Box 3
    Folder 133
    Farmville
  • Box 3
    Folder 134
    Fredericksburg
  • Box 3
    Folder 135
    Front Royal
  • Box 3
    Folder 136
    Graham
  • Box 3
    Folder 137
    Hampton
  • Box 3
    Folder 138
    Harrisonburg
  • Box 3
    Folder 139
    Heathsville
  • Box 3
    Folder 140
    Highland Springs
  • Box 3
    Folder 141
    Irvington
  • Box 3
    Folder 142
    Jamestown
  • Box 3
    Folder 143
    Lexington
  • Box 3
    Folder 144
    Lynchburg
  • Box 3
    Folder 145
    Manassas
  • Box 3
    Folder 146
    Marion
  • Box 3
    Folder 147
    Martinsville
  • Box 3
    Folder 147a
    Monterey
  • Box 3
    Folder 148
    Newport News
  • Box 3
    Folder 149
    Norfolk
  • Box 3
    Folder 150
    Norfolk
  • Box 3
    Folder 151
    Norfolk
  • Box 3
    Folder 152
    Norfolk
  • Box 3
    Folder 153
    Norfolk
  • Box 3
    Folder 154
    Norfolk
  • Box 3
    Folder 155
    Norfolk
  • Box 3
    Folder 156
    Norfolk, Jessie Townsend, notes and drafts
  • Box 3
    Folder 157
    Norfolk, Jessie Townsend, notes and drafts
  • Box 3
    Folder 158
    Norfolk, Jessie Townsend, undated correspondence
  • Box 3
    Folder 159
    Norton
  • Box 3
    Folder 160
    Petersburg
  • Box 3
    Folder 161
    Portsmouth
  • Box 3
    Folder 162
    Richmond
  • Box 3
    Folder 163
    Rocky Mount
  • Box 3
    Folder 164
    Salem
  • Box 3
    Folder 165
    Saluda
  • Box 3
    Folder 166
    Shawsville
  • Box 3
    Folder 167
    South Hill
  • Box 3
    Folder 168
    Staunton
  • Box 3
    Folder 169
    Suffolk
  • Box 3
    Folder 170
    Urbana
  • Box 3
    Folder 171
    Warrenton
  • Box 3
    Folder 172
    West Point
  • Box 3
    Folder 173
    Williamsburg
  • Box 3
    Folder 174
    Winchester
  • Box 3
    Folder 175
    Woodstock
  • Box 3
    Folder 176
    Wytheville
Organization Records, Equal Suffrage League, National
  • Box 4
    Folder 177
    Pledges, 1919
Organization Records, Equal Suffrage League, Virginia
  • Box 4
    Folder 178
    Annual Meeting Reports, 1910-1919
  • Box 4
    Folder 179
    Ballots, 1916
  • Box 4
    Folder 180
    Committe reports, 1912-1919
  • Box 4
    Folder 181
    Committe reports, nd
  • Box 4
    Folder 182
    Constitution
  • Box 4
    Folder 183
    Convention Delegates and Board Minutes, 1914
  • Box 4
    Folder 183a
    Convention Delegates, including League of Women Voters, 1914-1920
  • Box 4
    Folder 184
    Convention minutes, 1916-1917
  • Box 4
    Folder 185
    Convention reports, 1911-1918
  • Box 4
    Folder 186
    Convention report, 1919
  • Box 4
    Folder 187
    Convention report, Equal Suffrage League Histories, 1910-1919
  • Box 4
    Folder 188
    Financial
  • Box 4
    Folder 189
    Financial
  • Box 4
    Folder 190
    History, drafts and correspondence, 1919-1922
  • Box 4
    Folder 191
    Legislative committee, 1914
  • Box 4
    Folder 192
    Legislative committee, 1917
  • Box 4
    Folder 193
    Legislative committee, 1919
  • Box 4
    Folder 195
    Legislative committee, 1920
  • Box 4
    Folder 196
    Legislative committee, 1920
  • Box 4
    Folder 197
    Legislative committee, 1920
  • Box 4
    Folder 198
    Legislative committee, nd
  • Box 4
    Folder 199
    Legislative Committee, Federal Amendment File, 1920
  • Box 4
    Folder 200
    Legislative Committee, General Assembly, 1914
  • Box 4
    Folder 201
    Legislative Committee, General Assembly, 1916
  • Box 4
    Folder 202
    Legislative Committee, General Assembly, 1918
  • Box 4
    Folder 203
    Legislative Committee, General Assembly, 1919
  • Box 4
    Folder 204
    Legislative Committee, General Assembly, 1920
  • Box 4
    Folder 205
    Legislative Committee, General Assembly, nd
  • Box 4
    Folder 206
    Legislative Committee, Presidential Suffrage File, 1920
  • Box 4
    Folder 207
    Letters to the editor, 1913-1920
  • Box 4
    Folder 208
    Meeting agendas
  • Box 4
    Folder 209
    Meeting reports, 1909-1910
  • Box 4
    Folder 210
    Meeting reports, 1911
  • Box 4
    Folder 211
    Meeting reports, 1912
  • Box 4
    Folder 212
    Meeting reports, 1913
  • Box 4
    Folder 213
    Minutes of the Executive Council, Executive Committee, Executive Board, State Board, 1914-1918
  • Box 4
    Folder 214
    Minuts of the state convention, 1911-1913
  • Box 4
    Folder 215
    Presidents annual report, 1918-1919
  • Box 4
    Folder 216
    Presidents survey, 1916
  • Box 4
    Folder 217
    Reports of Corresponding secretary, Executive secretary, Headquarters Reports, 1912-1914
  • Box 4
    Folder 218
    Reports of Corresponding secretary, Executive secretary, Headquarters Reports, 1915-1920
  • Box 4
    Folder 219
    Secretarys report to annual coventions, 1913-1916
  • Box 4
    Folder 220
    Treasurers reports, 1912-1917
  • Box 4
    Folder 221
    Members, 1912-1916
  • Box 4
    Folder 222
    Membership lists, Localities A-E, 1919
  • Box 4
    Folder 223
    Membership lists, Localities F-H, 1919
  • Box 4
    Folder 224
    Membership lists, Localities I-M, 1919
  • Box 4
    Folder 225
    Membership lists, Localities N-W, 1919
  • Box 4
    Folder 226
    Members, male, 1911
  • Box 4
    Folder 227
    Members, Carroll County
  • Box 4
    Folder 228
    Members, Greensville County
  • Box 4
    Folder 229
    Members, Loudoun County
  • Box 4
    Folder 230
    Members, Patrick County, 1920
  • Box 4
    Folder 231
    Members, Washington County
  • Box 4
    Folder 232
    Members and Officers, Lynchburg, 1910-1914
  • Box 4
    Folder 233
    Members, Norfolk
  • Box 4
    Folder 234
    Members, Norfolk, with presidents of local leagues
  • Box 4
    Folder 235
    Members, Petersburg, 1916
  • Box 4
    Folder 236
    Members, Richmond
  • Box 4
    Folder 237
    Members, Officers, Possible Workers, Richmond, 1913-1917
  • Box 4
    Folder 238
    Membership roster, Richmond
  • Box 4
    Folder 239
    Officers, Committee Assignments, 1913-1919
  • Box 4
    Folder 240
    Presidents of local leagues
  • Box 4
    Folder 241
    Membership lists, Miscellaneous
  • Box 4
    Folder 242
    News Bulletins, 1914-1915
  • Box 4
    Folder 243
    News Bulletins, 1916
  • Box 4
    Folder 244
    News Bulletins, 1917
  • Box 4
    Folder 245
    News Bulletins, 1918
  • Box 4
    Folder 246
    News Bulletins, 1919
  • Box 4
    Folder 247
    News Bulletins, 1920
  • Box 4
    Folder 248
    News Bulletins, nd
Organization Records, Equal Suffrage League, Virginia, Petitions
  • Box 5
    Folder 249
    Albemarle County
  • Box 5
    Folder 250
    Alleghany County
  • Box 5
    Folder 251
    Augusta County
  • Box 5
    Folder 252
    Chesterfield County
  • Box 5
    Folder 253
    Clarke County
  • Box 5
    Folder 254
    Essex County
  • Box 5
    Folder 255
    Fluvanna County
  • Box 5
    Folder 256
    Grayson County
  • Box 5
    Folder 257
    Greensville County
  • Box 5
    Folder 258
    King George County
  • Box 5
    Folder 259
    King William County
  • Box 5
    Folder 260
    Lancaster County
  • Box 5
    Folder 261
    Mecklenburg County
  • Box 5
    Folder 262
    Nansemond County
  • Box 5
    Folder 263
    Nottoway County
  • Box 5
    Folder 264
    Powhatan County
  • Box 5
    Folder 265
    Prince William County
  • Box 5
    Folder 266
    Princess Anne County
  • Box 5
    Folder 267
    Richmond County
  • Box 5
    Folder 268
    Rockbridge County
  • Box 5
    Folder 269
    Southampton County
  • Box 5
    Folder 270
    Sussex County
  • Box 5
    Folder 271
    Westmoreland County
  • Box 5
    Folder 272
    Alexandria
  • Box 5
    Folder 273
    Alexandria
  • Box 5
    Folder 274
    Hampton
  • Box 5
    Folder 275
    Miscellaneous
  • Box 5
    Folder 276
    Pledgers, including list of officers for local leagues, 1915-1919
  • Box 5
    Folder 277
    Press releases, 1911-1920
  • Box 5
    Folder 278
    Press releases, nd
  • Box 5
    Folder 279
    Questionnaire/interview responses on the suffrage question, General Assembly, 1919
  • Box 5
    Folder 280
    Resolutions, 1913-1920
  • Box 5
    Folder 281
    Resolutions, nd
  • Box 5
    Folder 282
    Resolutions ending suffrage, 1919
  • Box 5
    Folder 283
    Memorandum book, Edith C. Cowles
  • Box 5
    Folder 284
    Memorandum book, Edith C. Cowles, 1916
  • Box 5
    Folder 285
    Drafts, including essays, committee reports, speeches, correspondence, and Equal Suffrage League constitution
  • Box 5
    Folder 286
    Drafts, including essays, committee reports, speeches, correspondence, and Equal Suffrage League constitution
Equal Suffrage League, Newport News
  • Box 5
    Folder 287
    Report, 1916-1917
Equal Suffrage League, Norfolk
  • Box 5
    Folder 288
    Minutes, 1914-1915
  • Box 5
    Folder 289
    Recording secretary's book, 1913
  • Box 5
    Folder 290
    Reports, 1914-1920
Equal Suffrage League, Richmond
  • Box 5
    Folder 291
    American Red Cross reports, 1917
  • Box 5
    Folder 292
    Essay contest, 1912
  • Box 5
    Folder 293
    Minutes, 1918-1919
  • Box 5
    Folder 294
    Reports, 1916-1918
Equal Suffrage League, Roanoke
  • Box 5
    Folder 295
    Reports, nd
University Suffrage League, Albemarle County
  • Box 5
    Folder 296
    Reports, 1914-1917
  • Box 5
    Folder 297
    Expense accounts, Adele Clark, 1920
  • Box 5
    Folder 298
    Expense accounts, Eudora Ramsay, nd
  • Box 5
    Folder 299
    Farmer's Educational and Cooperative Union of America, Resolution
  • Box 5
    Folder 300
    Federation of Women's Clubs, Resolution
League of Women Voters, Virginia
  • Box 5
    Folder 301
    Bulletin, 1920-1930
  • Box 5
    Folder 302
    Conference, 1920
  • Box 5
    Folder 303
    Constitution, bylaws
  • Box 5
    Folder 304
    Financial statements, 1920-1922
  • Box 5
    Folder 305
    General Assembly and Richmond city elections, 1921-1929
  • Box 5
    Folder 306
    Membership application
  • Box 5
    Folder 307
    Membership lists, Norfolk and Richmond, 1920
  • Box 5
    Folder 308
    Press releases
  • Box 5
    Folder 309
    Resolutions
League of Women Voters, National
  • Box 5
    Folder 310
    Ballot
  • Box 5
    Folder 311
    Child Welfare Committee, recommendations
  • Box 5
    Folder 312
    Committee concerning the legal status of women, recommendations
  • Box 5
    Folder 313
    Committee on American citizenship, recommendations
  • Box 5
    Folder 314
    Committee on food supply and demand, recommendations
  • Box 5
    Folder 315
    Conference, 1932
  • Box 5
    Folder 316
    Newsletter, 1932
  • Box 5
    Folder 317
    Organization plan
  • Box 5
    Folder 318
    Pledge, 1920
  • Box 5
    Folder 319
    Press releases
  • Box 5
    Folder 320
    Reports, miscellaneous
  • Box 5
    Folder 321
    Suffrage school schedule 1917
  • Box 5
    Folder 322
    Women in industry department, report
League of Women Voters, Norfolk
  • Box 5
    Folder 323
    Minutes, 1929
  • Box 5
    Folder 324
    Financial
  • Box 5
    Folder 325
    Questionnaire, nd
  • Box 5
    Folder 326
    Voter registration records
Legue of Women Voters, Richmond
  • Box 5
    Folder 327
    Ballot, 1925
  • Box 5
    Folder 328
    Board of Directors minutes 1921
  • Box 5
    Folder 329
    Cookbook committee minutes, 1921
  • Box 5
    Folder 330
    Reports, 1921
  • Box 5
    Folder 331
    Treasurer's reports, 1920-1921
League of Women Voters, New York
  • Box 5
    Folder 332
    Pyramid Plan
Men's League for Women Suffrage
  • Box 5
    Folder 333
    Membership lists, nd
Men's Equal Suffrage League, Virginia
  • Box 5
    Folder 334
    Resolutions, 1912
National American Woman Suffrage Association
  • Box 5
    Folder 335
    Ballot
  • Box 5
    Folder 336
    Bulletin, 1918
  • Box 5
    Folder 337
    Constitution
  • Box 5
    Folder 338
    Essays, nd
  • Box 5
    Folder 339
    Executive Council, recommendations
  • Box 5
    Folder 340
    Press releases, 1914-1920
  • Box 5
    Folder 341
    Press releases, nd
  • Box 5
    Folder 342
    Press releases, nd
  • Box 5
    Folder 343
    Proclamation
National Woman's Party, Norfolk
  • Box 5
    Folder 344
    Minutes, nd
National Women's Trade Union League
  • Box 5
    Folder 345
    Press releases
Equal Suffrage League, Virginia
  • Box 5
    Folder 346
    Annual reports, 1917
  • Box 5
    Folder 347
    Legislative committee, General Assembly, 1920
  • Box 5
    Folder 348
    Meeting reports, 1911
  • Box 5
    Folder 349
    Membership lists, miscellaneous
  • Box 5
    Folder 350
    Minutes and officers, Richmond
  • Box 5
    Folder 351
    Officers, committee assignments
  • Box 5
    Folder 352
    Pledges
  • Box 5
    Folder 353
    Fragments
League of Women Voters, Virginia
  • Box 5
    Folder 354
    Board of Directors minutes, 1921
Subject files
  • Box 6
    Folder 355
    Child labor
  • Box 6
    Folder 356
    Child labor
  • Box 6
    Folder 357
    Civil Works Administration
  • Box 6
    Folder 358
    Coordinate College for Women (Charlottesville, Va.), 1914
Equal Suffrage League, Virginia
  • Box 6
    Folder 359
    Biographical sketches of members
  • Box 6
    Folder 360
    Canvassing reports
  • Box 6
    Folder 361
    Petitions, blank
  • Box 6
    Folder 362
    Pledge cards
League of Women Voters
  • Box 6
    Folder 363
    Citizenship schools, 1921-1927
  • Box 6
    Folder 364
    Citizenship schools, 1921-1927
  • Box 6
    Folder 365
    Committee on the cause and cure of war, 1933-1934
  • Box 6
    Folder 366
    National committee to secure rank for nurses, 1920
National American Woman Suffrage Association
  • Box 6
    Folder 367
    Home and garden notes (Suffrage agriculture)
  • Box 6
    Folder 368
    Public health (Virginia and Mississippi)
  • Box 6
    Folder 369
    Theodore Roosevelt
  • Box 6
    Folder 370
    Speeches, 1914-1924
  • Box 6
    Folder 371
    Speeches, nd
Stationary
  • Box 6
    Folder 372
    Equal Suffrage League
  • Box 6
    Folder 373
    Equal Suffrage League
  • Box 6
    Folder 374
    Richmond League of Women Voters
  • Box 6
    Folder 375
    Virginia League of Women Voters
  • Box 6
    Folder 376
    Virginia Women's Council of Legislative Chairman of State Organziations
  • Box 6
    Folder 377
    Miscellaneous
Suffrage materials, miscellaneous
  • Box 6
    Folder 378
    Virginia
  • Box 6
    Folder 379
    Non-Virginia
  • Box 6
    Folder 380
    Suffrage plays
  • Box 6
    Folder 381
    Suffrage poems, anecdotes
  • Box 6
    Folder 382
    Suffrage songs and music
  • Box 6
    Folder 383
    Ida Mae Thompson, personal papers
  • Box 6
    Folder 384
    Jessie Townsend, personal papers
  • Box 6
    Folder 385
    Jessie Townsend, personal papers, fragile
  • Box 6
    Folder 386
    United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education
  • Box 6
    Folder 387
    Lila Meade Valentine Memorial
  • Box 6
    Folder 388
    Virginia Tech, Virginia's Defense is in Safe Farming, newsletter
  • Box 6
    Folder 389
    Voter registration
  • Box 6
    Folder 390
    Votes for women napkins
  • Box 6
    Folder 391
    White supremacy and suffrage
  • Box 6
    Folder 392
    Woodrow Wilson
World War I
  • Box 6
    Folder 393
    General
  • Box 6
    Folder 394
    Virginia
  • Box 6
    Folder 395
    Young Women's Christian Association, 1920-1921
  • Box 6
    Folder 396
    Calling cards
  • Box 6
    Folder 397
    Card, Monumental church
Postcards
  • Box 6
    Folder 398
    Anti-suffrage
  • Box 6
    Folder 399
    The Awakening
  • Box 6
    Folder 400
    Bread and roses
  • Box 6
    Folder 401
    Christmas (suffrage)
  • Box 6
    Folder 402
    English (suffrage)
  • Box 6
    Folder 403
    It can't be did
  • Box 6
    Folder 404
    New Year's resolutions for suffragists, 1916
  • Box 6
    Folder 405
    No taxation without representation
  • Box 6
    Folder 406
    Politics is not outside the home
  • Box 6
    Folder 407
    The suffragist arousing her sisters
  • Box 6
    Folder 408
    Valentine (suffrage)
  • Box 6
    Folder 409
    Lila Meade Valentine, speech advertisements
  • Box 6
    Folder 410
    Votes for women
  • Box 6
    Folder 411
    Votes for women, A success
  • Box 6
    Folder 412
    A Wish for 1915
  • Box 6
    Folder 413
    Woman's cause
  • Box 6
    Folder 414
    Woman's hour
  • Box 6
    Folder 415
    Photographic
  • Box 6
    Folder 416
    Suffrage, miscellaneous
  • Box 6
    Folder 417
    Miscellaneous
  • Box 6
    Folder 418
    Photogrpahic images
  • Box 6
    Folder 419
    Ephemera
Publications, Business Women's Equal Suffrage League
  • Box 7
    Folder 420
    Pamphlet
  • Box 7
    Folder 421
    Calendars (suffrage), 1910-1912
  • Box 7
    Folder 422
    College Equal Suffrage League
  • Box 7
    Folder 423
    Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage
  • Box 7
    Folder 424
    Dixie Suffragist
Publications, Equal Suffrage League, Virginia
  • Box 7
    Folder 425
    Booklets
  • Box 7
    Folder 426
    Booklets
  • Box 7
    Folder 427
    Broadsides
  • Box 7
    Folder 428
    Broadsides
  • Box 7
    Folder 429
    Broadsides
  • Box 7
    Folder 430
    Pamphlets
  • Box 7
    Folder 431
    Pamphlets
  • Box 7
    Folder 432
    Pamphlets
  • Box 7
    Folder 433
    Pamphlets
  • Box 7
    Folder 434
    Programs
  • Box 7
    Folder 435
    Programs
  • Box 7
    Folder 436
    Programs, oversize, 1915
  • Box 7
    Folder 437
    Publications, drafts
  • Box 7
    Folder 438
    Yearbooks, 1910-1916
  • Box 7
    Folder 439
    Publications, miscellaneous
  • Box 7
    Folder 440
    Newspaper articles, transcribed, 1913-1915
Publications, Equal Suffrage League, Non-Virginia

Including Alabama, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New England, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

  • Box 7
    Folder 441
    Booklets
  • Box 7
    Folder 442
    Broadsides
  • Box 7
    Folder 443
    Pamphlets
  • Box 7
    Folder 444
    Pamphlets
  • Box 7
    Folder 445
    Government Printing Office, suffrage related
  • Box 7
    Folder 446
    Government Printing Office, suffrage related
Publications, League of Women Voters
  • Box 7
    Folder 447
    California pamphlets
  • Box 7
    Folder 448
    Connecticut pamphlets
  • Box 7
    Folder 449
    Illinois newsletter
  • Box 7
    Folder 450
    Illinois newsletter
  • Box 7
    Folder 451
    Louisiana broadside
  • Box 7
    Folder 452
    Massachusetts newsletter
  • Box 7
    Folder 453
    Minnesota newsletter
  • Box 7
    Folder 454
    Minnesota pamphlets
  • Box 7
    Folder 455
    Missouri pamphlets
Publications, League of Women Voters, National
  • Box 7
    Folder 456
    Achievements of ten years, 1930
  • Box 7
    Folder 457
    Booklet
  • Box 7
    Folder 458
    Booklet
  • Box 7
    Folder 459
    Bylaws
  • Box 7
    Folder 460
    Committee on child welfare
  • Box 7
    Folder 461
    Committee on child welfare
  • Box 7
    Folder 462
    Committee on the legal status of women
  • Box 7
    Folder 463
    Committee on child welfare
  • Box 7
    Folder 464
    Committee on women in industry
  • Box 7
    Folder 465
    Department of child welfare
  • Box 7
    Folder 466
    Department of efficiency in government
  • Box 7
    Folder 467
    Department of efficiency in government
  • Box 7
    Folder 468
    Department of government and child welfare
  • Box 7
    Folder 469
    Department of government and child welfare
  • Box 7
    Folder 470
    Department of government and economic welfare
  • Box 7
    Folder 471
    Department of government and economic welfare
  • Box 7
    Folder 472
    Department of government and economic welfare
  • Box 7
    Folder 473
    Department of government and education
  • Box 7
    Folder 474
    Department of government and education
  • Box 7
    Folder 475
    Department of government and international cooperation
  • Box 7
    Folder 476
    Department of government and international cooperation
  • Box 7
    Folder 477
    Department of government and international cooperation
  • Box 7
    Folder 478
    Department of government and its operation
  • Box 7
    Folder 479
    Department of government and its operation
  • Box 7
    Folder 480
    Deparment of government and the legal status of women
  • Box 7
    Folder 481
    Deparment of government and the legal status of women
  • Box 7
    Folder 482
    Department of international cooperation to prevent war
  • Box 7
    Folder 483
    Department of women in industry
  • Box 7
    Folder 484
    Know your league, 1930-1935
  • Box 7
    Folder 485
    List of publications, 1929-1937
  • Box 7
    Folder 486
    National personnel campaign committee
  • Box 7
    Folder 487
    Newsletters
  • Box 7
    Folder 488
    Pamphlets
  • Box 7
    Folder 489
    Pamphlets
  • Box 7
    Folder 490
    Pamphlets
  • Box 7
    Folder 491
    Pamphlets, Convention, 1923
  • Box 7
    Folder 492
    Pamphlets, Radio committee
  • Box 7
    Folder 493
    Program of work, 1919-1938
  • Box 7
    Folder 494
    Programs
  • Box 7
    Folder 495
    Publications catalog, 1935
  • Box 7
    Folder 496
    Special committee on immigration problems
  • Box 7
    Folder 497
    New Hampshire newsletters
  • Box 7
    Folder 498
    New York newsletters
  • Box 7
    Folder 499
    Ohio magazine
  • Box 7
    Folder 500
    Pennsylvania magazine
  • Box 7
    Folder 501
    Rhode Island magazine
  • Box 7
    Folder 502
    St. Louis (MO) newsletter
Publications, League of Women Voters, Virginia
  • Box 8
    Folder 503
    Broadsides
  • Box 8
    Folder 504
    Bylaws
  • Box 8
    Folder 505
    Know Your League Programs 1920
  • Box 8
    Folder 506
    Newsletters
  • Box 8
    Folder 507
    Pamphlets
  • Box 8
    Folder 508
    Programs
  • Box 8
    Folder 509
    Wisconsin Newsletter
Publications, Men's League for Women Suffrage
  • Box 8
    Folder 510
    Pamphlets
Publications, National Consumer's League
  • Box 8
    Folder 511
    Pamphlet
Publications, National Federation of Federal Employees
  • Box 8
    Folder 512
    Newsletter
Publications, National Motion Picture League
  • Box 8
    Folder 513
    Leaflet
Publications, National Municipal League
  • Box 8
    Folder 514
    Pamphlet
New York City Consumers' League
  • Box 8
    Folder 515
    Pamphlet
Publications, National Woman's Party
  • Box 8
    Folder 516
    Campaign Textbook, 1916
Publications, National Women's Trade Union League of America
  • Box 8
    Folder 517
    Pamphlet
Publications, National American Woman Suffrage Association
  • Box 8
    Folder 518
    Broadsides
  • Box 8
    Folder 519
    Broadsides
  • Box 8
    Folder 519a
    Broadsides, Foreign language
  • Box 8
    Folder 520
    Convention proceedings, 1912
  • Box 8
    Folder 521
    Convention proceedings, 1913
  • Box 8
    Folder 522
    Convention proceedings, 1914
  • Box 8
    Folder 523
    Convention proceedings, 1915
  • Box 8
    Folder 524
    Convention proceedings, 1916
  • Box 8
    Folder 525
    Convention proceedings, 1917
  • Box 8
    Folder 526
    Convention proceedings, 1921
  • Box 8
    Folder 527
    History of Woman Suffrage
  • Box 8
    Folder 528
    Newsletter
  • Box 8
    Folder 529
    Pamphlets
  • Box 8
    Folder 530
    Pamphlets
  • Box 8
    Folder 531
    Pamphlets
  • Box 8
    Folder 532
    Pamphlets
  • Box 8
    Folder 533
    Pamphlets
  • Box 8
    Folder 534
    Pamphlets
  • Box 8
    Folder 535
    Pamphlets
  • Box 8
    Folder 536
    Pamphlets
  • Box 8
    Folder 537
    Pamphlets
  • Box 8
    Folder 538
    Pamphlets
  • Box 8
    Folder 539
    Pamphlets
  • Box 8
    Folder 540
    Pamphlets
  • Box 8
    Folder 541
    Pamphlets
  • Box 8
    Folder 542
    Pamphlets
  • Box 8
    Folder 543
    Pamphlets
  • Box 8
    Folder 544
    Pamphlets
  • Box 8
    Folder 545
    Pamphlets
  • Box 8
    Folder 546
    Printed petition, 1917
  • Box 8
    Folder 547
    Printed speech, 1915
  • Box 8
    Folder 548
    Publications catalog and price list
  • Box 8
    Folder 549
    Publications, mounted, with prices
  • Box 8
    Folder 550
    Publications, mounted, with prices
  • Box 8
    Folder 551
    Publications, mounted, with prices
  • Box 8
    Folder 552
    Publications, mounted, with prices
  • Box 8
    Folder 553
    Publications, mounted, with prices
  • Box 8
    Folder 554
    Publications, mounted, with prices
  • Box 8
    Folder 555
    Publications, samples
  • Box 8
    Folder 556
    Study course, 1919
  • Box 8
    Folder 557
    Suffrage plays, catalog
  • Box 9
    Folder 558
    Programs
  • Box 9
    Folder 558a
    Programs, Convention, 1910-1913
  • Box 9
    Folder 559
    Programs, Convention, 1914-1915
  • Box 9
    Folder 560
    Programs, Convention, 1916-1917
  • Box 9
    Folder 562
    Programs, Convention, 1920
  • Box 9
    Folder 563
    Report of Treasurer, 1920
  • Box 9
    Folder 564
    Yearbook, 1917
  • Box 9
    Folder 565
    Posters, Suffrage, NAWSA
  • Box 9
    Folder 565a
    Posters, Suffrage, England
  • Box 9
    Folder 566
    Posters, Suffrage, Virginia
  • Box 9
    Folder 567
    Programs, Suffrage, England
  • Box 9
    Folder 568
    Programs, Miscellaneous
Publications, Progressive Party
  • Box 9
    Folder 569
    Broadsides
  • Box 9
    Folder 570
    Pamphlets
Publications, Suffrage, England
  • Box 9
    Folder 571
    Booklets
  • Box 9
    Folder 571a
    Broadsides
  • Box 9
    Folder 572
    House of Commons Debate, 1911
  • Box 9
    Folder 573
    International Woman Suffrage Alliance, Report, 1913
  • Box 9
    Folder 574
    London Society for Woman's Suffrage, Annual Report, 1910
  • Box 9
    Folder 575
    National Union of Woman's Suffrage Societies, Annual Report, 1910
  • Box 9
    Folder 576
    Pamphlets
  • Box 9
    Folder 577
    Pamphlets
  • Box 9
    Folder 578
    Pamphlets
  • Box 9
    Folder 579
    Pamphlets
  • Box 9
    Folder 580
    Periodicals
Publications, Suffrage, Miscellaneous
  • Box 9
    Folder 581
    Broadsides
  • Box 9
    Folder 582
    Pamphlets
  • Box 9
    Folder 583
    Pamphlets
  • Box 9
    Folder 584
    Pamphlets
  • Box 9
    Folder 585
    Pamphlets
  • Box 9
    Folder 586
    Pamphlets
  • Box 9
    Folder 587
    Periodicals, fragments
Publications, State Central Committee of Suffrage Amendment Alliance, Illinois
  • Box 9
    Folder 588
    Pamphlet
Publications, Suffrage School, Maine
  • Box 9
    Folder 589
    Lessons, 1917
Publications, Virginia Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage
  • Box 9
    Folder 590
    Broadside
  • Box 9
    Folder 591
    Pamphlet
  • Box 9
    Folder 592
    Anti-Suffrage lieterature, Non-Virginia
  • Box 9
    Folder 593
    Virginia Suffrage News
Publications, Wage Earner's Suffrage League
  • Box 9
    Folder 594
    Pamphlets
Publications, Women's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Box 9
    Folder 595
    Pamphlet
Publications, Woman Citizen
  • Box 9
    Folder 596
    Issue, May 1919
  • Box 9
    Folder 597
    Issue, April 1921
  • Box 9
    Folder 598
    Issue, January 1923
  • Box 9
    Folder 599
    Issue, January 1925
  • Box 9
    Folder 600
    Issue, March 1925
  • Box 9
    Folder 601
    Issue, April 1925
  • Box 9
    Folder 602
    Issue, May 1925
  • Box 9
    Folder 603
    Issue, May 1925
  • Box 9
    Folder 604
    Issue, June 1925
  • Box 9
    Folder 605
    Issue, June 1925
  • Box 9
    Folder 606
    Issue, July 1925
  • Box 9
    Folder 607
    Issue, August 1925
  • Box 9
    Folder 607a
    Issue, September 1925
  • Box 9
    Folder 608
    Issue, Fragments, 1919
  • Box 9
    Folder 609
    Issue, partial
  • Box 9
    Folder 610
    Issue, Woman's Club, Chicago
Publications, Woman's Club, Richmond
  • Box 9
    Folder 611
    Fifteenth Annual Report, 1909
Publications, Woman's Journal and Suffrage News
  • Box 9
    Folder 612
    Traveling Kampaign Kit
  • Box 9
    Folder 613
    Traveling Kampaign Kit
Publications, Woman Suffrage Party
  • Box 9
    Folder 614
    Pamphlet
  • Box 9
    Folder 615
    New York broadsides
  • Box 9
    Folder 616
    New York pamphlets
  • Box 9
    Folder 617
    New York pamphlets, Election
  • Box 9
    Folder 618
    New York, The Woman Voter, 1916
Publications, Virginia
  • Box 10
    Folder 619
    Acts of Assembly, 1920
  • Box 10
    Folder 620
    Act, Amendment of Chapter 17 of the General laws, 1919
  • Box 10
    Folder 621
    Act, providing for indigent, widowed mothers, 1918
  • Box 10
    Folder 622
    Amendments to the constitution, proposed
  • Box 10
    Folder 623
    Amendments to the constitution, proposed, 1912
  • Box 10
    Folder 624
    Bill, Act to raise revenue for the support of the government and public free schools, 1918
  • Box 10
    Folder 625
    Bills, to amend and re-enact section 54 of the Code of Virginia
  • Box 10
    Folder 626
    Bill, to establish minimum wage for women and minors, 1918
  • Box 10
    Folder 627
    Bill, extending the right of suffrage to women
  • Box 10
    Folder 628
    Bill, granting women the right to vote for electors for President
  • Box 10
    Folder 629
    Bill, to provide censorship for moving pictures, 1918
  • Box 10
    Folder 630
    Bill, to provide for the support of illegitimate children, 1918
  • Box 10
    Folder 631
    Bill, rape and seduction, 1918
  • Box 10
    Folder 632
    Bills referred, House of Delegates, 1920
  • Box 10
    Folder 633
    Code, 1918
  • Box 10
    Folder 634
    Digest of bills submitted to the General Assembly by the Children's Code Commission, 1921
  • Box 10
    Folder 635
    General Assembly, Joint Resolutions
  • Box 10
    Folder 636
    Senate, Resolutions
  • Box 10
    Folder 637
    House of Delegates, Resolutions, 1918-1920
  • Box 10
    Folder 638
    House of Delegates, Calendar, 1914-1920
  • Box 10
    Folder 639
    Lasw Bearing on Labor, 1909
  • Box 10
    Folder 640
    Senate, Bills
  • Box 10
    Folder 641
    Senate, Calendar, 1920
  • Box 10
    Folder 642
    Congress
  • Box 10
    Folder 643
    Suffrage laws, non-Virginia, 1909-1919
  • Box 10
    Folder 644
    Women's Enfranchisement Bill, England
  • Box 10
    Folder 645
    Woman Suffrage, Ballot, Ireland, 1917
Publications, Miscellaneous
  • Box 10
    Folder 646
    Broadsides,
  • Box 10
    Folder 647
    Chart, Health, and Recreation Bureau, Connecticut
  • Box 10
    Folder 648
    Commission on Simplification and Economy of State and Local Government
  • Box 10
    Folder 649
    Conference on Government Efficiency, 1921
  • Box 10
    Folder 650
    Congressional Record, 1910-1919
  • Box 10
    Folder 651
    Consitution of Virginia, 1908
  • Box 10
    Folder 652
    County Manager Form of Government
  • Box 10
    Folder 653
    Daughters of the King, 1914-1916
  • Box 10
    Folder 654
    Health Department, City of Richmond, Annual Report, 1908
  • Box 10
    Folder 655
    Health Department, City of Richmond, Annual Report, 1909
  • Box 10
    Folder 656
    Hygiene and Morality (cover only)
  • Box 10
    Folder 657
    Industrial Commission of Virginia, 1920
  • Box 10
    Folder 658
    Institute of Public Affairs, University of Virginia, 1933
  • Box 10
    Folder 659
    Ladies' Anthenaeum Club, England
  • Box 10
    Folder 660
    Map of the city of Richmond, 1912
  • Box 10
    Folder 661
    Map of the City of Richmond, 1914
  • Box 10
    Folder 662
    Non-partisan Senatorial Committee
  • Box 10
    Folder 663
    Newsletters
  • Box 10
    Folder 664
    Pamphlets
  • Box 10
    Folder 665
    Pamphlets
  • Box 10
    Folder 666
    Periodicals
  • Box 10
    Folder 667
    Richmond Education Association, Annual reports, 1903-1904
  • Box 10
    Folder 668
    State Board of Public Welfare, Jackson, Mississippi, Bulletin, 1932
  • Box 10
    Folder 669
    Traveling through Historyland, pamphlet, 1931
  • Box 10
    Folder 670
    Typescript poetry
  • Box 10
    Folder 671
    Virginia Department of Agriculture and Immigration
  • Box 10
    Folder 672
    Virginia 4-H Newsletter, 1934-1935
  • Box 10
    Folder 673
    Virginia Law Register, 1919
  • Box 10
    Folder 674
    Virginia politics, 1917-1922
  • Box 10
    Folder 675
    Virginia State Highway Map, 1932
  • Box 10
    Folder 676
    World's Work, extracts
Publications, Duplicates
  • Box 11
    Folder 677
    College Equal Suffrage League
  • Box 11
    Folder 677a
    Consumers' League
  • Box 11
    Folder 678-701
    Equal Suffrage League, Virginia
  • Box 11
    Folder 702
    Equal Suffrage League, Non-Virginia
  • Box 11
    Folder 703-712
    League of Women Voters, National
  • Box 12
    Folder 713
    League of Women Voters, National
  • Box 12
    Folder 714-729
    League of Women Voters, Virginia
  • Box 12
    Folder 730
    Men's League for Women Suffrage
  • Box 12
    Folder 731
    Virginia politics
  • Box 12
    Folder 732-745a
    National Woman Suffrage Association
  • Box 12
    Folder 746
    Programs, Suffrage, England
  • Box 12
    Folder 746a-747
    Miscellaneous, Suffrage
  • Box 12
    Folder 748
    Virginia Suffrage News
  • Box 12
    Folder 749
    Wage Earners' Suffrage League
  • Box 12
    Folder 750
    Woman Suffrage Party
  • Box 12
    Folder 751
    Amendments to the Virginia Constitution, proposed
  • Box 12
    Folder 752
    General Assembly, bills
  • Box 12
    Folder 753
    Senate, bills
  • Box 12
    Folder 754
    General Assembly, Joint Resolutions
Index cards
Box: 13

Each card includes a brief history of the delegates opinion and voting record on the suffrage question recorded by a member of the Equal Suffrage League. Photographs of the delegates are attached to some of the cards.

Scrapbooks, 1914-1919
Box: 14
Box 15
The Woman's Journal, 1909-1912
Box 16
Newspaper clippings, unarranged
Box 17
Newspaper clippings, unarranged
Box 18
Oversize newspaper clippings, unarranged
Box 19
Oversize newspaper clippings, loose scrapbook pages, unarranged
Box 20
Oversize maps and posters, 1934
Box 21
Vote for Women buttons and printing plate of U.S. map
Box 22
Buttons, name badges, ribbons, ink stamps, glass negatives