Held in the Macpherson Collection by and about Women at the Ella Strong Denison Library at Scripps College, the Women's Suffrage and Equal Rights Collection traces the development of the American women’s suffrage movement with a significant focus on California's history. Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, the collection primarily emphasizes the years from 1901-1924, preceding and immediately following the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
Contents include leaflets, flyers, newspaper articles, suffrage programs, magazine clippings, and memorabilia from the United States, with correspondence and ephemera related to suffrage pioneers such as Susan B. Anthony, Alice Park, and Carrie Chapman Catt. Additional resources are from Great Britain, Canada, India, Japan, and Europe. The collection represents central themes and issues concerning gender, labor, and politics, many of which continue to resonate today.
For more details about the Women's Suffrage and Equal Rights Collection at the Ella Strong Denison Library, email Denison@scrippscollege.edu, or consult the OAC Guide.