In Her Own Right

Woman Suffrage Party of Logan minutes

Date created 1915-01-01 – 1920-01-01
Creators Woman Suffrage Party of Logan/Pennsylvania League of Women Citizens
Abstract The notable absences in these papers make it difficult for researchers to glean much about the particular trajectory of the Pennsylvania suffrage campaign. As noted, this volume is most useful for what it documents about the changing strategies of suffragists between the late nineteenth century and the second decade of the twentieth century.
Description The notable absences in these papers make it difficult for researchers to glean much about the particular trajectory of the Pennsylvania suffrage campaign. As noted, this volume is most useful for what it documents about the changing strategies of suffragists between the late nineteenth century and the second decade of the twentieth century.
Research interest Largely procedural meeting minutes from 1915-1919, these notes describe events hosted, fundraising efforts, officers' elections, dues collection, and the like. This volume is interesting largely for its documentation of how the suffrage movement had changed by the twentieth century's second decade. Suffragists by this point were increasingly using public tactics; members of the Woman Suffrage Party of Logan held open-air meetings, hung banners across Broad Street, advertised in newspapers, staged theater performances, monitored polling places, attended hearings in the state legislature, and actively worked to defeat state politicians who voted against state suffrage. There is little to no discussion of some important national and even state-level developments in the suffrage movement; for example, minutes do not explicitly mention the failed 1915 state referendum, although they do discuss the successful 1919 state campaign. Originally the Germantown (Philadelphia) branch of the Woman Suffrage Party, this organization changed its name to the Pennsylvania League of Women Citizens in 1919, when Pennsylvania women won the right to vote.
Size .04 lf
Geographical location Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 40°02′37″N 75°10′55″W
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