In Her Own Right

Caroline Katzenstein papers

Date created circa 1850-1965
Creators Caroline Katzenstein
Abstract These papers offer a lively firsthand account of the suffrage movement in Pennsylvania. Katzenstein was involved in almost every suffrage organization in Pennsylvania at one time or another, often holding positions where she was responsible for detailing the group's activities, cultivating relationships with the press, and more. Thus, these papers provide a wealth of documentation on evolving suffrage strategies, including lobbying legislators, holding open-air meetings and parades, and organizing the Liberty Bell tour. Further, they demonstrate the close relationship between state and national activism, detailing the frequent visits Alice Paul and others made to Pennsylvania and the participation of many Pennsylvania women in picketing the White House, along with their subsequent imprisonment. They also document some of the conflict within the suffrage movement, including between NAWSA and the NWP, as well as the role of race within the movement. These papers also illustrate continuity between first- and second-wave feminism through Katzenstein's long activist career.
Size .9 lf
Geographical location 1326 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA, 39°57′1.253″N 75°9′46.835″W
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Contributing institution Historical Society of Pennsylvania
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