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Drafts of the Oregon State Constitution, Article XI, Corporations and Internal Improvements

A draft including proposed amendments and notes of Article XI, Corporations and Internal Improvements, of the Oregon State Constitution written during the 1857 Oregon Constitutional Convention. The document header indicates tat it was read the first time on August 25 and read the second time August 27.

Oregon. Constitutional Convention (1857)

Preliminary draft of the Oregon State Constitution, Article XIV - the Seat of Government

An early draft of Article XIV, the Seat of Government, of the Oregon State Constitution written during the 1857 Oregon Constitutional Convention. The document header notes that it was read for the first time on September 12; read the second time on September 14 and referred to the committee of the whole; and reported back with amendments and ordered to be engrossed and read a third time on September 16, 1857.

Oregon. Constitutional Convention (1857)

Undated draft of the Oregon State Constitution, Miscellaneous Provisions

Undated drafts of miscellaneous provisions to the Oregon State Constitution written for the 1857 Oregon Constitutional Convention. The included amendments are Article XV, Miscellaneous; Article XVII, Amendments; Article XIII, Salaries; and Article XII, State Printer.

Oregon. Constitutional Convention (1857)

Preliminary drafts of the Oregon State Constitution, Miscellaneous Provisions

Early drafts of miscellaneous provisions to the Oregon State Constitution written for the 1857 Oregon Constitutional Convention. The included amendments are Article XV, Miscellaneous; Article XVII, Amendments; Article XIII, Salaries; and Article XII, State Printer. The document header notes that it was read for the first time on September 15; read the second time September 16; and referred to the committee of the whole.

Oregon. Constitutional Convention (1857)

Preliminary draft of the Oregon State Constitution, Article XVIII - Schedule

An early draft with notes and amendments to Article XVIII, Schedule, of the Oregon State Constitution. It was written during the 1857 Oregon Constitutional Convention. The document header indicates that it was read for the first time on September 11; read the second time on September 15 and referred to the committee of the whole; reported back from committee of the whole with amendments on September 15, 1857.

Oregon. Constitutional Convention (1857)

Oregon Constitutional Convention listing of delegates

A listing of the delegates to the Oregon Constitutional Convention. The names listed on the page are, M. P. Deady, President; Chester N. Terry, Secretary; M. C. Barkwell, Assistant Secretary; Solomon Fitzhugh; Nathaniel Robbins; S. J. McCormick; Paul Brattrain; Isaac R. Moores; Reuben S. Coyle; Enoch Hoult; William Matzger; Wm. A. Starkweather; Jesse Cox; J. H. Brattrain; L. J. C. Duncan; P. P. Prim; A. L. Lovejoy; James K. Kelly; David Logan; Benjamin F. Burch; Thomas Whitted; R. V. Short; Daniel Newcomb; Luther Elkins; La Fayette Grover; David Shannon; Sidney B. Hendershott; John W. Watts; P. B. Marple; A. D. Babcock; Richard Miller; F. Waymire; Joseph Cox; Delazon Smith; Thomas J. Dryer; John T. Crooks; Wm. H. Packwood; Levi Anderson; John Kelsay; Robert C. Kinney; Jame Shields; John S. White; Geo. H. Williams; William H. Farrar; Stephen F. Chadwick; John R. McBride; W. W. Bristow; Reuben P. Boise.

Oregon. Constitutional Convention (1857)

Preliminary abstract of votes, November 1857 Oregon election

A recording of the preliminary abstract of votes given for the November 9, 1857 Territory of Oregon special election for constitutional ratification. Ballots included votes for the ratification of the proposed Oregon constitution as well as for and against slavery and the presence of free-blacks in the state. Included in the document are detailed voting breakdowns for voting precincts in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties as well as county-wide totals on each issue for the entire state. A listing of those voting for slavery in the Sauvies Island Precinct (today Sauvie Island) is noted at the top of page one. The author and provenance for this document are unknown but results roughly correspond with the reported final results for the election.

Official Ballot for Precinct No. 1, Multnomah County, Oregon, November 5, 1912

Official Ballot for Precinct No. 1, Multnomah County, Oregon, November 5, 1912. The ballot includes candidates for national, state, and local offices as well as a number of state and local ballot initiatives. Most notable among them, an initiative petition for an equal suffrage amendment to extend the right of suffrage in the state of Oregon to Women.

Oregon. Elections Division

Susan B. Anthony letter to "My Dear Friends"

Letter from Susan B. Anthony to "My Dear Friends" dated 21 May 1885, regarding her recent visit, transmitting the first two volumes of the history of woman suffrage and encouraging the recipients to report their activities to "New Era." The letter is written on letterhead for the National Woman Suffrage Association.

Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906

Lake Oswego Development Co. letter to Newton Langerman

A letter from the Lake Oswego Development Co. making an offer of land to a buyer in 1949. The letter stipulates that the property is “definitely restricted to the white race.” The black community defeated racist business practices such as this one by working with local and state leaders to pass the Civil Rights Bill, or Public Accommodations Bill, in 1953, which entitled all Oregonians “to the full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities and privileges of any place of public accommodation, resort or amusement, without any distinction, discrimination or restriction on account of race, religion, color, or national origin.” That law was followed by the Oregon Fair Housing Law in 1957 (amended in 1959).

Lake Oswego Development Co. (Or.)

Instructions to Canvassers

A single-page flier with instructions to canvassers who gathered signatures for petitions to place an amendment for equal suffrage on the June, 1906 Oregon ballot.

Oregon Equal Suffrage Association

Will Federal Suffrage Amendment Complicate the Race Problem?

A single-page flier produced by the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage entitled, “Will the Federal Suffrage Amendment Complicate the Race Problem?” The flier uses population data from the 1910 census to argue that enfranchising women would not increase the proportion of the African American vote.

Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage (U.S.)

Women of America Support the National Suffrage Amendment

A single-page flier produced by the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage entitled, “Women of America support the National Suffrage Amendment.” It features a map of the United States indicating where women could legally vote and the number of electoral votes by state.

Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage (U.S.)

Initiative Petition for Equal Suffrage Amendment, 1906

A blank copy of the initiative petition form to add an equal suffrage amendment to the ballot for the 1906 election. The document is one page folded in half, with the initiative text on the front and a blank form for petitioner’s names, addresses, and voter registration information on the back. Condition note: the paper has fully separated at the crease.

Is It Just?

A leaflet outlining arguments in favor of the 1906 Oregon referendum on equal suffrage. It includes accounts of the success of suffrage in Colorado, Idaho, and Wyoming, The last page of the leaflet contains a photograph photograph of Susan B. Anthony and selected quotes from her writings on equal suffrage. The document is a single-sheet folded into 4 pages.

Oregon Equal Suffrage Association

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