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Abigail Scott Duniway signing Oregon’s Equal Suffrage Proclamation

Abigial Scott Duniway (seated) signing Oregon’s Equal Suffrage Proclamation. Standing beside her are Governor Oswald West (r) and President of the Oregon Equal Suffrage Association, Dr. Viola M. Coe (L.). The photograph was taken November 30, 1912 at Dr. Coe’s home. This photograph ran in the Sunday Oregonian on December 1, 1912 with the caption, “snapshot of Mrs. Duniway Presenting certificate of life membership in the suffrage league to governor west.”

Abigail Scott Duniway Lecture Notes

Notes from a speech given by Abigail Scott Duniway, likely in early 1913. In the speech, Duniway reflects on her experiences as a Pioneer to Oregon and on the successful passage of an equal suffrage initiative for the state of Oregon during the November 12, 1912 election.

Duniway, Abigail Scott, 1834-1915

Letter from Oregon Equal Suffrage Association

A letter addressed to “Dear Friend,” from members of the Oregon Equal Suffrage Association asking voters to vote yes on the equal suffrage amendment in the 1906 Oregon elections. The letter is signed by Abigail Scott Duniway, Mrs. Henry Waldo Coe, Charlotte M. Cartwright, Sarah A. Evans, and Esther C. Pohl.

Oregon Equal Suffrage Association

Abigail Scott Duniway Lecture Notes

Notes from a lecture given by Abigail Scott Duniway in which she reflects on Sacajawea, early white settlement in Oregon, and the importance of equal suffrage for women. The notes are written on the letterhead for the Oregon State Equal Suffrage Association.

Duniway, Abigail Scott, 1834-1915

Letter from Abigail Scott Duniway to the editor of the O. A. C. Barometer

A letter from Abigail Scott Duniway to the editor of the Oregon Agricultural College (O.A.C.) Barometer requesting that they run an appeal to voters in their paper in advance of the 1908 election to vote on an equal suffrage amendment for the state of Oregon. The letter is written on the letterhead for the Oregon State Equal Suffrage Association.

Duniway, Abigail Scott, 1834-1915

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

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.)

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.)

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

Katherine Gray Club meeting

Members of the Katherine Gray Club pack canned food into a box during a meeting in 1956. Katherine Gray, along with Hattie Redmond, co-founded the Colored Women’s Equal Suffrage League and worked with Beatrice Cannady to protest the showing of “Birth of a Nation,” the racist 1915 film by D.W. Griffith. She was also the president of the Oregon Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs, which created a club in her honor.

Oregon Association of Colored Women's Clubs

Lincoln, Garfield, and Roosevelt for Equal Rights

A leaflet outlining arguments in favor of the 1906 Oregon referendum on equal suffrage. It outlines Presidents Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, and Theodore Roosevelt’s track record in support of equal suffrage. The document is a single-sheet folded into 4 pages.

Oregon Equal Suffrage Association

Where Women Vote

A leaflet outlining arguments in favor of the 1906 Oregon referendum on equal suffrage. It includes accounts of the successful enfranchisement of women in Colorado. The document is a single-sheet folded into 4 pages.

Oregon Equal Suffrage Association

Roosevelt for Equal Rights

A leaflet outlining arguments in favor of the 1906 Oregon referendum on equal suffrage. It outlines President Theodore Roosevelt’s track record in support of equal suffrage. The document is a single-sheet folded into 4 pages.

Oregon Equal Suffrage Association

Judge Lindsey on Suffrage

A leaflet outlining arguments in favor of the 1906 Oregon referendum on equal suffrage. It includes an account by Judge Ben Lindsey from Denver, Colorado describing the positive impact of equal suffrage in Colorado. The document is a single-sheet folded into 4 pages.

Oregon Equal Suffrage Association

Mrs. Decker on Equal Suffrage

A leaflet outlining arguments in favor of the 1906 Oregon referendum on equal suffrage. It includes excerpts from an account of the success of equal suffrage in Colorado written by Sarah Platt Decker, a resident of Denver. The document is a single-sheet folded into 4 pages.

Oregon Equal Suffrage Association

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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