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Women's Suffrage Ephemera collection

Identifier: BMC-M88

Scope and Contents

The collection includes around seventy-five broadsides (including posters, advertisements, and persuasive arguments), pamphlets and leaflets published by various women's suffrage groups across the United States, many from Pennsylvania and California. The collection also contains three-dimensional material from various suffrage conventions and conferences.


  • Creation: 1890 - 1920


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Women's Suffrage Ephemera collection is the physical property of the Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns.

Biographical / Historical

This collection includes a large collection of pins, ribbons and buttons, many owned by Jane Campbell and M. Carey Thomas. Campbell founded the Philadelphia County Woman Suffrage Association in 1869. She was one of the few prominent Catholic feminists at the time. Thomas was the second president of Bryn Mawr College from 1894-1922. Also included in the collection are postcards, both pro- and anti- suffrage, newspaper clipppings on the life of Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, and portrait photographs of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.


6 boxes

Language of Materials



The Women's Suffrage Ephemera collection includes a variety of ephemera related to the fight for women's suffrage dating from c. 1910 until the early 1920s.

Related Materials

For additional materials, see Carrie Chapman Catt papers and albums.

Women's Suffrage Ephemera collection
Sarah Sheplock, Marianne Hansen, Elizabeth Reilly
2013 Nov 14
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