11 – Resources


In the News

Diane Stopyra. "African American Suffragists: UD students and professor research and celebrate those forgotten in the push to give women the right to vote in 1920," UDaily, 2020 August 17

"The Right to Vote: Historian and Prof. Emerita Anne Boylan discusses pivotal voting milestones and why protecting our right to vote requires constant vigilance," UD Magazine on UDaily, 2020 August

Carol A. Scott. "Student's research [on Blanche Williams Stubbs] leads to Hall of Fame induction for activist, suffragist," UD Department of Women and Gender Studies website, 2019 November 21

Anne Manser. "Winning the Vote: 2019 Soles Lecture focuses on fight for women’s suffrage," UDaily 2019 September 20

Primary Sources at UD

As noted in the welcome and credits for this online exhibition, unless otherwise cited, all items are from the printed and archival collections in Special Collections, University of Delaware Library. Printed material related to suffrage history can be searched in the Library's online catalog. The following collections were the source for most of the archival material.

Film & Video Collections at UD

Selected References

Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States. Tom Dublin, editor. Anne M. Boylan, Delaware State Coordinator. Alexander Street.

Anne M. Boylan. Votes for Delaware Women. Newark: University of Delaware Press, forthcoming.

Carol E. Hoffecker. “Delaware’s Woman Suffrage Campaign,” Delaware History, 20:3 (Spring-Summer, 1983): 149-67.

U.S. Congress. House Joint Resolution 1 proposing the 19th amendment to the states, May 19, 1919

Delaware General Assembly. House Concurrent Resolution 21 recognizing the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, March 28, 2019

Delaware Women’s Suffrage Timeline. Compiled by the Delaware Historical Society; edited and updated for Delaware Humanities by Anne M. Boylan, Summer 2019

Discovering Delaware Sites of the Woman's Suffrage Movement: A Story Map, created with ArcGIS (Esri) by Kimberly Stowell, Historic Preservation Specialist, Center for Historic Architecture and Design, University of Delaware.


Centennial exhibitions, projects and events celebrating the activism that led to ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution began in 2019. The pandemic Covid-19 interrupted public programming and attendance of many of these events in 2020, but online information is available for virtual viewing and distant study and research. The following lists highlight selected Delaware, regional, and national commemorations with online information.

Selected Delaware commemorations

Selected Regional and National commemorations