- For reference or other information, please contact Special Collections
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
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.
- MSS 0113 Alice Dunbar-Nelson papers
- MSS 0260 New Century Club of Newark, Delaware, records
- MSS 0331 Willard Saulsbury, Jr., papers
- MSS 0448 League of Women Voters of Greater Newark, Delaware, records
- MSS 0477 Woman Suffrage collection
- MSS 0499 Henry Clay Reed papers
- MSS 0542 Milford New Century Club records
- PPI 0107 Gregory C. Wilson collection of African-American postcards and trade cards
Film & Video Collections at UD
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.
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
- Delaware Art Museum. Seeing Suffrage at the Delaware Art Museum
- Delaware Historical Society. Calendar of Events
- Delaware Humanities. Nothing Less: Delaware, Women’s Suffrage, and Equal Rights (traveling exhibition)
- Delaware Public Archives. Women’s Vote: Delaware Centennial, 1920-2020
- Women’s Vote Centennial, 1920-2020. National Site: Delaware
- University of Delaware. Our Vote: History. Advocacy. Justice. A Three Semester Teaching Initiative
Selected Regional and National commemorations
- Brandywine River Museum. Votes for Women: a Visual History
- Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL). In Her Own Right: Women Asserting Their Civil Rights, 1820-1920
- Library of Congress. Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote
- National Archives and Records Administration. Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote
- National Portrait Gallery. Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence. Includes link to exhibition catalog and selected images from the exhibition on the Google Arts and Culture website