The Suffragist, a journal conceived by Alice Paul (1885-1977), an American suffragist, feminist, and women’s rights activist is on display in the Library, 2nd floor, until January 26.
Alice Paul was the main leader and strategist of the 1910s campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which prohibits sex discrimination in the right to vote.
It was launched on November 15, 1913 as the official organ for her Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage.
Rheta Childe Dorr (1866-1948) was listed as its first editor, and its focus was to lead the charge for a Federal Amendment, subordinating all other issues to this goal.
The Suffragist often used a front-page cartoon, drawn by Nina Allender (1873-1957), whose drawings were to have considerable impact.
When the Congressional Union evolved into the National Woman’s Party in 1916, The Suffragist came along, and continued to be a powerful voice for suffrage throughout the war.
It ceased publication after the passage of the Federal Amendment in 1920.
The journal is available in Special Collections, 2nd floor of the Library.