Texas Archives Month 2020 Poster

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100 Years of Women’s Suffrage, a Century of Progress

The passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920 marked a significant milestone in the movement to secure voting rights for all Americans. The amendment to the U.S. Constitution prevented governments from denying citizens access to the ballot box based on sex. Women began not only voting but also holding elective office and taking more leadership roles in the public and private sectors. The work toward equal rights for women and minorities performed throughout the 20th century continues today.

On the centennial of the 19th Amendment, experience the struggle for women’s suffrage through Texas archives. Letters and speeches by suffragists and anti-suffragists, newspaper articles, campaign materials, scrapbooks, photographs, and artifacts tell the stories of the movement in context. Explore related exhibits and digital collections online and learn more about where to find the papers of the individuals and groups that defined the era at the links below.

Collections and Exhibitions Related to Women’s Suffrage: A Texas Sampler

 

 


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Sample Collections:


The 2020 Texas Archives Month Poster features the following images (clockwise):

  • Mary Kate Hunter portrait, about 1880Prints and Photographs collection, Image 1987/022. Courtesy Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
     
  • Baylor student Jewel Ingram, Baylor Round-Up Vol. 14, page 3, 1915. Courtesy The Texas Collection, Baylor University.
     
  • Minnie Fisher Cunningham, Prints and Photographs collection, Image 1996/036-1. Courtesy Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
     
  • Sen. Barbara Jordan as President Pro Tempore of the Texas Senate, March 29 or 30, 1972. Current Events Photographic Documentation Program collection, Image 1972/155-12. Courtesy Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
     
  • Rep. Frances “Sissy” Farenthold, Texas House of Representatives chamber, March 1972. Current Events Photographic Documentation Program collection, Image 1972/174-49. Courtesy Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
     
  • International Women’s Year press conference committee members, 1975. Unmarked images, Public relations committee files, Texas International Women’s Year Coordinating Committee records, Box 1978/032-7. Courtesy Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
     
  • Irma Rangel, February 1979. House of Representatives House Photography records, House Floor,     Image 047, D3. Courtesy Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
     
  • Secretary of State, Myra McDaniel, September 13, 1984. Current Events Photographic Documentation Program collection, Image 1985/051. Courtesy Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
     
  • “A Woman's Place is in the Dome,” photograph, undated. Virginia Whitten papers, Box 1998/140-2. Courtesy Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
     
  • Early group of women registrants at Austin, Texas, 1918. William Deming Hornaday photograph collection, Image 1975/70-5449. Courtesy Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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Past Archives Month Posters

2016

2016 Texas Archives Month Poster: Archives Have the Answers! You Provide the Questions

2015

2015 Texas Archives Month Poster: Texas Takes Action to Preserve Our Moving Memories

 

2014

2014 Texas Archives Month Poster: Defend our Digital Heritage!

2013

Texas Archives Month: Deep in the Heart of Texas

 

 

2012

Texas Archives Month poster 2012

 

 

2011

Texas Archives Month poster 2011

 

2008

Texas Archives Month poster 2008
 

 

 


 

 

 

 
 
 
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