Special Collections Exhibit Celebrates the 91st Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage
Ninety-one years ago this August 26, U.S. Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby certified that the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution had been duly ratified, guaranteeing women the right to vote within the United States. A new exhibit curated by archivist Katherine Richardson, Celebrating the 91st Anniversary of Women's Suffrage, features materials from the USC Libraries' Special Collections related to the struggle for women's voting rights.
Among the items on display are placards from the libraries' Amy C. Ransome Collection on Women's Suffrage, rare books, letters, and photographic prints. The exhibit also addresses the debate over women's suffrage; among the items is a pamphlet by George S. Patton, Sr. (father of the famous World War II general) titled "Why Women Should Not Be Given the Vote." Stop by the Special Collections display case on the second floor of Doheny Memorial Library to see the exhibit.