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History Day at Special Collections: Topic: Suffrage in Washington

Special Collections is a great resource for all your Pacific Northwest primary source needs!

Background Information

The 1910 campaign for woman suffrage in Washington State is often seen as a key event in the history of woman suffrage in the United States. As the first state in the twentieth century to grant women the right to vote, and the first state to adopt woman suffrage in almost fifteen years, Washington revitalized the suffrage movement and inspired the national campaign that led to the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment.

Special Collections has numerous newspapers and memoirs of Washington and Oregon Suffragettes, as well as records and newspapers for groups that opposed suffrage.

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