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Women's Suffrage

Nineteenth Amendment

Vice President Marshall, signs the 19th Amendment with a group of men and women. June 5, 1919.

The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution granted women the right to vote and was ratified by the states on August 18, 1920. The passage and effects of the Nineteenth Amendment are documented in the Schlesinger Library's holdings through archival collections, published materials, and visual materials such as photographs and posters. More information about searching for visual materials can be found on the Photographs page of this research guide.

In the summer of 2020, the Schlesinger Library launched the Suffrage School, a platform where a broad array of researchers, writers, and teachers have been invited to create a series of digital teaching modules. Each lesson in the Suffrage School connects in rich and unpredictable ways to the Library’s Long 19th Amendment Project, which tackles the tangled history of gender and American citizenship.

This page includes links to materials from the Library's collections that are available online as well as links to some external resources. Please consult the other pages in this guide for information about other materials that are not yet available online.

Archival Collections



External Sources