: Elizabeth J. Hauser, an Ohio suffragist who worked for the Ohio Woman Suffrage Association, wrote this letter on October 20, 1914, to Lucile Atcherson, a suffragist in the Franklin County Woman Suffrage Association. Hauser informs Atcherson that she was sending fliers and buttons for an important meeting in Columbus. Hauser tells Atcherson to try to sell the buttons, but to simply give them away for free to suffrage supporters if they could not be sold. Hauser also asks Atcherson to let the Ohio Woman Suffrage Association know how many Woman Suffrage maps Atcherson may need.
The Franklin County Woman Suffrage Association was formed in 1912, after the Ohio Constitutional Convention elected to bring to a vote the question of removing the words "white male" from the state constitution with regard to voting rights. Headquartered in the Chamber of Commerce building in Columbus, Ohio, the organization put out regular publications, organized public speeches and meetings, distributed literature and held parades in support of the suffrage movement. Women's suffrage in Ohio was defeated in a special election in 1912 and again in 1914 and 1916 before a resolution narrowly passed in 1917 allowing municipal voting by women in Columbus. In 1920, the 19th Amendment passed, extending the vote to women and prohibiting state and federal government from denying suffrage on the basis of sex. View on Ohio Memory.
: MSS1025_B01F04_02 Subjects
: Women--Suffrage; Social movements; Franklin County Woman Suffrage Association; Ohio Woman Suffrage Association; Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio); Warren (Ohio); Trumbull County (Ohio);