: This letter, written October 1,1914, by an unknown author, is in response to a request by Mrs. Jamison for assistance in the women's suffrage movement in Ohio. The author describes her and her Suffrage Club's enthusiasm for helping Mrs. Jamison, and states her club could spare two or three women to travel but could not provide financial assistance. The author lets Mrs. Jamison know her availability for the month, and says she can spare a weekend off from her job as a probation officer. The author writes in the letter that she believes three days will be enough to garner passion among Ohio women for the suffrage movement.
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_B01F01_02 Subjects
: Women--Suffrage; Social movements; Franklin County Woman Suffrage Association; Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio);