Mary H. Dunlap letter to Franklin County Woman Suffrage Association, October 20, 1914   Save
Mary H. Dunlap letter to Franklin County Woman Suffrage Association, October 20, 1914
Description: Mary H. Dunlap wrote this letter to the Franklin County Woman Suffrage Association on October 20, 1914. Dunlap was writing to request literature in support of women's suffrage. She says that in her county, Pickaway, they planned to send letters to all the voters that include a leaflet on Prohibition and one on women's suffrage. She also adds that it took a good deal of literature to reach all of the voters in Pickaway County. Dunlap also writes that she included money for postage and requests that the materials be sent as soon as possible. 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.
Image ID: MSS1025_B01F10_21
Subjects: Women--Suffrage; Social movements; Franklin County Woman Suffrage Association;
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio); Circleville (Ohio); Pickaway County (Ohio);