: Article titled "The Crisis in Ohio" by Maria G. Frost, which calls for a revision of the Ohio Constitution in favor of women's suffrage. Frost couches her argument in religious and patriotic terms in support of "self government" for women. Maria Goodell Frost (1826-1899) was the daughter of William Goodell, a noted abolitionist and temperance advocate from New York. She supported both of these reform movements, and was active in support of women's suffrage.
This item comes from the Frances Jennings Casement Papers, a manuscript collection comprised of letters and association records related to the founding and leadership of the Ohio Woman Suffrage Association. Casement (1840-1928) was born in Painesville, Ohio, and graduated from Painesville Academy and Willoughby Female Seminary. Her father, Charles Casement, supported abolition and women's suffrage and encouraged Frances to be active in social causes. Frances Casement established the Painesville Equal Rights Association in 1883, and shortly after became involved in the Ohio Woman Suffrage Association, serving as its president from 1885 to 1888. View on Ohio Memory.
: MSS510_B01F69_Crisis_01 Subjects
: Civil Liberties; Suffrage; Suffragists; Ohio League of Women Voters; Social movements; Places