Miriam Kerruish Stage portrait   Save
League of Women Voters of Ohio
Description: Portrait of Miriam Kerruish Stage of Cleveland, Ohio. Stage (1870-1929) was included on the "Ohio State Honor Roll" from the League of Women Voters of Ohio, ca. 1930, which listed prominent Ohio women involved in the suffrage movement. Her brief biography from the Honor Roll reads: "Miriam Kerruish Stage (Mrs. C. W.) graduated from Smith College, became a doctor, and practiced until her marriage. As a member of a family of liberals, she naturally identified herself with all liberal movements in Cleveland, including the suffrage cause. She co-operated with Mrs. Stockwell in the difficult task of interviewing candidates for public office. She was president of the Board of the Woman's Hospital. Mrs. Stage was impatient of discriminations against women in all fields." This photograph comes from the League of Women Voters of Ohio Collection. The League of Women Voters was first formed at the national level in early 1920 by Carrie Chapman Catt, President of the National Woman Suffrage Association. Soon, additional leagues began to form at the state and local level, with the League of Women Voters of Ohio being organized in May 1920 in Columbus. The League was first formed to empower women to use their newfound right to vote, and today its primary purpose remains citizen education. To this goal, it supports voter registration efforts, provides information on candidates and issues, sponsors debates and offers publications on public policy and voter engagement topics. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: MSS354_B10_LWVO_MiriamKerruishStage
Subjects: Women--Suffrage; Social movements; League of Women Voters of Ohio; Suffragists; Activism; Medicine -- History; Physicians--Ohio;
Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)