: Portrait of Mrs. Minnie Stanley of Dayton, Ohio. Stanley (1865-1943) 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: "Mrs. N. M. Stanley has been president of the League of Women Voters of Dayton ever since its organization in 1920. She is also first vice-president of the Ohio League of Women Voters and has with her characteristic devotion, farsightedness, and understanding, contributed much to the upbuilding of the Ohio and Dayton Leagues. She served as vice-president of the Montgomery County Suffrage Association for many years before women were enfranchised, and was also chairman of the Liberty Loan drives in Ohio during the war."
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.
: MSS354_B10_LWVO_Stanley Subjects
: Women--Suffrage; Social movements; League of Women Voters of Ohio; Suffragists; Activism Places
: Dayton (Ohio); Montgomery County (Ohio)