Item #19072 Call for Women Voters' Convention. SUFFRAGE WOMEN, TENNESSEE.

Call for Women Voters' Convention


Single sheet, 8.5 x 11 inches, with chipping to top edge, archival tape repair to verso; very good. Typed flyer calling on "suffragists and all daughters of the Volunteer State" to attend a convention in Nashville that would be simultaneously the final meeting of the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Association and the first convention of the Tennessee Woman Voters' League. The new League "is planned to make a more intelligent electorate by the intensive study of citizenship and to promote better legislation. The departments include American Citizenship, Child Welfare, Protection of Women in Industry, Social Hygiene, Civil Status of Women, and Food Supply and Demand. It is non-partisan, in order to include women of all parties, and hence make better Democrats and better Republicans." With typed signatures of the presidents of several Tennessee women's organizations. An interesting piece marking the transitional moment when those who had struggled so long for the vote could at last turn their attention to making "the ballot a benefit in education, character, and good citizenship for the home, the community, and the state." Accompanied by an unused League of Women Voters pledge card.

Item #19072


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