Women’s Suffrage in Iowa Online Exhibit and Resource Guide (Web) created by the Iowa Women’s Archives (IWA)
Link to the „Iowa’s Soffrage Scrapbook 1854-1920“
Women gained the right to vote when the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified on August 26, 1920. But the struggle for the ballot began decades earlier. The story of Iowa women mirrors what happened on the national level. The Hawkeye state was often looked to as an example because of its ties to national suffrage leaders, a history of liberalism, and visionary organizing tactics.
In honor of the 90th Anniversary of women’s suffrage, the Iowa Women’s Archives (IWA) received a grant from the State Historical Society, Inc. to digitize documents, photographs, and artifacts highlighting Iowa’s unique heritage.
Materials from the Iowa Women’s Archives (Web), the State Historical Society of Iowa (Web), and the Special Collections Departments of The University of Iowa (Web) and Iowa State University libraries (Web) are now available in the Iowa Digital Library (Web).
In addition, the Iowa Women’s Archives has created this scrapbook exhibit to provide a brief introduction to Iowa’s suffrage history and point to local and state suffrage Resources (Web).