Related Archival Collections at the Library of Congress
The Library of Congress holds an extensive array of suffrage materials in its general and special format collections. Descriptions of many of these holdings may be found online in American Women: A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States. Collections can also be searched in the Library of Congress Online Catalog.
The Manuscript Division holds the records of the following leading suffrage organizations:
- The National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA)
- The National Woman's Party (NWP)
- The Leslie Woman Suffrage Commission
- The League of Women Voters
Among other suffrage-related collections in the Manuscript Division are the personal papers of the following:
- Susan B. Anthony
- The Blackwell Family
- Harriot Stanton Blatch
- Carrie Chapman Catt
- Anna E. Dickinson
- Julia Ward Howe
- Belle Case La Follette
- Fola La Follette
- Maud Wood Park
- Cornelia Bryce Pinchot
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
- Lucy Stone
- Mary Church Terrell
The Library’s Rare Book and Special Collections Division holds the personal library and scrapbooks of Susan B. Anthony as well as scrapbooks compiled by Matilda Gage, Ida Husted Harper, Elizabeth Smith Miller, Anne Fitzhugh Miller, and May Wright Sewall. It also maintains NAWSA’s reference library containing pamphlets, serials, convention proceedings, and scrapbooks, some formerly owned by Alice Stone Blackwell, Julia Ward Howe, Mary A. Livermore, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucy Stone.
Sheet music, motion pictures, photographs, posters, newspapers, books, pamphlets, and other materials may also be found throughout the Library’s General Collections and in its other custodial divisions. The Prints and Photographs Division also holds a small collection of photographs of the National Woman’s Party, originally transferred from the Manuscript Division.