American Memory:  Technical summary

Votes For Women
Selections from the 
National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection, 1848-1921

Collection Overview

Books, pamphlets and other artifacts documenting the suffrage campaign, donated in 1938 by Carrie Chapman Catt, longtime president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Includes works from the libraries of other members and officers of the organization including: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, Alice Stone Blackwell, Julia Ward Howe, Elizabeth Smith Miller, Mary A. Livermore.
Source collection
Selected from Library of the National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection and its president Carrie Chapman Catt, Rare Book and Special Collections Division.
LCCN 96-117462 [Link to catalog record (z39.50 query) will not work when main cataloging system is not available.]
Technical features
Searchable text for medium length documents (average less than 100 pages per document) written by different authors in different periods, diverse vocabulary offers challenges in pinpointing paragraphs on same (detailed) topic.
Original material formats
Number of original items
Status of collection
Available online as of November 1997.
Public access:
The Library of Congress is not aware of any copyright or any other restrictions in the documents in this collection. See notes on rights and restrictions provided by the Library to users of this collection.

Aids to intellectual access

Type & granularity
MARC bibliographic records. Each bib. record describes a single item.
Sample bibliographic display in American Memory.
Linking to digital reproductions
Bibliographic record contains identifier used in "directory name" for each metaobject representing a document. [Sample directory] Numbering system in place to link searchable text to page images and illustration images. Last character of filename indicates image type for ephemera.

Digital reproductions

Total file-space for digital reproductions: 564 Mbytes

Printed Matter (documents) Archival text file Page images Printing version images for illustrations
Marker Filename extension ".sgm" Filename no hyphen Filename includes hyphen
Formats SGML TIFF Group IV TIFF or PCX
DTD American Memory (TEI conformant) n/a n/a
Tonal resolution n/a 1 bit 1 bit
Spatial resolution
n/a 300 dpi 300 dpi (random-pattern dithering)
Quantity (approx) 155 10,000 (est.) <1,000 (est.)
File size 7-700 Kbytes 40-80 Kbytes 10-20 Kbytes
Sample Sample SGML document Sample page-image Sample illustration

Ephemera Archival image Service image Inline thumbnail Additional thumbnail
Marker Filename ends "u" Filename ends "r" Filename ends "t" Filename ends "t"
Formats TIFF uncompressed JPEG/JFIF GIF TIFF
Tonal resolution 24 bit (color)
8 bit (grayscale)
24 bit (color)
8 bit (grayscale)
8 bit 8 bit
Spatial resolution
1000x700 pixels 1000x700 pixels 100x150 pixels 100x150 pixels
Quantity (approx) 12 12 12 12
Sample Sample archival Sample service Sample thumbnail Sample thumbnail

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