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Women's suffrage in states of the United States refers to women's right to vote in individual states of that country. Suffrage was established on a full or partial basis by various towns, counties, states and territories during the latter decades of the 19th century and early part of the 20th century. As women received the right to vote in some places, they began running for public office and gaining positions as school board members, county clerks, state legislators, judges, and, in the case of Jeannette Rankin, as a Member of Congress.
The campaign to establish women's right to vote in the states was conducted simultaneously with the campaign for an amendment to the United States Constitution that would establish that right fully in all states. That campaign succeeded with the ratification of Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Overviews of State Histories of Woman Suffrage
Compiled by Randolph Hollingsworth for the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project. Additions/revisions are welcome!
"Alabama Equal Suffrage Association" by Valerie Pope Burnes.
Encyclopedia of Alabama. Alabama Humanities Foundation. Published April 10, 2007; last updated May 23, 2017. http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-1150
"Women Gain the Right to Vote" in "The Territory of Alaska" Governing Alaska, Alaska History & Cultural Studies. Alaska Humanities Forum, Anchorage, AK.
"Women's Suffrage" Digital Arizona Library. Arizona State Library, Arcvhives & Public Records, Phoenix, AZ.
"Women's Suffrage Movement," by Paula Kyzer Taylor. Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. Central Arkansas Library System, Little Rock, AR. Last Updated February 13, 2018.
"California Women Suffrage Centennial: A Brief Summary of the 1911 Campaign" by Robert P. J. Cooney, Jr. National Women's History Project. California Secretary of State.
"Women's Suffrage Movement," Colorado Encyclopedia, edited by William Wei. Published 2015.
"19th Amendment: The Fight Over Woman Suffrage in Connecticut" ConnecticutHistory.org. Connecticut Humanities, Middletown, CT.
"A Brief History of Delaware’s Role in Women’s Suffrage" by Rhonda H. Tuman. ERA NOW Delaware, February 15, 2016.
"A Woman’s Place Is In the Sewall-Belmont House: Alice Paul and Women’s Rights" by Kathleen Hunter, Marilyn Harper, and Katie Orr. Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans, National Park Service.
"The Women's Suffrage Movement in Broward County and Florida" by Annette Van Howe. Broward Legacy, v. 14, n. 3-4, p. 37, Aug. 1991.
"Woman Suffrage" by E. Lee Elzroth. New Georgia Encyclopedia. Georgia Humanities Council and the University of Georgia Press. Published 09/05/2002; last modified 06/06/2017.
"Women's Suffrage in Hawaii" in "Wilhelmina Kekelaokalaninui Widemann Dowsett," Wikipedia. Published 4 May 2017; last modified 30 October 2017.
"Abigail Scott Duniway and Idaho Suffrage," FARRIT. Idaho Commission for Libraries. Last updated: May 10, 2012.
"Ahead of their time: A Brief history of woman suffrage in Illinois" by Mark W. Sorensen. Illinois Heritage 2004, Illinois Periodicals Online, Northern Illinois University Libraries.
"Marie Stuart Edwards: Suffragist and social reformer" by Brittany Kropf, Indiana State Library. Published on 1 June 2017.
"Women's Suffrage in Iowa: An Online Exhibit and resource guide," Iowa Women's Archives with funding from the State Historical Society, Inc. 2011.
"Women's Suffrage in Iowa: A Digital Collection" Iowa Women's Archives, University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, IA.
"Women's Suffrage," Kansapedia, Kansas Historical Society. Published November 2001; Last updated July 2017.
"Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project" H-Kentucky Network. H-Net.org. http://networks.h-net.org/kywomansuffrage
"History of Kentucky Women's Suffrage: An Overview," by Randolph Hollingsworth. KWSP Blog, H-Kentucky Network. H-Net.org.
"Woman Suffrage" by Pamela Tyler. Know Louisiana. Encyclopedia of Louisiana. Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. March 8, 2016.
"Exhibit: Suffrage in Maine," Maine Memory Network. Maine Historical Society, Portland, Maine.
"Women's Suffrage" Preservation Maryland. Baltimore, Maryland.
"Story Map: Maryland Women's Fight for the Vote" Maryland Historical Trust. Crownsville, Maryland.
"The Women's Suffrage Movement in Massachusetts," by Kaitlin Connolly (September 24, 2012) State Library of Massachusetts
"Sisters Did It For Themselves," by Bob Garrett (March 8, 2011), Seeking Michigan. Michigan History Foundation.
"Women's Suffrage in Minnesota: Overview," revised by Maia LeClair Schaeffer. LibGuides, Minnesota History Center
"Mississippi Women and the Woman Suffrage Amendment" by Marjorie Julian Spruill and Jesse Spruill Wheeler. Mississippi History Now. Mississippi Historical Society.
"The History of Woman Suffrage in Missouri, 1867-1901" by Monia Cook Morris (October 1930) Missouri Historical Review 25 (October 1930): 67-82.
"The Montana Suffrage Story," Women's History Matters. Montana Historical Society.
"Votes for Women in Nebraska" NebraskaStudies.org
"History of the Women's Suffrage Movement in Nevada," by Sally Zanjani (April 28, 2014) Nevada Suffrage Centennial. Nevada Women's History Project, Reno, Nevada.
"New Hampshire Political Heroines, Suffragists, Elected Women and Record Breakers, by Janice Brown (November 5, 2016) New Hamphire's History Blog.
"Woman Suffrage" timeline, New Jersey Women's History. Alice Paul Institute, Inc. at Paulsdale, Mount Laurel, New Jersey.
Womens Suffrage Movement 1915," NewMexicoHistory.org. Office of the State Historian, State Records Center & Archives, Santa Fe, NM.
"The History of Woman Suffrage in New York," New York State Women's History. New York Cultural Heritage Tourism Network, Geneva New York.
"Women Suffrage" by Caroline Pruden. NCpedia, Encyclopedia of North Carolina, edited by William S. Powell. UNC Press, 2006.
"Unit 4: Set 1. Woman Suffrage at Statehood - Introduction," State Historical Society of North Dakota. Bismarck, ND.
"Ohio Woman Suffrage Association" Ohio History Central, Ohio History Connection.
"Oklahoma Woman's Suffrage Association" by Tally D. Fugate. The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City, OK, 2009.
"Woman Suffrage in Oregon," by Kimberly Jensen. The Oregon Encyclopedia. Last updated March 17, 2018. Oregon Historical Society and Portland State University, Portland, OR.
"Unit Plans: Pennsylvania Women and the Quest for Women's Suffrage." Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
"Woman Suffrage" by Tamara Gaskell. Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers-Camden, NJ.
"Historical Note" Records of the League of Women Voters of Rhode Island. Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, RI.
"Womens suffrage" by Sidney R. Bland. South Carolina Encyclopedia. Published July 7, 2016; last modified July 27, 2016. University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.
"Suffrage in South Dakota." LibGuides, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD.
"Woman Suffrage Movement" by Anastatia Sims, The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Published December 25, 2009; last updated January 1, 2010. Tennessee Historical Society, Nashville, TN.
"Votes for Women! The Women's Suffrage Movement in Texas," Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin, Texas. Last modified November 16, 2011.
"Women's Suffrage in Utah," Utah History to Go. Utah State Historical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah.
"Vermont Women's History Project." Vermont Historical Society, Barre, VT.
"Woman Suffrage in Virginia" by Jennifer Davis McDaid. Encyclopedia Virginia. Virginia Humanities, Charlottesville, VA.
"The Fight for Washington Women's Suffrage: A Brief History," by Shanna Stevenson. Washington State Historical Society, Tacoma, WA.
"Women's Suffrage" by Anne B. W. Effland. The West Virginia Encyclopedia. Last Revised on December 09, 2015. West Virginia Humanities Council, Charleston, WV
"The Woman's Suffrage Movement,"Turning Points in Wisconsin History. Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, WI.
"Right Choice, Wrong Reasons: Wyoming Women Win the Right to Vote" by Tom Rea. WyoHistory.org, Wyoming State Historical Society, Wheatland, WY. Last modified November 8, 2014.