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Nineteenth Amendment/ Women's Suffrage

This guide is intended for those who want to learn more about the American Women's Suffrage Movement. On each page you will find resources to help you find books, movies, websites, articles and news about suffrage.

Programming with Primary Sources: Women's Suffrage

Excerpt from the American Library Association (ALA) press release:

The 31-page guide is free and available to all on the ALA websiteDownload the guide here. 

History textbooks often offer a simplistic narrative of the nation’s experience of granting women the ballot, but a closer look paints a much more complex history of women’s voting rights activism.

Created by librarians in collaboration with the ALA Public Programs Office, the “Programming with Primary Sources: Women’s Suffrage” guide seeks to shed light on lesser-known histories and perspectives from the women’s suffrage era and provide user-friendly resources so libraries across the United States can lead impactful conversations about this important part of our nation’s past.

The guide includes:
  • Six program models, each with detailed program outlines and primary source recommendations, that can be replicated and adapted for different audiences.
  • Suggestions of ways to pair primary source analysis with book discussions.
  • Helpful resources for analyzing primary sources, learning about women’s suffrage, and understanding copyright and fair use.