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Drawing of woman with short, dark hair, in an elegant long dress holding a sign reading: Votes for Women. A sun sets in distance
Suffragists shared posters, pamphlets and other literature across state campaigns. Oregon women used this Art Nouveau style poster by Bertha Boyé, which was designed for the California election of 1911. (Public Domain Image)

R​elated Sources of Information​​


African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850-1920. Rosalyn Terborg-Penn

Asian Americans for Equality (video)

Chronicling America, Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress

Library of Congress

National Archives 

National Park Service


City of Portland Archives

Historic Oregon Newspapers, Digital Newspapers Project. University of Oregon 

Oregon Encyclopedia

OHSU Historical Collections & Archives​

Oregon Historical Society​​

Oregon State Library

Oregon Women's History Consortium

PBS: Oregon Experience episode, The Suffragists​ (29:30)

University of Oregon Library

Selected Oregon State Archives Resources

Oregon Laws Volumes

Oregon Public Welfare Commission Records

Klamath County Museum, Klamath County Voter Register Indexes

Umatilla County, Election Registers, 1910-1914​​

Oregon Blue Book Woman Suffrage Slide Show

Credits and Acknowledgements

Gallery Exhibit

Cartoon of 3 suffragettes confronting revolutionary general with Votes for Women sign. Caption behind the general says: Did I save my Country for this!
Suffrage activists evoked the spirit of 1776 in support of their cause to win freedom from what they considered to be electoral tyranny. But this ca.​ 1915 postcard shows that anti-suffragists also used revolutionary imagery and ideas to challenge women’s rights. (Courtesy of Library of Congress)​
Katie Bush
Brett Fuller
Ali Mackie
Theresa Rea
Layne Sawyer
Russell Terry​
Phil Wiebe
Ben Zeiner
Oregon State Archives staff, interns, and volunteers

Web Exhibit

Gary Halvorson
Technical assistance: Griffin Walker, Emma Snodgrass

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