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Books

American Association of University Women – Wisconsin State Division. (1982). Wisconsin Women: a Gifted Heritage. Amherst, WI: Palmer Publication.

Berger, M.S. (2001). A Milwaukee woman’s life on the left: The autobiography of Meta Berger. Madison:State Historical Society of Wisconsin.

Bletzinger, A. & Short, A. (1982). Wisconsin women: A gifted heritage. Wisconsin State Division AAUW.

Bordin, R. (1986). Frances Willard: A biography. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Clark, J.I. (2017). Wisconsin Women Fight for Suffrage [reprint]. Forgotten Books.

Cote, C. (1988). Olympia Brown: The battle for equality. Racine, WI: Mother Courage Press.

Freeman, L., La Follette, S., & Zabriskie, G.A. (1985). Belle: The biography of Belle Case La Follette. New York: Beaufort.

Kohler, R.D. (1948). The story of Wisconsin women. Kohler, WI: The Committee on Wisconsin Women for the 1948 Wisconsin Centennial.

McBride, G.G. (1994). On Wisconsin women: Working for their rights from settlement to suffrage. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

McBride, G.G. (2007). Theodora Winton Youmans and the Wisconsin woman movement. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved from http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm/ref/collection/wmh/id/36560

Neu, C.E. (2007). Olympia Brown and the woman’s suffrage movement. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved from http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm/ref/collection/wmh/id/21462

Piepke, S.L. (2006). Mathilde Franziska Anneke (1817-1884): The Works and Life of a German-American Activist. Peter Lang, Inc.

Stevens, M. (1995). The family letters of Victor and Meta Berger, 1894-1929. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

Unger, N.C. (2015). Belle La Follette: Progressive Era Reformer. Routledge.

Weisberger, B.A. (1994). The La Follettes of Wisconsin: Love and politics in progressive America. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

Women’s Auxiliary of the Wisconsin State Historical Society. (1976). Famous Wisconsin Women. Madison, WI: State Historical Society of Wisconsin.

Articles

Daniels, A.E.H. (1995, Fall). A distant voice of suffrage: Amos P. Wilder and women’s rights. Wisconsin Academy Review, 41(4), 4-7. Retrieved from http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/WI.WAR00410004

Door County Pulse, Peninsula Pulse. (2019, June 24). By the Numbers: the 19th Amendment. Door County Pulse, Peninsula Pulse. Retrieved from https://doorcountypulse.com/by-the-numbers-the-19th-amendment/

Grant, M. (1981). The 1912 suffrage referendum: An exercise in political action. Wisconsin Magazine of History. 107-118.

Graves, L.L. (1958). Two noteworthy Wisconsin women: Mrs. Ben Hooper and Ada James. Wisconsin Magazine of History, 174-180.

Lerner, G. (1994-1995). Midwestern leaders of the modern women’s movement: An oral history project. Wisconsin Academy Review, 41(1), 11-15. Retrieved from http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/WI.WAR00410001

Razner, S. (2019, June 24). Four women, four lawyers: How a Fond du Lac family made law history before they could vote. FDL Reporter. Retrieved from https://www.fdlreporter.com/story/news/2019/06/24/fond-du-lac-wisconsin-women-practiced-law-before-passage-19th-amendment-graduated-uw-madison/1513297001/

The history of Wisconsin’s women’s suffrage movement. (2019). Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved from https://projects.jsonline.com/news/2019/5/9/timeline/history-of-womens-suffrage-in-wisconsin.html

Online Sources

Anderson, M. (n.d.). Woman suffrage. Encyclopedia of Milwaukee. Retrieved from https://emke.uwm.edu/entry/woman-suffrage/

Dublin, Thomas, ed. (2019). Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States. [suffragist profiles]. Alexander Street. Retrieved from https://documents.alexanderstreet.com/VOTESforWOMEN

Egge, S. (2018, September 17). How Midwestern suffragists won the vote by attacking immigrants. Smithsonian.com. Retrieved from https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-midwestern-suffragists-won-vote-by-attacking-immigrants-180970298/

Mueller, B. (n.d.). Meta Schlichting Berger. Encyclopedia of Milwaukee. Retrieved from https://emke.uwm.edu/entry/meta-schlichting-berger/

Office of the Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian. (2018). Wisconsin Women Making History. [suffragist profiles]. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin. Retrieved from http://womeninwisconsin.org/tag/suffragist/

Primarily Washington at https://primarilywashington.org/ includes a collection centered on Emma Smith DeVoe, who lectured for suffrage in Wisconsin as early as the 1890’s. She moved to Washington and after winning enfranchisement there, she returned to Wisconsin. The digital collection includes correspondence between DeVoe and Wisconsin suffragists such as Olympia Brown and Carrie Chapman Catt as well scrapbooks with many newspaper clippings.

Riley, J. (1988). Belle Case LaFollette. Wisconsin Academy Review, 34(2). 20-23. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. Retrieved from http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/WI.v34i2

Vanderbilt, P. (1974, Spring). A kiss on the ballot. Wisconsin Academy Review, 20(2). 16-17. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. Retrieved from http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/WI.v20i2

The woman’s suffrage movement. (n.d.). Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved from https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/tp-032/?action=more_essay

The woman’s suffrage movement: How years of failure led to success. (n.d.). Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved from https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS419.

Primary Sources

Baldwin, T. (2016, October 13). #REJOICETHE19TH: U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin seeks to commemorate the centennial of the passage and ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote. Tammy Baldwin: United States Senator for Wisconsin. Retrieved from https://www.baldwin.senate.gov/press-releases/rejoicethe19th

Beard, C. (1916, July 29). The Woman’s Party. New Republic.

Caverno, C. (1870-1872). Social science and woman suffrage. In Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters.
Madison, WI: Atwood & Culver, Printers and Stereotypers. 72-89. Retrieved from http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/WI.WT1870

Gale, Z. (1922). What women won in Wisconsin [pamphlet]. Washington, DC. Retrieved from https://search.library.wisc.edu/catalog/9911170298302121

Harper, I.H. (1920, October). American woman gets the vote. Review of Reviews.

Harper, I.H. (1922). History of woman suffrage, volume 6, 1900-1920. New York: National American Woman Suffrage Association.

Jessie Jack Hooper Papers. Wisconsin Historical Society. Madison, Wisconsin.

Dovie Horvitz Collection. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Madison, Wisconsin. Retrieved from https://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/collections/genderstudies/doviehorvitz/

Irwin, I.H. (1921). The story of the Woman’s Party. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. Retrieved from https://www.gutenberg.org/files/56701/56701-h/56701-h.htm

Ada L. James Papers. Wisconsin Historical Society. Madison, Wisconsin.

Laura Briggs James Papers. Wisconsin Historical Society. Madison, Wisconsin.

Janik, E. Vintage Wisconsin: 1912 Poster weighs in on suffrage referendum. Wisconsin Public Radio. Retrieved from https://www.wpr.org/vintage-wisconsin-1912-poster-weighs-suffrage-referendum

Joseph Jastrow Papers, 1883-1942. Wisconsin Historical Society. Madison, Wisconsin.

Platt, C.C. (1924). What LaFollette’s state is doing. Batavia, NY.

Primarily Washington at https://primarilywashington.org/ includes a collection centered on Emma Smith DeVoe, who lectured for suffrage in Wisconsin as early as the 1890’s. She moved to Washington and after winning enfranchisement there, she returned to Wisconsin. The digital collection includes correspondence between DeVoe and Wisconsin suffragists such as Olympia Brown and Carrie Chapman Catt as well scrapbooks with many newspaper clippings.

Rembaugh, B. (1911). Political status of women in the United States. New York: Putnam’s Sons. Retrieved from https://www.hathitrust.org/Record/006556966

Suffrage debates during first convention. (1919). Wisconsin Historical Collections, 27. 210-220. Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Online facsimile retrieved from https://www.wisconsinhistory.org//turningpoints/search.asp?id=55

Suffrage pamphlets. Wisconsin Historical Society. Madison, Wisconsin.

Willis, O.B. (1911). Acquaintances old and new among reformers. New York.

Willis, O.B. (1917). Democratic ideals, a sketch of Clara Bewick Colby. New York.

Wisconsin Woman Suffrage Association Papers. Wisconsin Historical Society. Madison, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Woman Suffrage Directory. (1885). Retrieved from http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm/ref/collection/tp/id/71560

The woman’s suffrage movement. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved from https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/tp-032/?action=more_essay

Certificate from the State of Wisconsin ratifying the 19th Amendment to the Constitution
8/26/1920. DocsTeach National Archives. Retrieved from https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/certificate-from-the-state-of-wisconsin-ratifying-the-19th-amendment-to-the-constitution

Women’s Suffrage Bill in WisconsinLibrary of Congress. Retrieved from https://www.loc.gov/item/rbcmiller002092/

Henry Mott Youmans and Theodora Winton Youmans Papers. Waukesha Historical Society. Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Youmans, T.W. (1921). How Wisconsin women won the ballot. Wisconsin Magazine of History 5(1). 3-32. http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/WIReader/Contents/Suffrage.html 

Theses and Dissertations

Burt, E.V. (1994). An arena for debate: Woman suffrage, the brewing industry, and the press, Wisconsin, 1910-1919. Master’s thesis. Madison: University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Graves, L.L. (1954). The Wisconsin woman suffrage movement, 1846-1920. Dissertation. Madison: University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Moore, A.E. (1940). The history of the woman suffrage campaign in the state of Wisconsin. Master’s thesis. Madison: University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Newspapers

American Freeman

Cayuga Chief

Janesville Gazette

Madison Capital Times

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Racine Daily Journal

Racine Journal-News

Racine Journal Times

Racine Weekly Journal

Waukesha Freeman. Theodora Youmans, editor. November 28, 1918.

Wisconsin Chief

Wisconsin Citizen

Wisconsin Free Democrat

Magazines

Wisconsin Magazine of History