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Women's Suffrage

Materials from the fight for the vote

Lucy Burns was an American suffragist & women's rights advocate. In 1917 she was imprisoned at Occoquan Workhouse for protesting, picketing, & marching at the White House. She endured the “Night of Terror” by the guards. The women were treated brutally & were refused medical attention. Of the well-known suffragists of the era, Burns spent the most time in jail. Photo by Harris & Ewing. ~Fighting for Our Rights.

Between 1897 and 1911 Elizabeth Smith Miller and her daughter, Anne Fitzhugh Miller, filled seven large scrapbooks with ephemera and memorabilia related to their work with women's suffrage. The Elizabeth Smith Miller and Anne Fitzhugh Miller scrapbooks are a part of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) Collection in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division.