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Category: Social Movements & Services, Civic & political activity, Suffrage

Historical Items

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Item 1151

Suffrage lecture announcement, Belfast, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1915 Location: Belfast Media: Ink on paper

Item 5468

Men's Equal Suffrage League of Maine brochure

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 5470

Anti-suffrage stamps, 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1918 Media: Ink on paper

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Power of Potential

The National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs (NFBPWC) held their seventh annual convention in Portland during July 12 to July 18, 1925. Over 2,000 working women from around the country visited the city.

Exhibit

Debates Over Suffrage

While numerous Mainers worked for and against woman suffrage in the state in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, some also worked on the national level, seeking a federal amendment to allow women the right to vote

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Primary Sources: Maine Women's Causes and Influence before 1920

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students the opportunity to read and analyze letters, literature, and other primary documents and articles of material culture from the MHS collections relating to the women of Maine between the end of the Revolutionary War through the national vote for women’s suffrage in 1920. Students will discuss issues including war relief (Civil War and World War I), suffrage, abolition, and temperance, and how the women of Maine mobilized for or in some cases helped to lead these movements.