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Lucy Johnston, President of the Kansas Equal Suffrage Association, wrote this letter to all the county presidents of this organization, explaining the three elements of their campaign for women's suffrage: membership extension, education, and press releases. The letter describes each of these actions and provides the names of the women in charge of each action. Johnston particularly emphasizes the importance of membership, stating that in California, house-to-house canvassing with membership cards played a major role in that state's acceptance of women's suffrage.
Creator: Johnston, Lucy Browne, 1846-1937
This source clearly and succinctly illustrates the techniques that suffragists used in their campaigns. It also demonstrates that there were national ties among suffrage associations throughout the country; Kansans were aware of how other states' suffrage associations had succeeded, and they hoped to emulate these techniques.
KS:7th:4.1:Women's suffrage (2005)
Item Number: 211733
Call Number: Lucy B. Johnston Coll. 61, Box 4, Folder 1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211733
Collections - Manuscript - Johnston, Lucy Browne
Community Life - Clubs and organizations - Reform/Advocacy - Kansas Equal Suffrage Association
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1880s to 1920s (Benchmark 4) - Women's suffrage (Indicator 1) - Campaign strategies and techniques
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1880s to 1920s (Benchmark 4) - Women's suffrage (Indicator 1) - Meetings and parades
Date - 1910s - 1911
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Suffrage - Women
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Women's rights
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
People - Notable Kansans - Johnston, Lucy Browne, 1846-1937
People - Women
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Thematic Time Period - Age of Reform, 1880 - 1917 - Progressive Era, 1900-1916
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters