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Woman Suffrage

1790   Acts of the Fifteenth General Assembly of New Jersey. This document refers to voters as both "he" and "she," 1790. 

1797   Women at the Polls in New Jersey; a newspaper engraving from 1880 picturing women voting in 1797.  

1797   An Act to regulate the election of members of the legislative council and general assembly, sheriffs and coroners, in this State. This act allowed voting by women, 1797.  

1807   Acts of the Thirty-second General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, 1807. This act limits voting to free, white, male citizens. 

1858   Lucy Stone's Protest of Taxation Without Representation. Her letter to the tax assessor, signaling her refusal to pay property  taxes, 1858.   

1867   The Founding Convention of New Jersey Woman Suffrage Association. A newspaper account of the proceedings, 1867. 

1867   "Women Suffrage in New Jersey."  An address delivered by Lucy Stone, at a hearing before the New Jersey Legislature, March 6, 1867. 

1868   Portia Gage Tries to Vote in Vineland. A description by an early suffragist of her attempt to vote in a municipal election, 1868. 

1868   Petition to the New Jersey Legislature from Lucy Stone and Antoinette Brown Blackwell.  A letter on woman suffrage and property rights, 1868. 

1868   Report of the Judiciary Committee of the New Jersey Assembly, April 9,1868. This report denies the Stone and Blackwell petition for woman suffrage and property rights. 

1869   The Paterson Daily Press reports on the New Jersey Senate, March 24,1869. According to the report the New Jersey Senate mocks the suffrage petition sent by the New Jersey Woman Suffrage Association. 

1887   New Jersey School Suffrage Act enfranchised rural and small town women in school matters, 1887. 

c. 1910s   Florence Peshine Eagleton, (1870-1953), the first woman to serve as a trustee of Rutgers University.

1912   Logo of the Women's Political Union of New Jersey, 1912.

1915   "Donít Forget the Band Concert," photo of suffrage campaign band, 1915.

1915   "Passing the Suffrage Torch," photo of suffrage campaign event, 1915.

1915   Statement concerning the opposition of liquor interests to woman suffrage in New Jersey, Womenís Political Union.

1915   Suffragist Mina C. Van Winkle, 1915.

1915   Suffragist petitioning a New Jersey canal worker, photograph, 1915.

1915   Suffragist poll watcher during the 1915 New Jersey referendum.

1915   Table, "1915 Suffrage Referendum, Vote by Counties." 

1915   "Well, Boys, we saved the home," political cartoon.

1915   Women baseball players advertise woman suffrage, photograph.

1917   Suffragists working to raise money for Liberty Bonds, photograph, 1917. 

c. 1917   Antoinette Brown Blackwell, suffragist, c. 1917. 

c. 1917   Mary Philbrook (1872-1958) became the first New Jersey woman lawyer to gain admittance to the bar in 1895 as a result of an enabling act of the New Jersey legislature. 

c. 1917   Alice Paul (1885-1979) of Moorestown, militant suffragist.

c. 1917   Alice Paul at National Woman's Party headquarters, c. 1917. 

1918  Julia Hurlbut of Morristown (1882 - 1962), suffragist and relief worker, photograph 1918.  

1920   Pioneer Suffragist Casts G. O. P. Ballot. Newspaper coverage of Antoinette Brown Blackwell's visit to the polls, 1920.

1920   State of New Jersey Senate Concurrent Resolution, No. 1 ratifying the 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution granting woman suffrage. 1920.

1918       NJ State Federation of Colored Womenís Clubs, War-time Address to the 3rd annual convention, 1918. 

1920   New Jersey League of Women Voters, minutes of first meeting, 1920. 

1928   Lillian Ford Feickert (1877-1945), president of the New Jersey Woman Suffrage Association, 1912-1920. 

1970   "Womenís March for Equality," August 26, 1970, a photograph of marchers at the Garden State Plaza, Paramus.

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