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Catch the Suffragists' Spirit: The Millers' Suffrage Scrapbooks

Elizabeth Smith Miller and her daughter, Anne Fitzhugh Miller, of Geneva, New YorkMeet Rosemary Fry Plakas, American History Specialist, Rare Book & Special Collections Division, Library of Congress.

Rosemary Fry Plakas, American History Specialist, Rare Book & Special Collections Division, Library of Congress, discusses the scrapbooks compiled between 1897 and 1911 by Elizabeth Smith Miller and her daughter, Anne Fitzhugh Miller, of Geneva, New York, that document the efforts of women and men working for women's suffrage at the state, national, and international levels.

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Library of Congress Web Sites of Interest

The Elizabeth Smith Miller and Anne Fitzhugh Miller Scrapbooks

Miller NAWSA Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/suffrage/millerscrapbooks/

The Miller Scrapbooks digitized and made available online, with contextualizing information.

Other American Memory Collections and Resources

American Women: A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/awhhtml/index.html


An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/rbpehtml/

For material related to women’s rights, select the keyword-search full-text option, then search on terms such as suffrage, women, or female.

By Popular Demand: "Votes for Women" Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/vfwhtml/vfwhome.html

Votes for Women: Selections from the National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection, 1848-1921
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/naw/nawshome.html

Women of Protest: Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/suffrage/nwp/


Words and Deeds in American History: Selected Documents Celebrating the Manuscript Division's First 100 Years
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/mcchtml/corhome.html

Includes the draft of Elizabeth Cady Stanton's The Woman's Bible, circa 1895.

Exhibitions

Women Come to the Front: Journalists, Photographers, and Broadcasters During World War II
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/wcf/wcf0001.html

Today in History

January 3: Lucretia Mott
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/jan03.html

January 11: Alice Paul
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/jan11.html

March 8: Susan B. Anthony and Congress
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/mar08.html

April 4: Carrie S. Burnham
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/apr04.html

May 28: The Ohio Woman’s Rights Convention
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/may28.html

June 4: Congress Approves Nineteenth Amendment
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/jun04.html

July 19: The Seneca Falls Convention
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/jul19.html

July 20: The Seneca Falls Convention Continues
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/jul20.html

August 28: Picketing for Suffrage
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/aug28.html

September 23: Mary Church Terrell
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/sep23.html

November 12: Elizabeth Cady Stanton
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/nov12.html#cadystanton

December 10: Wyoming Day
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/dec10.html


Today in History archive
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/archive.html

Search the Today in History archives on terms such as women, suffrage, voting, to find additional entries related to the Miller Scrapbooks.

Teachers Page

Collection Connections: Miller NAWSA Suffrage Scrapbooks
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/connections/suffrage-scrapbooks/

Collection Connections: Women’s History
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/themes/womens-history/collections.html

Exhibitions and Presentations: Women’s History
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/themes/womens-history/exhibitions.html

Lesson Plans: Women’s History
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/themes/womens-history/lessonplans.html

Primary Source Set: Women’s Suffrage
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/primarysourcesets/womens-suffrage/

Search Terms: Women’s History
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/themes/womens-history/search-terms.html

Themed Resources: Women’s History
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/themes/womens-history/

Themed Resources: Women’s History: For Students
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/themes/womens-history/students.html

Other Library of Congress Sites

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/

disclaimerOther Web Sites of Interest
Finger Lakes National Forest
http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/greenmountain/htm/fingerlakes/f_home.htm

Web site includes information about Fossenvue, the site where Elizabeth Smith Miller, Anne Fitzhugh Miller, and family and friends camped in the summertime during the years 1875-1901, on the following pages:

Geneva Historical Society
http://www.genevahistoricalsociety.com/

Web site of the organization dedicated “to preserving and interpreting the collective heritage of Geneva, New York, and its environs.”

The Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark
http://www.gerritsmith.org/

Historic estate of Elizabeth Smith Miller’s father, Gerrit Smith, an influential philanthropist and abolitionist.

The Gerrit Smith Virtual Museum, on New York History Net
http://www.nyhistory.com/gerritsmith/index.htm

Site devoted to Elizabeth Smith Miller’s father, an influential philanthropist and abolitionist.  It includes a biography of Miller at http://www.nyhistory.com/gerritsmith/esm.htm.

Lodi Historical Society: Fossenvue
http://www.lodihistoricalsociety.com/node/200

Web page on the site where Elizabeth Smith Miller, Anne Fitzhugh Miller, and family and friends camped in the summertime during the years 1875-1901.

Self Works: Diaries, Scrapbooks, and Other Autobiographical Efforts
http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/exhibits/selfwork/

An online exhibit from the University of Delaware.

Syracuse University Library, Department of Special Collections
http://library.syr.edu/find/scrc/

Holds primary-source materials concerning the Smith and Miller families.

Western New York Suffragists
http://winningthevote.org/

An extensive resource from the Rochester Regional Library Council (RRLC) on the suffrage movement in western New York.  Includes biographies of Elizabeth Smith Miller and Anne Fitzhugh Miller.
Other Materials of Interest

Primary Sources

Blatch, Harriot Stanton, and Alma Lutz. Challenging Years: The Memoirs of Harriot Stanton Blatch. New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1940.
LC call number:  JK1899.B55 A4
http://lccn.loc.gov/40011207

Bloomer, D.C.  Life and Writings of Amelia Bloomer.  Boston: Arena Publishing Co., 1895.
LC call number:  HQ1413.B6 B6
http://lccn.loc.gov/14015880
Available online from the Harvard University Library at http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL:225489

Catt, Carrie Chapman, and Nettie Rogers Shuler. Woman Suffrage and Politics: The Inner Story of the Suffrage Movement.  New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1926.
LC call number:  JK1896 .C3 1926
http://lccn.loc.gov/27006874
Available online at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.rbc/rbnawsa.n6874

Congdon, Charles H., ed. Geneva, New York, the Lake Side City: Its Industrial, Social, Educational and Residential Advantages.  Geneva, N.Y.: The Geneva Chamber of Commerce, [1905?].
LC call number:  F129.G3 C67
http://lccn.loc.gov/16021930

Geneva Advertiser.  Geneva, N.Y.: 1880-1902.
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84031546/

Geneva Courier. Geneva, N.Y.: 1831-1904.
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83031163/

Gerrit Smith Papers.  Special Collections Department, Syracuse University Library.
http://library.syr.edu/digital/guides/s/smith_g.htm

Miller, Elizabeth Smith.  Correspondence.  Smith Family Papers, 1769-1907.  Manuscripts Collections, New York Public Library.
http://catalog.nypl.org/record=b18709245~S1

-----.  Diary.  Smith-Miller Family Collection.  Mary King Research Library, Madison County (N.Y.) Historical Society.
http://mchs1900.org/index.php?pageid=research&idnum=32

-----.  In the Kitchen.  Boston: Lee and Shepard; New York: Lee, Shepard, and Dillingham, 1875.
LC call number:  TX715 .M647
http://lccn.loc.gov/08023592
Available online from the Cornell University Library on the Internet Archive at http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924085803165.

National American Woman Suffrage Association Records, 1839-1961.  Manuscript Division, Library of Congress.
http://lccn.loc.gov/mm77034132
Finding Aid:  http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms998019

Robert Huff Papers, 1900- .  Special Collections, Warren Huntington Smith Library, Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
http://voyager.hws.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=301307
Finding Aid: http://archive.hws.edu/Archives/pdfs/huff.pdf
Numerous materials pertaining to Elizabeth Smith Miller and Anne Fitzhugh Miller.

Shaw, Anna Howard, with Elizabeth Jordan.  The Story of a Pioneer.  New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1915.
LC call number:  JK1899.S6 A3
http://lccn.loc.gov/15018433
Available online at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.rbc/lhbum.18433

Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, et al., eds.  History of Woman Suffrage.  6 vols.  New York:  Fowler & Wells, 1881-1922.
LC call number:  JK1896 .S8 1881
http://lccn.loc.gov/03016908

Secondary Sources

Baker, Jean H., ed.  Votes for Women: The Struggle for Suffrage Revisited.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
LC call number:  JK1896 .V67 2002
http://lccn.loc.gov/2001036768

Brumberg, G. David.  The Making of an Upstate Community, Geneva, New York, 1750-1920.  Geneva, N.Y.: Geneva Bicentennial Commission, 1976.
LC call number:  F129.G3 B78 1976
http://lccn.loc.gov/76370909

Buckler, Patricia Prandini.  “From the Personal to the Historical.” Magazine of the Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity, 3, no. 1(Summer 2003): 2-13.
LC call number:  Z7845.C5 M37
http://lccn.loc.gov/2002211571

Camhi, Jane Jerome.  Women against Women: American Anti-Suffragism, 1880-1920.  Brooklyn, N.Y.: Carlson Pub., 1994.
LC call number:  JK1896 .C26 1994
http://lccn.loc.gov/94020242

Cott, Nancy F.  The Grounding of Modern Feminism. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987.
LC call number:  HQ1420 .C67 1987
http://lccn.loc.gov/87010642

Davis, Michael R. “The ‘Dear Old Book’: Mary Baker Eddy’s Dialogue with the Written Word.”  Magazine of the Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity, 3, no. 1(Summer 2003): 14-19.
LC call number:  Z7845.C5 M37
http://lccn.loc.gov/2002211571

DuBois, Ellen Carol. Feminism and Suffrage: The Emergence of an Independent Women’s Movement in America, 1848-1869.  Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1999.
LC call number:  HQ1423 .D8 1999
http://lccn.loc.gov/00268307

-----.  Harriot Stanton Blatch and the Winning of Woman Suffrage.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997.
LC call number:  HQ1413.B545 D83 1997
http://lccn.loc.gov/97007293

Flexner, Eleanor, and Ellen Fitzpatrick. Century of Struggle: The Woman’s Rights Movement in the United States..  Enlarged edition. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1996.
LC call number:  HQ1410 .F6 1996
http://lccn.loc.gov/96005651

Helfand, Jessica.  Scrapbooks: An American History.  New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2008.
LC call number:  E740.5 .H43 2008
http://lccn.loc.gov/2008923233

Huff, Robert A. “Anne Miller and the Geneva Political Equality Club, 1897-1912.”  New York History 65 (October 1984): 325-48.
LC call number:  F116 .N865
http://lccn.loc.gov/21027150

Jablonsky, Thomas J.  The Home, Heaven, and Mother Party: Female Anti-Suffragists in the United States, 1868-1920.  Brooklyn, N.Y.: Carlson Pub., 1994.
LC call number:  JK1896 .J33 1994
http://lccn.loc.gov/94017663

Kerber, Linda K., Alice Kessler-Harris, and Kathryn Kish Sklar, eds.  U.S. History As Women’s History: New Feminist Essays.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995.
LC call number:  HQ1410 .U17 1995
http://lccn.loc.gov/94027192

Kraditor, Aileen S.  The Ideas of the Woman Suffrage Movement, 1890-1920.  1965; rpt. New York: Norton, 1981.
LC call number:  JK1896 .K7 1981
http://lccn.loc.gov/80021356

Lowery, George, and Dana Cooke. "Hobart and the Women's Suffrage Debate." The Pulteney St. Survey (Summer 1997).

Melvin, L. Rebecca Johnson. “From Victorian Scrapbooks to Blogs: A Librarian Encounters Lives Revealed.”  Magazine of the Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity, 3, no. 1(Summer 2003): 20-23.
LC call number:  Z7845.C5 M37
http://lccn.loc.gov/2002211571

Scott, Anne Firor, and Andrew MacKay Scott.  One Half the People: The Fight for Woman Suffrage.  1975; rpt. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1982.
LC call number:  JK1896 .S36 1982
http://lccn.loc.gov/82008563

Terborg-Penn, Rosalyn.  African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850-1920.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998.
LC call number:  JK1896 .T47 1998
http://lccn.loc.gov/97041896

Tucker, Susan, Katherine Ott, and Patricia P. Buckler, eds.  The Scrapbook in American Life.  Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2006.
LC call number:  TR465 .S393453 2006
http://lccn.loc.gov/2005052875

Weatherford, Doris.  A History of the American Suffragist Movement.  Santa Barbara, Calif.:  ABC-CLIO, 1998.
LC call number:  JK1896 .W43 1998
http://lccn.loc.gov/98013821

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