On August 26, we celebrate the right of women in the United States to vote. It was granted in August, 1920, to honor the memory of all women, especially those who labored long and hard to obtain the vote for women.
The League of Women Voters-New Jersey history was prepared by Dr. Fernanda Perrone of the Special Collections Department, Rutgers University Libraries. She described the history decade by decade. The abridged history is available on the LWVNJ web site.
The first set of LWVNJ Minutes, April, 1920, is visible on the web, courtesy of Rutgers University Libraries, which houses all the papers from 1920 through 1991.
The records for each chapter are archived. (The files of League of Women Voters, Teaneck 1952-1985, is contained in Box 40, files 1-3, should anyone be curious.)
Women's History & LWV
Women's History:Library of Congress American Memory:
"Votes for Women" Suffrage Pictures
Women of Protest:
Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party
Suffragists Oral History Project
From top: Alice Stone Blackwell, Inez Belmont, Lucy Burns, Susan Anthony, Alice Paul, Anna Howard Shaw, Lillian Feikart and Carrie Chapman Catt. All of these women were suffragists who formed the foundation of the League of Women Voters