Welcome to Suffrage and the Media, a database and resource site created by members of the American Journalism Historians Association. Our team includes the editors and several editorial board members of the academic journal, American Journalism: a journal of media history, which is publishing a special issue on this theme in April 2019 to commemorate the 2020 centennial anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States.
This website, launched in June 2017, is intended to serve as a multimedia resource companion to the special suffrage issue. It includes an ever-growing collection of media-related suffrage content and includes when possible direct access to primary and secondary sources or, when restrictions prevent display, information about where and how to locate and obtain them.
The site aims to serve a diverse group of users, from middle schoolers to life-long learners to academic researchers and scholars. We also plan to include original book reviews and links to past reviews, interviews with authors in various media formats, and other special features. The site’s resources are being expanded continually throughout the centennial celebration period.
As our research continues, we will gratefully accept documents and images from our users for consideration. Do you have something in mind that we should add? Please study our Style Guidelines and work through our Submit page form if you have material you’d like to offer us.
This project would not be possible without the generous support of:
American Journalism: a journal of media history
NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
Faculty of Arts and Science of New York University
Additional sponsorship is provided by:
Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland
Department of Journalism of the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University
The Suffrage and the Media editorial team:
Maurine Beasley, Maryland
Jinx Broussard, Louisiana State
Kathy Roberts Forde, University of Massachusetts
Carolyn Kitch, Temple
Brooke Kroeger, NYU, website chief
Linda Lumsden, Arizona
Jane Marcellus, Middle Tennessee State
Vanessa Murphree, Southern Mississippi, special AJ issue editor
Ford Risley, Penn State, AJ editor
Jane Rhodes, Illinois-Chicago
Linda Steiner, Maryland
And our able researchers:
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