Primary Source

Film: “Generations: American Women Win the Vote”

Paula Casey. "Generations: American Women Win the Vote." 2003.

Era: Post-Suffrage Era, Suffrage Era | Media: Book-Non-Fiction, Film, Video

Generations: American Women Win the Vote (produced by Paula Casey) is the companion DVD to Carol Lynn Yellin and Janann Sherman’s book The Perfect 36: Tennessee Delivers Woman Suffrage. The film covers 72 years […] Read More

Secondary Source

Video-Slideshow: Film’s Role in the British Suffrage Movement

Bryony Dixon. "Suffragettes: Make More Noise." British Film Institute, October 5, 2015.

Era: Post-Suffrage Era | Media: Curated Photos/Ephemera, Documentary Film, Film, Video, Web-based

British Film Institute Silent Film Curator Bryony Dixon created this slideshow, which combines text, still images, and video clips from the British suffrage movement, to celebrate the release of the 2015 […] Read More

Secondary Source

Examining Depictions of the Suffragette Through the Lens of Mary Poppins

Laura E. Nym Mayhall. "Domesticating Emmeline: Representing the Suffragette, 1930-1993." NWSA Journal, Vol. 11 Issue 2. (pp. 1-24).

Era: Post-Suffrage Era | Media: Academic Paper, Film

In this article, historian Laura E. Nym Mayhall examines how suffragettes were represented in post-suffrage social and political orders of the 20th century. Analyzing a statue of the suffrage luminary Emmeline Pankhurst […] Read More

Teaching Suffrage Source

Women’s Suffrage Teaching Resources from the Library of Congress

Women's Suffrage Teaching Guides. Library of Congress.

Era: Post-Suffrage Era | Media: Broadside, Cartoons, Curated Photos/Ephemera, Film, Illustration

The Library of Congress contains a trove of online materials for students and teachers of all grade levels and subjects. The 100-plus teaching-suffrage resources listed on the site—many of which feature […] Read More

Secondary Source

Vanity Fair Short Film: The 1910s—Women’s Suffrage and Equal Rights

Director: Gilly Barnes. "1910s-Women's Suffrage and Equal Rights." Vanity Fair, 2013.

Era: Post-Suffrage Era | Media: Curated Photos/Ephemera, Documentary Film, Newspapers, Video, Web-based

This Vanity Fair  video by director Gilly Barnes is short—at just under four minutes, it’s closer in length to a film trailer than a typical documentary—but packs in a lot of information. […] Read More

Primary Source

Film: “A Lively Affair,” (1912)

A Lively Affair. Director: Unknown. Warner Bros or Selig Co (?), 1912.

Era: Suffrage Era | Media: Film, Video

A Lively Affair (2012) is an early silent comedy film poking fun at suffragettes (the production company and the director of the film are not identified, though experts suggest it […] Read More