Write a biographical sketch of a Vermont Suffragist

 Be part of a national crowdsourcing project that is creating the Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States, which will include sketches of over 2,500 suffrage supporters affiliated with the National   American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) from 1900 to 1920.  Sketches should be about 500 words and deadlines are flexible.

Who still needs a biographical sketch?

  • Mrs. Alfred D. Chandler, Barton and Derby
  • Laura Pierson Kezer,   Rochester
  • Mrs. Frank Lowe, Montpelier
  • Ellen Ashley Pierce, Rochester
  • Anna Hawkes Putnam, Bennington
  • Mrs. Frances Hawley Rastall, Manchester Center
  • Joanna Dow Croft Read, Burlington
  • Mrs. H. H. Thomas, Richford
  • Dr. Alice Wakefield, St. Johnsbury
  • Frances Walker, Burlington
  • Rev. Mary Traffern Whitney, Rochester
  • Frances Rastall Wyman, Manchester Center

And MANY more!

So pick a person you would like to research and write about and we will help you get started.

Please contact the Vermont Coordinator, Rachel Onuf at rachelnull.onuf@nullsec.stnullate.vtnull.us or 802-828-2204.

Project background

Beginning in June 2015, the Women and Social Movements in the United States program at SUNY Binghamton launched a crowdsourcing project that will result in the online publication of the Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States.  When completed in 2020 this resource will include about 3,000 biographical sketches of women supporters of woman suffrage campaigns in the first two decades of the 20th century.

The Online Dictionary will include three distinct groups of woman suffragists: about 400 supporters of the militant suffrage group, the National Woman’s Party; about 200 Black women suffragists whose writings have been collected and published on the website; and 2,500 mainstream suffrage supporters affiliated with the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), whose names are listed in state reports printed in volume 6 of the History of Woman Suffrage (1922).

For more information, you can read this short article: : http://blogs.aaslh.org/volunteers-needed-to-research-and-write-biographical-sketches-of-women-suffrage-activists/


This page was last updated: 2018-02-13