Struggle for Women’s Rights, Organizational Records, 1880-1990

October 26, 2018
Black and white photo of activist.

This collection is comprised of records of three important women’s rights organizations: the National Woman’s Party, the League of Women Voters, and the Women’s Action Alliance. Originally a committee of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), the National Woman’s Party (NWP) was founded in 1913 when Alice Paul and her colleagues broke away from NAWSA in dissent over strategy and tactics. The Women’s Action Alliance, established in 1971 as a grass-roots organization, concerned itself with issues such as employment and employment discrimination, childcare, health care, and education. The League of Women Voters collection documents almost every facet of women’s involvement in U.S. politics from 1920 to 1974

“Struggle for Women’s Rights” is a module in the History Vault platform, which also searches the Citizens Advisory Council on the Status of Women, Records of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, 1895-1992, the papers of the NAACP, and the records of other major civil rights organizations.