1760 Runaway Wives As a British colony, New Jersey was subject to English Common Law and its women, especially married women, were subject to the limitation of rights familiar to women in England.
1790 Acts of the Fifteenth General Assembly of New Jersey. This document refers to voters as both “he” and “she,” 1790.
1797 Women at the Polls in New Jersey; a newspaper engraving from 1880 picturing women voting in 1797.
1797 An Act to regulate the election of members of the legislative council and general assembly, sheriffs and coroners, in this State. This act allowed voting by women, 1797.
1807 Acts of the Thirty-second General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, 1807. This act limits voting to free, white, male citizens.
1858 Lucy Stone’s Protest of Taxation Without Representation. Her letter to the tax assessor, signaling her refusal to pay property taxes, 1858.
1867 The Founding Convention of New Jersey Woman Suffrage Association. A newspaper account of the proceedings, 1867.
1867 “Women Suffrage in New Jersey.” An address delivered by Lucy Stone, at a hearing before the New Jersey Legislature, March 6, 1867.
1868 Portia Gage Tries to Vote in Vineland. A description by an early suffragist of her attempt to vote in a municipal election, 1868.
1868 Petition to the New Jersey Legislature from Lucy Stone and Antoinette Brown Blackwell. A letter on woman suffrage and property rights, 1868.
1869 The Paterson Daily Press reports on the New Jersey Senate, March 24,1869. According to the report the New Jersey Senate mocks the suffrage petition sent by the New Jersey Woman Suffrage Association.
1887 New Jersey School Suffrage Act enfranchised rural and small town women in school matters, 1887.
1912 Logo of the Women’s Political Union of New Jersey, 1912.
1915 “Don’t Forget the Band Concert,” photo of suffrage campaign band, 1915.
1915 “Passing the Suffrage Torch,” photo of suffrage campaign event, 1915.
1915 Suffragist Mina C. Van Winkle, 1915.
1915 Suffragist petitioning a New Jersey canal worker, photograph, 1915.
1915 Suffragist poll watcher during the 1915 New Jersey referendum.
1915 Table, “1915 Suffrage Referendum, Vote by Counties.”
1915 “Well, Boys, we saved the home,” political cartoon.
c. 1917 Antoinette Brown Blackwell, suffragist, c. 1917.
c. 1917 Alice Paul (1885-1979) of Moorestown, militant suffragist.
c. 1917 Alice Paul at National Woman’s Party headquarters, c. 1917.
1920 Pioneer Suffragist Casts G. O. P. Ballot. Newspaper coverage of Antoinette Brown Blackwell’s visit to the polls, 1920.
1920 State of New Jersey Senate Concurrent Resolution, No. 1 ratifying the 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution granting woman suffrage. 1920.
1928 Lillian Ford Feickert (1877-1945), president of the New Jersey Woman Suffrage Association, 1912-1920.
1970 “Women’s March for Equality,” August 26, 1970, a photograph of marchers at the Garden State Plaza, Paramus.