A chronological list of New Jersey activists of women’s issues from 1803 to 1980. This list is not complete.
c. 1803 Hannah Kinney’s Records of the Newark Female Charitable Society, 1803-1804.
1857 Report of the Assembly Committee on Women’s Rights, 1857. A response to the petition of Harriet M. LaFetra.
1858 Lucy Stone’s Protest of Taxation Without Representation.
1867 The Founding Convention of the 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 in 1868.
1868 Petition to the New Jersey Legislature from Lucy Stone and Antoinette Brown Blackwell.
1887 Leonora M. Barry’s Report on Women’s Work in New Jersey. The Knights of Labor inspector of women’s work inspected Trenton, Newark, Bordentown, Lambertville, and Paterson in 1887.
1913 Elizabeth Gurley Flynn Remembers the Paterson Silk Strike. Flynn recalls strike assemblies and women’s meetings in 1913.
1913 Bill Haywood Remembers the Paterson Silk Strike. Haywood comments on women’s role in the strike of 1913.
1915 “Passing the Suffrage Torch,” photo of a suffrage campaign event, 1915.
1915 Suffragist Mina C. Van Winkle, 1915.
c. 1917 Alice Paul (1885-1979) of Moorestown, militant suffragist.
c. 1917 Alice Paul at National Woman’s Party headquarters, c. 1917.
1918 Julia Hurlbut of Morristown (1882 – 1962), suffragist and relief worker, photograph 1918.
1920 Pioneer Suffragist Casts G. O. P. Ballot. Newspaper coverage of Antoinette Brown Blackwell’s visit to the polls, 1920.
1920 New Jersey League of Women Voters, minutes of the first meeting, 1920.
1923 The New Jersey Republican, April 1923, a cover photo of Juliet Clannon Cushing (1845-1934) being congratulated for the passage of the night work bill.
1925 “How New Jersey Laws Discriminate Against Women” flyer published by the National Woman’s Party, 1925.
1936 Invitation to attend the organizational meeting of the World Center for Women’s Archives, 1936.
1941 100 Famous Jersey Women, news article about the World Center for Women’s Archives, 1941.
1958 Dorothy Daggett Eldridge (1903-1986), the founder of the New Jersey Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy.
1972 Ann Rosensweig Klein (1923-1986) ran as a gubernatorial candidate in the Democratic primary in 1972.
c. 1980s Marilyn J. Morheuser (1924-1995), an influential litigator of public school finance issues.