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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.