Wikipedia:GLAM/Washington State Historical Society/Events and Workshops/Women's Suffrage Centennial Program

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Scholars and interested citizens are invited to come together virtually this week (March 20-28, 2020) to collaborate and improve the Women's suffrage movement in Washington (state) Wikipedia article. The resources below will help you get started if you're new to editing!

Honor the 100 year anniversary of Washington ratifying the 19th Amendment by updating this page to reflect the dedicated work of Washington’s women suffragists.

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  • You're ready! For the Women's suffrage movement in Washington (state) page, we've compiled the following suggestions for you to choose from:

Washington State Suffrage Movement Page Wiki-Thon Chapters:

First Wave: 1850-1870 The Women's Rights Movement Comes to Washington State

  1. 18 yr Catherine Paine attends the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention and is the youngest signer of the Declaration of Sentiments. Soon after, she moves to Seattle with her minister husband, establishes a Methodist church and school. Receives news of the women's suffrage movement and befriends early territorial legislator Arthur Denny
  2. Arthur Denny proposes white woman's suffrage and loses by one vote.
  3. Create small bio for Catherine Paine Blaine page

Second Wave: 1870-1900 Washington Women Attempt to Vote

  1. Using the 14th Amendment and the citizenship argument to challenge election officials, sisters Mary Olney Brown and Charlotte Olney French attempt to vote in Thurston County elections.
  2. Write about Edward Eldridge's bill striking 'male' from the record
  3. Link to stubs of Mary Olney Brown and Charlotte Olney French. Build small bios of each woman.
  4. Tell the story of the first successful vote of women at Little Rock and Grand Mound. List women who voted and sources.

Susan B Anthony Tours Washington

  1. Summarize the tour of Susan B. Anthony in Washington, adding a map of places she touched down, links to her diary entries from the trip, links to newspaper article sources.
  2. Link to Abigail Scott Duniway page
  3. Add summary of Susan B. Anthony tour to the Abigail Scott Duniway page
  4. Write about Susan B. Anthony's address to Washington Territorial Legislature
  5. Write about the formation of the Washington Equal Suffrage Association
  6. Write about the anti-suffrage law of Washington Territory established in 1871

Voting Rights Won and Lost, Twice in 5 years

  1. Write about the victory of women getting the vote in 1883 and public reaction
  2. What women did with the vote over four years
  3. Write about losing the vote again in 1887, getting it back in 1888 and losing it again that same year
  4. Write about Nevada Bloomer case
  5. Write about 1889 Constitutional Convention and the disintegration of the Washington Equal Suffrage Association by 1905

Third Wave: 1906-1910 Women Organize

  1. Write about the resurrection of the Washington Equal Suffrage Association by Emma Smith DeVoe, Carrie Chapman Catt, Dr. Cora Eaton Smith and May Arkwright Hutton
  2. Write about organization tactics (Washington Women's Cookbook, posters and publications - Missouri Hannah, Nettie Craig Asberry) and "still hunt" strategy of Emma Smith DeVoe and May Arkwright Hutton
  3. Write about Alaska Yukon Exposition and Mt. Rainier mountaineering suffragists
  4. Write about 1909 victory (include links to primary sources: telegrams, letter from Horace Cayton congratulating Emma Smith DeVoe, newspaper articles)

Washington Wins and Ratifies

  1. Write about suffrage 5-star flag sent to California (use photographs and postcard with suffrage song as primary source) and reaction in national suffrage movement newspapers after Washington win
  2. Write about how Washington became the 35th state to ratify the 19th amendment on March 22, 1920.

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<ref name="Stevenson 2009 p. ">{{cite book |last=Stevenson |first=Shanna |title=Women's votes, women's voices : the campaign for equal rights in Washington |publisher=Washington State Historical Society |publication-place=Tacoma, Wash |year=2009 |isbn=9780917048746 |oclc=316512873 |page=}}</ref>
What it looks like as a citation:
  • Stevenson, Shanna (2009). Women's votes, women's voices : the campaign for equal rights in Washington. Tacoma, Wash: Washington State Historical Society. ISBN 978-0-917048-74-6. OCLC 316512873.

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Posting signs to promote woman suffrage, Washington Equal Suffrage Association, Seattle, 1910 (CURTIS 1185)

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Additional hit list of articles to be improved[edit]

After this weekend if you want to keep editing, here are some articles about Washington women change makers that need work!

Helpful updates could be as simple as: Making sure reference links are still appropriate and functional; Adding new inline citations/references; Adding a photo; Adding an infobox; Adding data to more fields in an existing infobox; Creating headings; Adding categories; etc.

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Additional hit list of articles on suffrage-related legal cases to edit[edit]

What can I do after the event?[edit]

You may find these useful if you want to learn further about editing:


  1. ^ "Washington State Historical Society > May Arkwright Hutton and the Battle for Women's Suffrage".
  2. ^ "Hutton, May Arkwright (1860-1915)".
  3. ^ "Emma Smith DeVoe | KSPS Documentaries" – via
  4. ^ "Washington State Historical Society > Emma Smith Devoe".
  5. ^ "DeVoe, Emma Smith". National Women’s Hall of Fame.
  6. ^ Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "DeVoe, Emma Smith (1848-1927)".
  8. ^ a b Taylor, Quintard; Moore, Shirley Ann Wilson (August 1, 2008). African American Women Confront the West, 1600-2000. University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 9780806139791 – via Google Books.
  9. ^ Office, Secretary of State's (November 8, 2010). "Countdown to the November 8th Day of Jubilation – The Final Chapter".
  10. ^ Office, Secretary of State's (August 31, 2012). "Library jewel #3: Women's suffrage documents".
  11. ^ a b c (PDF) Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ a b (PDF) Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ Times, Sherry Stripling, The Seattle. "Genealogist tracks the Mercer Girls".
  14. ^ "Washington State Historical Society > Susan B. Anthony's Visit to Washington".
  15. ^ "Washington State Historical Society > African American Women".
  16. ^ "Nettie Asberry: Baha'is of Tacoma, Washington".
  17. ^ "Asberry, Nettie Craig (1865-1968)".
  18. ^ "Women's Legacy Project of Snohomish County, WA".
  19. ^ "Votes for Women: A 1910 article by Missouri Hanna, called Mother of Journalism in Washington State".
  20. ^ "CONTENTdm".
  21. ^ "Washington State Historical Society > Catharine Paine Blaine".
  22. ^ (PDF) Missing or empty |title= (help)
  23. ^ "Washington State Historical Society > National Council of Women Voters".
  24. ^ "Tacoma suffragist Virginia Mason honored with tombstone". thenewstribune.
  25. ^ Missing or empty |title= (help)
  26. ^ Warren, James R.; Post-Intelligencer, Special to the (October 16, 2001). "Seattle at 150: Ordway, the unwed 'Mercer Girl,' was still well-loved".
  27. ^ "About Ordway / Elizabeth Ordway".
  28. ^ "Washington State Historical Society > Collections > [Mary Olney Brown]".
  29. ^ Missing or empty |title= (help)
  30. ^ "Ella M. Russell, president of the Everett Suffrage Club, defends woman suffrage at a Billy Sunday crusade on July 5, 1910".
  31. ^ "Women's Stories, Women's Lives" ~ The Snohomish County Washington Women's Legacy Project".
  32. ^ Olympia, Contact Us Washington Secretary of StateLegacy WashingtonPO Box 40222; Policy, WA 98504-0222360-902-4171 Privacy. "Legacy Washington - WA Secretary of State".
  33. ^ "Living | Sarah Yesler Proved A Challenge For Henry | Seattle Times Newspaper".
  34. ^ Commons:Category:Sarah Yesler, images of Sarah Yesler and other related images
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