This page provides resources that can be used to study the 19th-century woman suffrage movement, bringing a Rochester focus to the topic. These resources were developed in accordance with the New York State Social Studies K-12 Resource Toolkit inquiry, “4th Grade, Call for Change,” which addresses New York State Social Studies Framework Key Ideas and Practices 4.5. A link to this inquiry is included.
Local Resource Bank
The following resources are intended to supplement the Featured Sources of the 4th Grade Call for Change Inquiry, bringing a local focus to the question, “What Did It Take for Women to Be Considered ‘Equal’ to Men in New York?”
July 19th and 20th, 1848, n.d. Cover of the report from the first women’s rights convention. From the collection of the Rochester Public Library Local History Division.View Resource
ca. 1900. Photo courtesy of the City of Rochester, NY.View Full Record
Resource 7 "The Woman Who Dared."
Newspaper headline about the outcome of Susan B. Anthony’s trial for voting in the 1872 presidential election in Rochester, NY. From Susan B. Anthony Scrapbooks 1848-1900, volume 6. Accessed on microfilm at the Rochester Public Library Local History Division.View Resource
1914. From the Albert R. Stone Negative Collection, Rochester Museum & Science Center, Rochester, NY.View Full Record
Resource 9 Program cover, Votes for Women: 46th Annual Convention of the New York State Woman Suffrage Association
1915. From the collection of the Rochester Public Library Local History Division.View Resource