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Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Ballot for the Ladies: Washington Women get the Vote

The exhibit, a Ballot for the Ladies, was created by ISchool graduate Kylie Fullmer and displayed in the lobby outside Special Collections. It lives on in virtual form. The exhibit traces the fight for suffrage from the first attempts to final victory, and includes photos and artifacts from the time.

Washington was the fifth state in the nation to grant voting rights to women, preceded by Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and Idaho. Women in those states and the other, mostly western, states that followed played a prominent role in the fight for national suffrage.

View the exhibit on the Libraries Digital Collection site: