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Subject Guide: Women's Suffrage and Liberation

Archival and library highlights found at the Center relating to women's rights, political struggles, and successes.

Women’s Division bus to rally in support of keeping abortion legal, 1973. I-433. AJHS

About this Guide

The archival collections and library materials at the Center for Jewish History highlighted in ths guide on Women's Rights represent materials on those who played a key role in the women's rights movements of the 19th and 20th centuries. Included are primary sources that focus on political activism in the United States and in Europe, Suffrage and Women's Liberation, and well as women's philanthropic organizations that rallied for the rights of others while forging a new path for activism.

The five partner organizations here at the Center for Jewish History hold dozens of collections and hundreds of books highlighting individuals and organizations who changed the face of women's rights and contributed so much to their communities and society at large. We hope by browsing this libguide you learn more about their achievements, our collections, and how to experience these materials for yourself, first-hand. 


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