Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Woman Suffrage Party of the City of New York Votes for Women! The Woman's Reason

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also order a pdf of the image from us here.

A high-resolution version of this object is available for registered users. LOG IN

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08963 Author/Creator: Woman Suffrage Party of the City of New York Place Written: New York, New York Type: Broadside Date: circa 1915 Pagination: 1 p. ; 25.5 x 18 cm. Order a Copy

List of arguments for why women should be allowed to vote, including "Because women must obey the laws just as men do, They should vote equally with men. Because women pay taxes just as men do, thus supporting the government, They should vote equally with men. Because women suffer from bad government just as men do...Because women are citizens of a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, and women are people, they should vote equally with men."

Citation Guidelines for Online Resources