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The First Women's suffrage Picket Line-College Day in the picket line

Stanford University and the Women’s Suffrage Movement

August 26, 2020
by Presley A Hubschmitt

On this day, 100 years ago, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was ratified, which provided some women the right to vote. The process that led to the ratification of the 19th Amendment can provide historical context for the voting and women’s rights issues that are still at the forefront of American politics today. Although it took until 1920 for the 19th Amendment to be ratified, states like California were attempting to pass women’s suffrage laws beginning in the 1890s. In 1911, Californians finally passed a referendum granting women the right to vote in the state. With the suffrage movement making headway in California politics, Stanford University also felt the stirrings of the movement on campus.

Image of St. Hubertus as a stained glass panel, divided into sections

Metal, paper, glass: the devotional object and the challenges of interpretation

August 25, 2020
by Kathleen M Smith

Welcome to Part 2 of our blog post series, Metal, paper, glass. As Elizabeth Ryan noted in her blog post, subtitled Perspectives on a stained glass panel and other objects in Stanford Libraries Special Collections, we were inspired by this striking stained-glass object to explore how we each interact with a variety of unusual materials in our collections, and to share our different perspectives.

Cartographic Symbologies: The Art and Design of Expression in Historic Maps

August 18, 2020
by Andria Olson

Introduction

A wrench was thrown into the gears of our maps digitization and GIS teams on March 16, 2020 when the shelter-in-place order was announced, and we entered the period of great uncertainty. Without access to the physical maps and digitization lab, our intense commitment to digitizing any map out of copyright was brought to a standstill, and our focus shifted to optimizing the remote experience for working, teaching, and learning.                                                  

Text of the 19th Amendment

100th Anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

August 18, 2020
by Kris Kasianovitz

"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.

Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation."

-Text of the Nineteenth Amendment

On August 18, 1920, the state of Tennessee became the thirty-sixth state to ratify the 19th Amendment. Congress passed House Joint Resolution No. 1 (H. J. Res. 1) on June 4, 1919. It took another year and almost two more months for the required three-fourths of state legislatures to ratify the amendment before it could be added to the Constitution of the United States. The National Park Service 19th Amendment by State guide provides a good overview of the ratification by states and territories. Prior to the ratification of this amendment, some states and territories had already granted women full or partial voting rights for president only. 

ARS reading room with books

Four new finding aids featuring Jazz artist interviews, band music, and organizational records published by the Archive of Recorded Sound

August 17, 2020
by Nathan Coy

In the last week through the concerted efforts of Benjamin Bates, Chris Walker, Gurudarshin Khalsa, Jonah Reidel, and the Stanford Media Preservation Lab the Archive of Recorded Sound has released 4 new finding aids. The collections include the work of Reese Erlich and his now Stanford streaming interviews with top tier Jazz artists, the complete catalog of Fidelity Recordings featuring band music from around the world, a collection of ARS research files, and a selection of sound recordings tied to the West coast traditional jazz revival. Read on to find out more.

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