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Woman's Franchise League of Richmond record book

 Collection — Volume: V309
Identifier: V309

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the record book of the Woman's Franchise League of Richmond, Indiana and includes the organization's constitution and meeting minutes ranging from 1912 to 1920. Also included is a printed copy of the September 30, 1918 address made by President Woodrow Wilson before the United States Senate urging the passage of the suffrage bill and a list of the women who were members of the Richmond League.


  • 1912-1920


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

The Woman's Franchise League of Indiana was founded in 1911 and was organized to educate the women of Indiana in civic consciousness and to promote women's suffrage. The organization consisted of a Central League at Indianapolis and Branch Leagues throughout the state. The Woman's Franchise League of Richmond (Indiana) was organized at a meeting held on March 29, 1912. The mission of the Richmond group was to forward the welfare of the community and to promote the interests of women. The Richmond League was disbanded following the meeting held on April 17, 1920 when a vote was taken to go on record as favoring the organization of a League of Women Voters group. A few weeks later, on May 8th, the Wayne County League of Women Voters was organized at a meeting held at the Westcott hotel in Richmond.


Information found within collection.

Woman's Franchise League of Indiana. Constitution of the Woman's Franchise League of Indiana. Indianapolis, Ind.: Woman's Franchise League of Indiana, 1913.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 volume)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of one volume.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation on 1920/11/30.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/01/09 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/01/09 by Laura Eliason.
Woman's Franchise League of Richmond record book
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.