Women's Suffrage Collection

An Act To Amend Section 3050, Chapter 238 of the Code of Washington. The Washington Territorial Legislature passed a law enacting women's suffrage. Governor William Newell signed the bill into law on November 23, 1883. Only Wyoming abd Utah Territories had enacted women's suffrage prior to this act.

The Washington State Archives Women's Suffrage collection contains images of documents relevant to women's suffrage history in Washington state. Visitors can expect to view digital objects of various Suffrage documents, including:

  • The 1854 Womans Suffrage Amendment Introduced by Arthur Denny

  • An Act in Relation to Female Suffrage

  • An Act to repeal an act relating to woman suffrage