The Fight for Washington Women's Suffrage: A Brief History
by Shanna Stevenson, WHC Coordinator
Women's voices and influence have always been a part of Washington's history, even without the vote. The fight for permanent woman's suffrage in Washington, however, spans over 50 years in territorial and state history. Washington was the first state in the 20th century and the fifth state in the Union to enact women's suffrage. Washington women's success in 1910 helped inspire the campaign that culminated in passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920, when women won the right to vote nationally. More...
Susan B. Anthony in Washington
Read about Susan B. Anthony's controversial 1871 tour through Washington as she promoted women's rights.
House Bill 59
Follow House Bill 59, Washington's Suffrage Constitutional Amendment, through the Washington Legislature via House and Senate Journals and period newspaper articles.
Learn about the role of the Mercer Girls in the Washington women's suffrage movement. The Mercer Girls came to Seattle in 1864 to balance the male-to-female ratio of the city.
Washington's Role in the 19th Amendment
Discover how women in Washington helped secure a constitutional amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote.
Download a .pdf copy listing collections, court cases, publications, and websites related to suffrage in Washington.
Entertainment to Make Votes for Women, 1910
Play performed during the Washington Suffrage Campaign set in 2099.
The Breakthrough State: The Washington State Suffrage Campaign of 1906-1910
by Mary Susan Pacey
Debating Suffrage? The ‘Still Hunt’ in Spokane, 1898
by Nancy Driscol Engle
Equal Rights for Washington Women
The History of Woman Suffrage in the State of Washington
by Clyde Barrett Simmons
How Washington Women Regained the Ballot
by C. H. Baily
Labor and Women's Suffrage
exhibit, Northwest Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association
The Nevada Bloomer Case
by John Fahey
Sacagawea and the Suffragettes: An Interpretation of a Myth
by Ronald W. Taber
Suffrage Timeline Poster
Download a timeline of women's suffrage in Washington.
Votes for Women
by Gardiner Vinnedge
The Woman Suffrage Issue in Washington 1890-1910
by Marte Jo Sheeran
The Woman Suffrage Movement in Washington
by T. A. Larson
Women's Suffrage: No Constitutional Franchise
by Doris Pieroth