Getting Your Collection Ready for the Centennial Anniversaries of the 19th Amendment




The centennial anniversaries of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution are coming up. The authors are recipients of the 2018 American Library Association Carnegie Whitney Grant to create a centennial anniversary bibliography of currently available materials on women's suffrage for the general reader. This article highlights some resources and solicits suggestions for the complete bibliography.

Author Biographies

Marilyn K. Harhai, Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Professor, Department of Information and Library Science

Janice Krueger, Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Associate Professor, Department of Information and Library Science


Blight, D. W. (2018). Frederick Douglass: Prophet of freedom. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.

Boyd, M. J. (1994). Discarded legacy: Politics and poetics in the life of Frances E.W. Harper, 1825-1911. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press.

Buhle, P. (Ed.), & Buhle, M. J. (Ed.). (2005). The concise history of woman suffrage: Selections from history of woman suffrage, by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Matilda Joslyn Gage, and the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.

Burns, K. (Director), Barnes, P. (Producer), Ward, G. C. (Writer), & Kellerman S. (Narrator). (1999). Not for ourselves alone: The story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony [Visual Material]. Alexandria, VA: PBS Home Video.

Cole, A., Alexander, K., Hart, L. & Huguley, P. (2016). Daughters of a Nation: A Black suffragette historical romance anthology. New York, NY: Maroon Ash.

Edwards, K. (2011). The lake of dreams. New York, NY: Penguin Books.

Encyclopaedia Britannica (2018). History of woman suffrage. Retrieved from

Flexner, E. (1996). Century of struggle: The woman's rights movement in the United States (3rd ed.). Cambridge, MA: Belknap.

Giddings, P. (2008). Ida: A sword among lions: Ida B. Wells and the campaign against lynching. New York, NY: Amistad.

Goldstein, J. (Artist). (2018). Nasty women - Piano music in the age of women's suffrage [Sound Recording]. United States: Centaur.

Griffith, E. (1984). In her own right: The life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Kerr, A. M. (1992). Lucy Stone: Speaking out for equality. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Kidd, S. M. (2014). The invention of wings.

New York, NY: Viking.

Lasser, C. (1987). Century of struggle, decades of revision: A retrospective on Eleanor Flexner's suffrage history. Reviews in American History, 15(2), 344.

Painter, N. I. (1996). Sojourner Truth: A life, a symbol. New York, NY: W. W. Norton.

Pollak, R. (Director). (2005). One woman, one vote [Visual Material]. United States: PBS Home Video.

Stanton, E. C. (2015). Eighty years and more: Reminiscences 1815-1897 [reprint]. Charleston, SC: Printed by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Szalai, J. (2017, March 5). Casting a literary lens on women and power. The New York Times, C6.

Terborg-Penn, R. (1998). African American women in the struggle for the vote, 1850-1920. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Wagner, S. R. (2019). The women's suffrage movement. New York, NY: Penguin Classics.

WYNC Studios. (2018, September 17). 19th Amendment [Recorded by D. Parton]. On 27: The most perfect album [Medium of recording: album]. Retrieved from