August 11, 2017
The American Journalism Historians Association recently debuted an online archive of material relating to the women’s suffrage movement. Women’s Suffrage and the Media,” an online database and resource site, includes primary and secondary sources that chronicle and examine the suffrage movement as portrayed in news, propaganda, advertising, entertainment, and other aspects of public life. The online archive is hosted by the Arthur l. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. The archive was launched in the run-up to the 100th anniversary of the winning of the right to vote for the women of New York State on November 6, 1917.
Brooke Kroeger, a professor and director of the graduate program in journalism at New York University directs the project. Professor Kroeger is the author of The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote (State University of New York Press, 2017).
“Our purpose in launching now is not only to add value to the New York suffrage centennial celebrations by providing wide access to actual material from the period and the most astute reflections about it, but also to start an ongoing showcase of the impact of media — pro or con, in all its form — on social and political movements,” explains Professor Kroeger.
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Upcoming events 2018: February 5: Greater Astoria Historical Society. March 4: Westchester County League of Women Voters. March 10: Keynote, Joint Journalism & Communications Historians Conference, New York City. April 15: Nassau County and Farmingdale-Bethpage historical societies at the Farmingdale Public Library. June 14: Roosevelt Island Historical Society.
The Suffragents in the news: Reviews of the book . . . Notices and articles about the Suffragents . . . Brooke’s articles in various publications . . . Brooke’s “Summer Camp Newsletters,” the logs posted real-time over more than three months of Suffragents launch events . . . and the Suffragents on Facebook.