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.
NHD contestants: Please read this.
The Suffragents in the news: Kirkus Features, Kirkus Reviews, Foreword Reviews, Town & Country, The American Scholar, Tabletmag.com, Unorthodox podcast, Top of Mind with Julie Rose (live), NYU Features, Women’s Media Center, Futurity, Non-Fiction Fans, HeforShe.org’s The Scoop, Opzij magazine (NL), AmericasDemocrats podcast, Facebook , Brooke’s posts, Good Men Project , suffrageandthemedia.org,
Upcoming events: Oct. 22: Author’s Talk & Tea: Woodlawn Conservancy. Oct. 26: Talk Back at the Black Box Theater for Nancy Smithner’s “Hear Them Roar: The Fight for Women’s Rights.” Nov. 5: Holiday Book Signing at the Beekman Arms in Rhinebeck, NY. Nov. 6: Brentwood Public Library Nov. 7: NYU Center for the Humanities. Nov. 10: Gotham Center for NYC History/CUNY Graduate Center Nov. 16: Book & Bottle: Suffolk County Historical Society & Museum. Nov. 17-18 Researching New York Conference, Albany. Nov. 20: Brookhaven 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.
Parting shots of: the book launch events of Sept. 1 in East Hampton; Sept. 11 in NYC and Sept. 14 in Cambridge Mass. I’ve got comment and a video (expected soon) of the Sept. 28 event with Angela P. Dodson at the NY Society Library I spoke at the NY Genealogical & Biographical Society Fall Luncheon on Oct. 10 to an audience in which men were very well represented. Oct. 14, I presented on a panel at the AJHA Convention, Little Rock, Ark., on ‘When the Women of Suffrage Got Its Makeover On.” Here’s a post about the entire panel, which featured Jane Marcellus, Caryl Cooper, Tracy Lucht for Kimberly Wilmot Voss, and Erika Pribanic-Smith as moderator. For the Tom Twomey Lecture in Local History, which I hosted on Oct. 19 at the East Hampton Library, there is a Facebook Live recording featuring Judith Hope, the moderator, and presenters Antonia Petrash and Arlene Hinkemeyer.