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.
The Suffragents won the Gold Medal in US History in the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards and was a finalist for the 2018 Sally and Morris Lasky Prize, presented by the Center for Political History at Lebanon Valley College. Brooke’s “Summer Camp Newsletters” (with photos and often video) and Facebook posts from book-related appearances. Reviews, notices, and articles about her books under their titles here. National History Day contestants, please read this.
Next up: 2019: UCLA Law Conference on Food and Animal Rights: February 23. Scarsdale Women’s Club, March 13. National Women’s Republican Club, May 15.