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 competition.
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Upcoming in 2018: April 22: Nassau County Historical Society at the Jericho Public Library. April 29: St. George’s School Women’s Leadership Group May 12: East Hampton Library’s Tom Twomey Series (interviewing NY Times media columnist, Jim Rutenberg) May 20: Women’s Suffrage and NYC: A Centennial Celebration Symposium: Bronx Historical Society and Woodlawn Cemetery June 14: Roosevelt Island Historical Society. July 7 East Hampton Library’s Tom Twomey Series (hosting with Sara Davison the garden author and expert Charlotte M. Frieze) : August 4: Shelter Island Historical Society.