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Litchfield Equal Franchise League records


Identifier: 1940-03-0

Scope and Contents

A half-document box of records relating to the Litchfield Equal Franchise League, organized Sept. 5, 1913. It was an auxiliary of the Connecticut Woman Suffrage Association, which had as its mission the securing of the ratification of the 20th Amendment and preparing women for voting. Frances E. Hickox was the first president, serving 1913-1914. Adelaide Deming served next through at least 1920.

A speech given by interntionally-renowned reformer and women's rights advocate Rev. Dr. Anna H. Shaw at Litchfield's town hall on Oct. 2, 1913 is documented by announcements, broadsides, and a Litchfield Enquirer. The League participated in the Votes for Women Pageant and Parade organized by the Connecticut Woman Suffrage Association held in Hartford on May 2, 1914, and the records contain several items relating to it, including an official program.

The records also contain flyers; a poster for an unnamed event on the topic, "Should Connecticut ratify the suffrage amendment?"; an undated ms. copy of the League's constitution and bylaws; stationery; a Mar. 29, 1917, letter from Deming to F. M. Granniss; and a Apr. 29, 1920, Litchfield Enquirer with a front page article, "Suffrage Visitors."

Oversized posters/broadsides are located in 18B Box 17.


  • created: 1913-1920
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/08/1940


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.


1.00 boxes

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Arrangement Note

The records are unarranged.

Source of Acquisition

Adelaide Deming

Method of Acquisition


Accruals and Additions

An initial gift (1940-03-0) was made by Adelaide Deming in Aug., 1940. She made another donation (1955-33-0) on Mar. 8, 1955.

Existence and Location of Originals

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Related Materials

The museum collection contains related artifacts.

Other Descriptive Information

This collection was processed with support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Litchfield Equal Franchise League records
Leith Johnson
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Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

7 South Street
P.O. Box 385
Litchfield CT 06759
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