One of the gems on the Century of Action website is the collection of newspaper articles about the campaign to give Oregon women the right to vote. I used some information from those articles in Blue Thread, but there is a lot more I didn’t put in the book. See for yourself. Go back a hundred years and peek at a world you’ve never known.
Case in point: “From Pulpit, Platform, and Dinner Table Votes for Women Advocated,” by C.H. Clements. It’s an article that The Oregonian published in its Sunday, September 29, 1912, edition that featured suffrage activists in Southern Oregon. Here is much of that article, thanks to Kimberly Jensen and her students at Western Oregon University. Scroll down to the pictures, too.
Mrs. J. F. Reddy, President, Medford Equal Suffrage [Association]; Mrs. George E. Boos, Vice-President, Medford ESA; Mrs. Charles D. Hoou, Treasurer, [Medford] ESA
Mrs. Charles L. Schleffelin, Chair of Organization Committee, Medford ESA; Miss Gladys Heard, Secretary, Medford ESA; Miss Hazel Davis, Assistant Secretary, Medford ESA
Mrs. Arthur Conkiln, President, Southern Oregon Equal Suffrage League; Mrs. Pearl M. Bartlett, President, Grants Pass Equal Suffrage League; Mrs. S. Loughbridge, Treasurer, Grants Pass ESL
Mrs. C. W. Hale, Chair of the Organization Committee, Grants Pass ESL; Mrs. C. H. Clements, Secretary, Grants Pass ESL; Mrs. Dr. M. B. Shaw, President, Ashland Equal Suffrage League
Mrs. John B. Casey, President, First Ward Ashland ESL; Mrs. C. N. Gillette, President, Second Ward, Ashland ESL; Mrs. C. B. Lamkin, President, Third Ward, Ashland ESL
Mrs. E. C. Gard, Treasurer, Ashland ESL; Mrs. E. D. Briggs, Vice President, Third Ward, Ashland ESL; Mrs. J. McNair, Sergeant-at-Arms, Ashland ESL
C. H. Clements, “From Pulpit, Platform and Dinner Table Votes for Women Advocated,” Oregonian, September 29, 1912, Section 5, page 8