Votes for Women: The Suffrage Movement at the University of Kansas

Items in the Votes for Women: The Suffrage Movement at the University of Kansas Collection

Jessie Baldridge
A.B., Liberal Arts [President, 1909], La Junta, Colorado. Kappa Alpha Theta, Sophomore Prom Committee, Junior Prom Committee, Junior Farce, President of College Equal Suffrage League, Senior Play. “Susan B. the Second, princess of the Suffragettes,…

Laurenia Mervine Shaw
A.B., Liberal Arts [Vice-President, 1910], Lawrence [Kansas]. Decorating Committee for Chancellor’s Inaugural, Vice-President K.U. Branch of College League of National Equal Suffrage Assoc. “Laurenia has Miss [Alberta] Corbin and the Woman’s…

Mary Elizabeth Parker
A.B. [Secretary, 1909], Lawrence [Kansas], “Maybeth.” Y.W.C.A., Chairman of Student Government Committee. “Her one great sorrow is that she could not persuade “Lummie” to join the Woman’s Suffrage movement. In addition to many other…

Florence Hackbusch
A.B., Liberal Arts [Treasurer, 1909 & 1910], Leavenworth [Kansas]. Phi Beta Kappa, Y.W.C.A., W.S.G.A. [Women’s Student Government Association]. “Florentine never hesitates to demonstrate with a flourish the ascendancy of noble woman. She…

Helen Phillips
A.B., [Vice-President, 1909; President, 1910] Lawrence [Kansas] Major English Kappa Kappa Gamma Junior Farce Committee Treasurer W.S.G.A., ’10 [Women’s Student Government Association] Quill Club [Vice] President College Branch of Equal Suffrage…

Elsie Louise Smith
A.B. [Secretary, 1910] Leavenworth [Kansas] W.S.G.A. (3) [Women’s Student Government Association] Prom Committee (3) 1912 Jayhawker Board “By the way Elsie, which one do you like best anyway?”

How the Vote Was Won
“How the Vote Was Won” A play, co-written by Cicely Hamilton (1872-1952) and Christopher St. John (1871-1960), and performed for the first time at the Royalty Theatre, London, in April of 1909. Hamilton was a British author and playwright whose…

University Daily Kansan, Monday, October 14, 1912
“K.U. Students to aid suffrage cause.” A story in the Monday, October 14, 1912, University Daily Kansan reported that several university students would perform in the suffrage plays “How the Vote Was Won” and “Black Hollow” at the…