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Suffrage at Simmons is a digital exhibit exploring the ways that students, faculty, alums, and other members of the Simmons College community engaged with the movement for women's voting rights. 

The research and items derive primarily from the Simmons University Archives. The collaborative faculty/student exhibit team -- Sarah Carlon, Laura Koch, and Laura R. Prieto -- worked in partnership with Jason Wood, Simmons University Archivist and Deputy Director of the University Library; and Lauren Loftis, Archivist and Digital Initiatives Librarian. You can learn more about the Simmons University Archives here.

The project was made possible through the Public Engagement initiative of the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities, and the Passionate Leaders Project, Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, directed by Dr. Nakeisha Cody.

Sarah Carlon (she/her) is a senior studying History and Journalism at Simmons University in Boston. Through the Passionate Leaders Project at Simmons, Sarah was able to take part in this wonderful project. Find her on Twitter @sarcarlon.

Laura Koch (she/her) is a graduate student in the History MA program at Simmons University in Boston. Her research interests include histories of women and gender in the nineteenth-century United States. She loves books and cats. 

Laura R. Prieto (she/her) is a professor of History and of Women’s and Gender Studies at Simmons University in Boston. She is also the inaugural Alumni Chair in Public Humanities at the college. She writes in many places about many things, but especially about women, gender, and race in American culture. Find her at laurarprieto.com and on Twitter @Laura_R_Prieto.

Highlights from this exhibit appear at https://twitter.com/SimmonsSuffrage.


Our thanks to the many who shared their knowledge and collections with us, especially:

Martin Bennett

Ann Mullens Boelter

Boston City Archives

Special Collections, Bryn Mawr College

Ann Lewis and Mike Sponder, Lewis Suffrage Collection

Library of Congress, Rare Books and Special Collections Division

Massachusetts Historical Society 

Northeastern University Archives

Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University

Simmons University Archives

Cassidy Waskowicz