Sources and Links for Further Reading

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Simmons School of Social Work Library, 1945. Three unidentified students (plus 2 hidden) posed studying in the School of Social Work Library at 51 Commonwealth Avenue. ID: APC001_05919. Part of the Simmons University Archives Photographs Collection.


Berenson, Barbara F. Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement. Charleston SC: The History Press, 2018.

Black Women Oral History Project. Interviews, 1976-1981. Dorothy Ferebee. OH-31. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. 

Derleth, Jessica. “‘Kneading Politics’: Cookery and the American Woman Suffrage Movement,” The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 17:3 (July 2018): pp. 450-474.

Deutsch, Sarah. Women and the City: Gender, Space, and Power in Boston, 1870-1940. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Elias, Megan.  "‘Model Mamas’: The Domestic Partnership of Home Economics Pioneers Flora Rose and Martha Van Rensselaer.”  Journal of the History of Sexuality 15:1 (Jan. 2006), pp. 65-88.

Elias, Megan. Stir it Up: Home Economics in American Culture. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.

Gordon, Lynn D. Gender and Higher Education in the Progressive Era. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990.

Horowitz, Helen Lefkowitz. Campus Life: Undergraduate Cultures from the End of the Eighteenth Century to the Present. New York: A.A. Knopf, 1987.

Horowitz, Helen Lefkowitz. Alma Mater: Design and Experience in the Women’s Colleges from Their Nineteenth-Century Beginnings to the 1930s. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1993.

Hutcheson, Philo. A People’s History of American Higher Education. New York: Routledge, 2019.

Kumin, Laura. All Stirred Up: Suffrage Cookbooks, Food, and the Battle for Women’s Right to Vote. Pegasus Books, 2020.

Marino, Kelly. "Votes for College Women: Women's Suffrage and Higher Education in Modern America." Ph.D. Dissertation, State University of New York at Binghamton, 2016.

Mark, Kenneth L. Delayed by Fire; being the Early History of Simmons College. Concord NH: Rumford Press, 1945.

Marzzacco, Patricia. “‘The Obligation of Opportunity’: Maud Wood Park, the College Equal Suffrage League and the Response of Women Students in Massachusetts Colleges, 1900-1920.” PhD diss., Harvard University, 2003.

Melnea Cass Papers. M-079. Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections, Boston MA. 

Pappas, Denise Donerty. John Simmons: The Measure of a Man. No Small Matters Press, 2014.

Snyder, Thomas D., ed. 120 Years of American Education: A Statistical Portrait. D.C.: U.S. Department of Education, 1993.

Solomon, Barbara M. In the Company of Educated Women: A History of Women in Higher Education in America. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985.

Waskowicz, Cassidy D. “College-Aged Women and Activism in Boston, 1877-1920: The College Equal Suffrage League and The Women’s Educational and Industrial Union in Comparative Perspective.”  Honors Thesis in History, Wellesley College, 1998.

Online sources

Boelter, Ann Mullens. “Monster Suffrage Parade: May 3, 1914, Laramie Student Marches in Boston.”

Cook, Anna J. “‘A Rash and Dreadful Act for a woman’: The 1915 Woman Suffrage Parade in Boston.” 

Dublin, Thomas, and Kathryn Kish Sklar, eds. Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States. 

Dedicated to the Cause: Bryn Mawr Women and the Right to Vote. 

Goucher College Receives Suffrage Marker on National Votes for Women Trail. 

Stanford University and the Women’s Suffrage Movement. 

The Suffrage Movement at Vassar.

Vassar Fights for the Women’s Vote.

"Women's Suffrage." In What Was Home Economics.