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Posts tagged women’s suffrage

May 7, 2012


Edith Hamilton: A Mythical Hoosier

Although she never wrote down to her readers, Fort Wayne's classicist wrote for what would today be called a “popular” audience.

August 22, 2011


A Public ‘Jollification’: The 1859 Women’s Rights Petition

The crowd petitioning the legislature for women’s rights was ridiculed in the press as a “field of crinoline” and a “surging mass of pantaloons.”

March 7, 2011


Newspaperwoman, Politician, Impresario…Esther Griffin White

When she ran for delegate to the 1920 Republican State Convention, the first woman whose name appeared on a ballot in Indiana could not yet vote.

September 21, 2009


Socializing for the greater good…Indiana clubwomen

A much-needed outlet for interaction and conviviality, women’s clubs of the nineteenth and early twentieth century had a far more serious function.

March 23, 2009


Effa Funk Muhse

Talk of zoology at Indiana University often turns to a scholar whose research shifted from gall wasps to human sexuality, shaking the world in the process. Decades before Alfred Kinsey began his groundbreaking work, however, the IU Department of Zoology became noteworthy for another reason—also related to sex and gender.

Having earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in zoology, Effa Funk Muhse made history as IU’s first female Ph.D. when that same department awarded her the degree in 1908.

January 9, 2006


May Wright Sewall

May Wright Sewall was a champion of women’s suffrage in Indiana and abroad.

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