Louisiana Women’s Collection: A History of Political Activism

How Long Have Women Fought for Liberty? The Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC) has a special mission to preserve the contributions of woment to New Orleans. This exhibit uses LaRC archival resources to highlight notable New Orleans female activists and their struggle to obtain the right to vote, with a special emphasis on how our city’s social stratification and educational institutions shaped the local suffrage movement. It was created by Tulane student Emily Galik as part of her internship for the class “Public History” taught by professor Jana K. Lipman. Preserving the heritage of New Orleans women is a special mission of the Louisiana Research Collection. From the personal papers of notable women, (including Lindy Boggs, Hilda Phelps Hammond, Ethel Hutson, Angela Gregory, among many) to the records of women’s organizations such as the Poydras Home, the Quarante Club, the YMCA, the Independent Women’s Organization, the Women’s Exchange, the Louisiana Women’s Committee, and the National Council of Jewish Women. The Louisiana Research Collection is a leader in preserving the political contributions of women to New Orleans.   Credits Claudia Ciccone

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