19th Amendment Resources

State of Iowa's 19th Amendment Website

posted Aug 24, 2019, 2:26 PM by LWV BlackHawk-Bremer   [ updated Oct 15, 2019, 10:08 AM ]

Hard Won -- Not Done is the theme of the website, commemorating the centennial of the 19th amendment.

This site has a calendar of events, and we can submit events.

Books for Children on Suffrage

posted Aug 24, 2019, 8:12 AM by LWV BlackHawk-Bremer

1) Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote Hardcover – November 13, 2018

by Kirsten Gillibrand  (Author), Maira Kalman (Illustrator) $12.39

·        Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (November 13, 2018)

·        Language: English

·        ISBN-10: 052557901X

·        ISBN-13: 978-0525579014

·        Age Range: 6 - 9 years

·        Grade Level: 1 - 4


2) What Is the Women's Rights Movement? (What Was? Series) Paperback October 16, 2018

by Deborah Hopkinson  (Author), Who HQ (Author), Laurie A. Conley (Illustrator) $5.01. Published by Penguin Workshop

Paperback | $5.99 
Published by Penguin Workshop
Oct 16, 2018 | 112 Pages | 5-5/16 x 7-5/8| Middle Grade (8-12)

| ISBN 9781524786298

·        Age Range: 8 - 12 years

·        Grade Level: 3 - 7


3) Who Was Susan B. Anthony? (Who Was?) 

by Pam Pollack (Author), Meg Belviso  (Author), Mike Lacey (Illustrator)

2014. Grade level: 3-7

·        Publisher: Penguin Workshop; DGS edition (October 30, 2014)

·        ISBN-10: 044847963X

·        ISBN-13: 978-0448479637

We purchased these books on Amazon but they are available elsewhere as well.

Digital library: Women's Suffrage in Iowa

posted Aug 24, 2019, 8:08 AM by LWV BlackHawk-Bremer   [ updated Aug 24, 2019, 8:08 AM ]

This is a wonderful resource!

Photographs, clippings, correspondence, scrapbooks and other historic artifacts relating to the women’s suffrage movement in Iowa. Sponsored by a grant from the Iowa State Historical Society Inc. in honor of the 90th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote.

Contributing Institutions

Iowa History Journal: three part series on Catt

posted Aug 24, 2019, 8:05 AM by LWV BlackHawk-Bremer

The Iowa History Journal featured a three part series on Carrie Chapman Catt, beginning with the March/April issue.

University of Iowa Special Collections: Carrie Chapman Catt

posted Aug 24, 2019, 8:00 AM by LWV BlackHawk-Bremer

University of Iowa Special Collections and University Archives
100 Main Library * Iowa City, IA 52242 * phone: 319-335-5921 

  • Four letters from Carrie Chapman Catt to various individuals between 1900 and 1940 are cataloged in InfoHawk (the University of Iowa’s online library system) under the call number MsL C368. The 1900 letter concerns Catt’s thoughts on the suffrage movement in Montana. The others are tangentially related to suffrage, if at all.

19th Amendment Society

posted Aug 24, 2019, 7:58 AM by LWV BlackHawk-Bremer


19th Amendment Society.
2379 Timber Avenue * Charles City, IA 50616 * phone: (641) 228-3336

Constructed in 1866, the girlhood home of suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Today the home is maintained by the National 19th Amendment Society, a volunteer, not-for-profit organization. Members maintain the home in order to tell the story of the struggle for women’s suffrage.

Carrie Chapman Catt Girlhood Home (online resource)

Maintained by the National Nineteenth Amendment Society, this site provides biographical information on Carrie Chapman Catt as well as an interactive timeline of her life. The Linkssection gives direction to other suffrage and women’s history materials on the web. There is also an audio recording of Catt speaking about the world suffrage movement.

Library of Congress Materials on Suffrage

posted Aug 24, 2019, 7:57 AM by LWV BlackHawk-Bremer


Images dealing with suffrage and 19th amendment


guidelines for using images from LOC

The National Women's History Alliance

posted Aug 24, 2019, 7:56 AM by LWV BlackHawk-Bremer

“Our History is Our Strength!”

The National Women’s History Alliance

National Resources

The National Women's History Project offers materials, including posters, bookmarks, Women's History Month speeches, coffee mugs, classroom activity kits, books, videos, cd-roms, and much more--all featured in their Women's History Catalog. They also have booklets with tips on celebrating Women's History Month. National Women's History Alliance, P.O. Box 469, Santa Rosa, CA 95402, (707) 636-2888, or click here.

Books: Her Story

posted Aug 24, 2019, 7:53 AM by LWV BlackHawk-Bremer   [ updated Aug 24, 2019, 7:53 AM ]

Our local League purchased this book for all area libraries, thanks to the donations by two of our members.


Her Story: A Timeline of the women who Changed America by Charlotte S. Waisman and Hill Tiejen. 2012

This book is a visual feast, full of short bios of women through the years.

A Mighty Girl Website, Facebook, & Posters

posted Aug 24, 2019, 7:50 AM by LWV BlackHawk-Bremer


Free posters to download

Free Posters Celebrating Women Role Models in Science, Technology, and Math

The free downloadable posters, created by Nevertheless, feature eight trailblazing women who have made an impact in STEM fields. Each poster is also uniquely designed by a different female artist from around the world. Nevertheless, a podcast which celebrates women transforming teaching and learning through technology, hopes that you will download the posters and print them out for your school, home, or workplace. Below, you'll find links to download each poster, as well as a description of the scientist featured and recommended reading for both kids and adults to help you explore her story in more depth.


The world's largest collection of books, toys and movies for smart, confident, and courageous girls.


Follow their facebook page to get lots of posts about women in history


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