Primary Sources

Women’s Suffrage Float in Sane Fourth parade, Chicago, IL – July 4, 1910. Chicago History Museum, ICHi-20157; Charles R. Clark, photographer.

Online Primary Sources

Mayors of Illinois on Chicago Woman’s Suffrage

This pamphlet was created by Catharine Waugh McCulloch and was timed with the push for municipal suffrage in the City of Chicago in 1909. McCulloch published several collections of opinions on women’s suffrage. This little pamphlet includes some mayors who are not suffrage supporters – and it also includes a brief rebuttal of their views.

Chronology of the Women’s Rights Movement in Illinois by Catharine Waugh McCulloch. Covers the movement from 1855-1913.

Sidelights on Illinois Suffrage History by Grace Wilbur Trout.

Biography of Mary Livermore – an early and important figure in the Illinois movement.

Biography of Ruth Hanna McCormick – an important figure in the 20th century suffrage movement.

The six volumes of The History of Woman Suffrage includes a lot of information about Illinois.

Online Collections

The writings of Illinois Suffragist Hazle Buck Ewing have been digitized at Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal. The collection includes her activist writings, her incoming letters from dozens of other suffragists, and materials from her work with the National Woman’s Party and Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage. More here.