Votes for Women: Celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment

Mar 2, 2020 - Jun 30, 2021

Shields Library Lobby - Special Collections

2020 marks 100 years since the ratification of the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote. This exhibit features Archives and Special Collections materials that tell the story of the national, California, and Yolo County campaigns for women’s suffrage. The display launches the same week as the California primaries, reminding people of the importance of the vote.

Visitors are welcome to take home a free souvenir postcard of the iconic Votes for Women poster by Bertha Boye.

To coincide with Women’s History Month, a related lecture series was scheduled to be held in coordination with the Yolo County Archives. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the majority of the lectures were canceled.

A virtual tour of this exhibit can be found here.

 

Archives and Special Collections

Sara Gunasekara

Public Services Specialist