About the Exhibit

This exhibit examines the legacy of women’s suffrage through the organization that succeeded it, the League of Women Voters. In 2020 the League of Women Voters of Baltimore City will celebrate the centennial of their founding alongside the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. This amendment gave all citizens the right to vote regardless of gender. The archival collection of the League of Women Voters of Baltimore City is held by the University of Baltimore Special Collections & Archives where it is available for public access and research.

The exhibition centers around the legacy of women's suffrage and shows how the League is a direct descendant of that movement. This exhibit highlights examples of the League's work, advocacy, and history over the course of one hundred years. 

The complete collection of the League of Women Voters of Baltimore City Records at the University of Baltimore consists of 54.7 linear feet of organizational records and histories documenting the League's advocacy work and services, positions and programs, activities, collaborations, and members. The collection contains documents, correspondence, photographic prints, scrapbooks, and other materials which document the work and history of the League. These records are described in the collection database. From the complete collection, 48 images and documents have been selected for this exhibit.

For more information about the digital items in this online exhibit, click here to visit the main digital collection page.


Exhibit curated by Christopher J. Moore, Special Collections & Archives Intern (2019-2020). We thank Christopher for his work with the collection and the digital exhibit. 

Christopher J. Moore completed his internship working with Laura Bell, Processing Archivist at the University of Baltimore Special Collections & Archives. Christopher is an Anthropology MA student with a concentration in Critical Museum Studies (class of 2020) at the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo). He is also a University of Baltimore alumnus.

The League of Women Voters: The Legacy of Suffrage digital exhibit is an online extension of the League of Women Voters Baltimore City Records archival collection which is available for research at the UB Special Collections & Archives.


Christopher would also like to thank his advisor Dr. Peter Biehl of the State University of New York at Buffalo Department of Anthropology for encouraging him to undertake this project. Christopher extends his humble appreciation to the UB Robert L. Bogomolny Library for their assistance in obtaining external research materials for this project. The UB Special Collections & Archives also thanks the League of Women Voter of Baltimore City for their support of Christopher and the digital exhibition.

About the Exhibit