In Her Own Right Project


                         Left to right: Caroline Katzenstein, Mary McDonald, Dora Kelly Lewis, and Anna Howard Shaw.

“In Her Own Right: Women Asserting Their Civil Rights, 1820-1920” showcases Philadelphia-area collections highlighting women’s struggle leading to the passage of the 19th Amendment.

In Her Own Right is a pilot project carried out by members of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL) and funded by the National Endowment of the Humanities and the Council on Library and Information Resources. The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is a primary contributor for the project, and is one of the largest repositories for material related to women's history in the United States.

For more information on the In Her Own Right project, contributing repositories, and digitized material, see the project website.


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