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Anna Howard Shaw Memorial of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

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[Shaw, Anna Howard]. "Anna Howard Shaw Memorial of the National American Woman Suffrage Association." [NP], [1920].
Small pamphlet: single sheet 11 x 5-3/4"; folded in thirds to 3-3/4 x 5-3/4"; printed black on white stock (both sides); age-toned; about very good.
This little pamphlet appeals for contributions to memorials established by the NAWSA in honor of Anna Howard Shaw. It prints resolutions passed "at the Victory Convention [following Congressional passage of the 19th Amendment] held at Chicago Feb. 12 to 18, 1920." The "Appeal" notes that Dr. Shaw had dedicated her life to woman suffrage and also to securing "higher education and the opening of new professions for women." "To those of us who knew and loved her best, stone or bronze would fail to symbolize her spirit. Her far reaching vision is better expressed in a living, growing memorial which will open other new fields for women in the future, as she opened them in the past." The NAWSA plans to raise $500,000 to establish a Foundation in Political Science at Bryn Mawr College and a Foundation in Preventive Medicine at the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania. The pamphlet also lists the state chairmen, the Advisory Committee and the Executive Committee. Anna Howard Shaw who Susan B. Anthony herself recruited to the woman suffrage cause had served as president of the NAWSA for twelve years. Though her presidency had been troubled, her dedication to woman suffrage had been unswerving through three decades. She died in 1919. Like Anthony and Stanton, she did not live to see the cause for which she had worked for so many years became reality. As the "Appeal" concludes: "Give as your heart dictates. Anna Howard Shaw gave her best."

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