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More Women’s History: The Woman’s Tribune, 1883-1909

The Woman’s Tribune, with its motto in the masthead: “Equality Before The Law,” was launched by Clara Bewick Colby from her home in Beatrice, Nebraska in August 1883. The Woman’s Tribune and Colby as publisher – also editor, typesetter, and correspondent — would become one of America’s most outspoken proponents of Women’s Suffrage and political rights.

Clara Bewick Colby

Clara Bewick Colby

The Woman’s Tribune’s audience included many of the leading activists within the Women’s Suffrage movement, as well as potential suffragist converts among women in the trans-Mississippi West. Colby worked hard to establish the newspaper’s philosophical identity at a time when the Suffrage Movement was characterized by opposing, often vitriolic, factions.

Susan B. Anthony, on more than one occasion, considered The Woman’s Tribune as the organ of the National Woman Suffrage Association, even though the Tribune was never formally affiliated with any national group.

As the second-longest-running woman suffrage newspaper, it was significant for several reasons –

  • Unlike many other Suffrage newspapers, the Tribune was designed as a general circulation newspaper.
  • Colby believed that her newspaper should connect suffrage to other issues of importance and interest to women, particularly to the rural women of the Midwest and West.
  • Political and international issues were presented in the newspaper – Colby was the first officially-recognized woman war correspondent representing a woman’s newspaper during the Spanish-American War.
  • The Tribune was probably the first woman’s paper fully published by a woman.
  • Highly regarded by Suffrage Movement leaders. Elizabeth Cady Stanton considered it “the best suffrage paper ever published” and allowed it to serialize two of her most important works, her autobiography and The Woman’s Bible.

This collection comprises the complete run of all 724 issues subdivided into five parts by date range:

  • The Woman’s Tribune, Part I: 1883-1887
  • The Woman’s Tribune, Part II: 1888-1892
  • The Woman’s Tribune, Part III: 1893-1897
  • The Woman’s Tribune, Part IV: 1898-1902
  • The Woman’s Tribune, Part V: 1903-1909

The National Standard

Expanded Coverage of Women’s Suffrage History

Available Now: The National Standard:  Women’s Suffrage and Temperance Journal!

The National Standard: A Women’s Suffrage and Temperance Journal evolved from three publishing efforts by Aaron M.  Powell and Lydia M. Child, publishers and chief editors, and exploded onto the popular stage in 1870, supporting two of the major social movements in the late 19th Century – the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the Temperance Movement.

This publication provided an outlet and forum for women’s viewpoints on social and political reform, literary culture, and highlighted efforts to ban the scourge of alcohol. 

The National Standard: A Women’s Suffrage and Temperance Journal comprises the complete run of: 

  • The Standard – Beginning in May 1870 as a monthly periodical, it was launched and ran through July 1870 focusing on social and political reform.
  • The National Standard: An Independent Reform and Literary Journal — After July 1870, The Standard underwent a name change, returned to its original newspaper format, and focused on women’s political rights and suffrage, in addition to general social and economic reforms. This publication ran from July 30, 1870 to December 23, 1871.
  • The National Standard: A Temperance and Literary Journal — The final editorial focus and name change came in January 1872, when chief editor Aaron M. Powell, and contributors such as Wendell Phillips expanded the focus of The National Standard  to support the burgeoning temperance movement and the increasing drive towards women’s suffrage. The National Standard: A Temperance and Literary Journal ran from January to December in 1872.

These publications set out to rally it readers to the causes of women’s political rights and suffrage, social and economic reforms, and support for the burgeoning temperance movement.

With almost 80 years of Movement history just a click away — The National Standard: A Women’s Suffrage and Temperance Journal joins Accessible Archives’ Women’s Suffrage Collection:

  • Part I. The Lily, 1849-1856
  • Part II. National Citizen and Ballot Box, 1878-1881
  • Part III. The Revolution, 1868-1872
  • Part IV. The New Citizen, 1909-1912; The Western Woman Voter, 1911-1913
  • Part V. The Remonstrance, 1890-1913

Primary Sources Beyond History: Promoting Use Across the Disciplines

Webinar: Primary Sources Beyond History – Promoting Use Across the Disciplines

Digital collections of primary sources offer tremendous value for your campus, but are they being utilized to their fullest? Their relevance for historians seems obvious, but they can robustly support instruction and student success across the disciplines. This webinar will offer librarians insight into how primary sources can be used in multiple disciplinary contexts, for teaching qualitative and quantitative research methods, and for diverse projects and research outputs.

Attendees can expect to learn about:

  • Approaches to research from varied disciplines
  • Different types of primary sources
  • Creative ideas for teaching with primary sources
  • Widening the scope of usage for digital library collections

Thursday, August 15, 2019

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Discover-Press Release

Accessible Archives Supports Libraries – Massive Update Completed with all Discovery Services

Malvern, PA (June 13, 2019)Accessible Archives Inc., an electronic publisher of full-text primary source historical databases, announces they have completed the process of updating all of its content in the major discovery services — EBSCO Discovery Service, OCLC WorldCat, and ProQuest/Ex Libris Primo and Summon! While Accessible Archives has long been partnered with all services, in fact was one of the first participators, keeping everything current is quite the challenge for all parties involved – this effort is a continuation of Accessible Archives Year of Technology.

Unlimited Priorities LLC©, the sales, marketing and technology agent for Accessible Archives, has managed and facilitated the delivery of content and format updates to the major services.  Iris L. Hanney, President, believes that “discovery services have become a critical component within most academic libraries, playing a vital role in the effort to showcase the value of a library’s collection and changing the way resources are searched, making it all the more critical for the content to be complete.“

EBSCO Information Services Senior Vice President for SaaS Timothy Lull says EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) continues to mature in terms of content and services. “Having Accessible Archives fully-loaded into EDS provides library customers and end users with easy access to this valuable primary source information — providing a single point of entry to a comprehensive collection of content available through a full-featured, customizable discovery layer that is designed with both the librarian and the end user in mind.”

“OCLC’s WorldCat is the world’s most comprehensive resource for discovery of information in libraries,” said Mary Sauer-Games, OCLC Vice President, Global Product Management. “We work closely with Accessible Archives to keep their collections up to date in WorldCat. This work makes it possible for OCLC member libraries using Accessible Archives to obtain direct, easy access to these important historical collections through WorldCat Discovery.”

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Inside the Archives

Inside the Archives – Spring 2019 – Volume VIII Number 1

Spring 2019
Volume VIII. Number 1.

Temperance and Its Impact on American Women’s History

During the 19th Century, the Temperance Movement evolved into the largest Women’s political movement in America. For many years, scholars have viewed the importance of the Temperance Movement on the politicization of women and its impact on the Women’s rights and suffrage movements. Accessible Archives recognizes this and helps to stimulate interest and research in our primary source databases by maintaining an extremely active blog presence on temperance and gender. We have asked our guest writer Jill O’Neil to select from our blog posts and craft a narrative around them. We’re sure you will find her coverage both inciteful and informative.
Jill O’Neill

Jill O’Neill

When Amelia Bloomer first launched her publication, The Lily, in 1849, the publication saw the Temperance Movement as significantly associated with the rights of women as was acquiring the vote. The damage wrought by alcohol abuse on the lives of women without the benefit of recourse from the courts drove parallel progressive movements.

Those reform movements of the 19th century reached milestones in the early 20th century with the successful passage of Prohibition legislation in 1919 and legislation ensuring universal suffrage in 1920. This article draws attention to this progressive, cultural movement as documented in primary source material hosted on Accessible Archives. Our thanks to Accessible Archives blogger, J.D. Thomas, for his contributions to this blog-a-thon.

This first item notes (albeit with some melodrama) the experience of one woman who had been consigned to the county asylum from despair over the brutality experienced at the hands of a drunkard and the loss of her recognized standing in the community. (more…)


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