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COLLECTION Identifier: B/H3279

Hartford's City Council and Commercialized Vice Leaflet, 1913?


Leaflet arguing women's suffrage would allow women to vote for anti-prostitution City Council candidates.


  • 1913

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by the Hartford Equal Franchise League as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


1 folder

Collection contains a printed leaflet entitled "Hartford's City Council and Commercialized Vice" contains photograph of alleged "house of ill-fame," and points to City Council members who refuse to support efforts to close down such houses, and contrasts the plight of Hartford women unable to vote against these members with women in Seattle who were able to elect pro-reform candidates.


The Hartford Equal Franchise League, originally called the Hartford Political Equality League, was organized by Connecticut suffragists Katharine Martha Houghton Hepburn and Emily Miller Pierson around 1909, after hearing a speech in Hartford by British suffrage activist Emmeline Pankhurst.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 97-M23

The Hartford Equal Franchise League leaflet was acquired from Second Life Books in February 1997.

Processing Information

Processed: February 1997

By: Anne Engelhart

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

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