Historians rely on primary documents — created in the time and place being studied — to get a clear picture of what happened in the past. Newspaper articles are especially valuable, as they include names, dates, quotes, and other specific information. The newspaper pages reproduced here include newspaper articles and letters to the editor that document some of the arguments made for and against woman suffrage during the Oregon campaigns. Click on the month to see a list of articles, then click on the title for the one you want to read; clicking on the image of the document itself will open it in a new page, allowing you to zoom in and read what was said about women’s votes a hundred years ago.
Letter to the Editor, by Mrs W. P. Olds
Letter to the editor, by E. M. Newell
Letter to the editor, Mrs. A. E. Clark