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About the Long 19th Amendment Project Portal

The Long 19th Amendment Project Portal is an open-access digital portal that facilitates interdisciplinary, transnational scholarship and innovative teaching around the history of gender and voting rights in the United States.

The Long 19th Amendment Project is a joint project of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The project supports fellowships and public programming centered on the 2020 centennial of the 19th Amendment with the aim of telling a more complete and inclusive story of women’s suffrage. The Library’s ambitious Long 19th Amendment Project will investigate the past, present, and future of women’s voting and the broader reconstruction of American citizenship in the post–Civil War era.

The Long 19th Amendment Project Portal is an open-access digital portal that facilitates interdisciplinary, transnational scholarship and innovative teaching about the on-going struggle of women in the United States to achieve the full rights of citizenship. The portal will aggregate suffrage collections from Schlesinger Library and from other repositories across Harvard University and the U.S. such as the Digital Public Library of America. The project will also include historical databases tracking women’s voting patterns in the United States.

Schlesinger Library Staff

Jane Kamensky (Principal Investigator) Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Schlesinger Library Jonathan Trumbull Professor of History, Harvard University https://history.fas.harvard.edu/people/jane-kamensky

Marilyn Dunn The Lia Gelin Poorvu Executive Director of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America and Librarian of the Radcliffe Institute, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/people/marilyn-dunn

Amy Benson Librarian/Archivist for Digital Projects, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/radcliffe-institute-staff-directory

Rachel Guberman Digital Humanist, The Long 19th Amendment Project, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/radcliffe-institute-staff-directory

Pablo Morales Henry Senior Developer and Archivist for Born-Digital Collections, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/radcliffe-institute-staff-directory

Jennifer Weintraub Head of Digital Collections and Services, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/radcliffe-institute-staff-directory

Ciara Hervas, Harvard College ‘21 Fariba Mahmud, Harvard College ‘22 Sarah DeRupo, Simmons SLIS ‘20

Steering Committee

Members of the Long 19th Amendment Project Steering Committee

Mellon-Schlesinger Fellows

List of Mellon-Schlesinger Fellows, 2018-2020

Mellon-Schlesinger Summer Research Grants

List of Mellon-Schlesinger Summer Research Grants, 2018-2020

Suffrage Syllabus Committee

These are the participants in the Suffrage Syllabus project