Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States

In April 2019 we published online the first installment of the Online Biographical Dictionary. The URL for the freely-accessible site is:

As of July 1, 2023 the latest version of this database includes 3,750 biographical sketches of three groups of suffragists: Black suffragists, NWP activists, NAWSA activists. We do not expect to post very many new or revised sketches in the future, but will continue to update existing sketches when new information comes to our attention.

The online journal and database, Women and Social Movements in the United States,  has completed a crowdsourcing project to construct the Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States. We relied upon more than 1,900 volunteers to research and write roughly 500-word biographical sketches that have been published online on a freely-accessible website.  Volunteers received author credit for their work and the satisfaction of contributing to this effort to bring to the broader public greater awareness of the contributions of the woman suffrage movement to voting rights and citizenship rights in the United States.

The Online Biographical Dictionary offers life stories of about 3,750 grassroots suffrage activists.  The database includes about 450 Black women suffragists, 420 National Woman’s Party activists, and 2,880 women affiliated with the mainstream National American Woman Suffrage Association.  If you see sketches in need of revision, please contact Professor Thomas Dublin

Links to related resources for this project:

Black Women Suffragists

Militant Woman Suffragists, 1913-1920

NAWSA Suffragists, 1900-1920