Julia B. Nelson

Julia B. Nelson

Julia B. Nelson, the fifth president of the MWSA, c. 1903

Women waiting in line to vote in an election (probably for a school board) in a downtown Minneapolis precinct c.1908.

Minneapolis women waiting in line to vote

Women waiting in line to vote in an election (probably for a school board) in a downtown Minneapolis precinct c.1908.

Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association

From 1881 to 1920, the Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association (MWSA) struggled to secure women's right to vote. Its members organized marches, wrote petitions and letters, gathered signatures, gave speeches, and published pamphlets and broadsheets to force the Minnesota legislature to recognize their right to vote. Due to their efforts, the Minnesota Legislature approved the Nineteenth Amendment in 1919.

Irene Paull Testifying Before HUAC

Irene Paull Testifying Before HUAC

Irene Levine Paull testifying before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), July 2, 1963.

Irene Paull as a child with her siblings

Irene Paull as a child with her siblings

Irene Levine Paull (right) as a child with her siblings Sam and Etta, c.1915.

Paull, Irene Levine (1908–1981)

Writer and activist Irene Levine Paull was born in Duluth to Jewish parents. Faced with discrimination because of her ethnicity, gender, and political views, Paull fought for the rights of people who were oppressed.

Weber Werness Studios in the Handicraft Guild Building, Tenth Street

Weber Werness Studios in the Handicraft Guild Building, Tenth Street

Second floor of Weber Werness Studios in the Handicraft Guild Building, 89 South Tenth Street, Minneapolis, c.1930.

Unfinished watercolor and pencil study for a poster

Unfinished watercolor and pencil study for a poster

Unfinished watercolor and pencil study for a poster, possibly by Mary S. Campbell, c.1915.

Assembly Room of Handicraft Guild, Tenth Street

Assembly Room of Handicraft Guild, Tenth Street

Assembly Room of Handicraft Guild, Tenth Street and Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, c.1910.

Arts and Crafts-style hammered copper jardiniere flowerpot

Arts and Crafts-style hammered copper jardiniere flowerpot

A hand-formed and hand-finished Arts and Crafts-style hammered copper jardiniere flowerpot, c.1910. Bottom center is stamped "Handicraft Guild/Minneapolis."

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