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Susan B. Anthony: Topics in Chronicling America

Susan B. Anthony was an American social reformer and suffragist who was arrested and convicted for voting. This guide provides access to material related to "Susan B. Anthony" in the Chronicling America digital collection of historic newspapers.


Sketch of Susan B. Anthony. July 30, 1905 The San Francisco Call (San Francisco, CA), Image 4. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.

“No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent,” declared Susan B. Anthony, renowned American social reformer and suffragist. Alongside close friend and partner Elizabeth Stanton, Susan B. Anthony campaigned for women’s rights in the United States. The Nineteenth Amendment, granting women the right to vote, is popularly known as the Anthony Amendment. She also became the first non-fictitious woman to appear on U.S. currency when her portrait appeared on the 1979 dollar coin. Read more about it!

The information in this guide focuses on primary source materials found in the digitized historic newspapers from the digital collection Chronicling America.

The timeline below highlights important dates related to this topic and a section of this guide provides some suggested search strategies for further research in the collection.


February 25, 1883 Susan B. Anthony plans a sojourn to Great Britain and France.
January 25, 1885 Susan B. Anthony reprimands Howard University President at close of church service.
January 15, 1893 Ms. Anthony commemorated at National American Women’s Suffrage Association annual meeting.
April 1894 Susan B. Anthony explains how she paid back a $10,000 debt by entering the challenging lecture circuit.
July 27, 1905 Ms. Anthony is critical of Los Angeles library board replacing a woman employee with an unproven male for a higher salary.
March 13, 1906 Susan B. Anthony, long-time head of woman’s suffrage movement dies at age eighty-seven, fourteen years before passage of the of the Nineteenth Amendment.
Sept. 4, 1920 Story in Dearborn newspaper attributes passage of women’s suffrage amendment to Quaker women: Susan B. Anthony and Alice Paul.