SALEM – The exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in Oregon and highlights the efforts of women to secure the vote. Panels on display produced by the Century of Action Committee focus on the movement in Oregon while the panels created by the Archives Division showcases the progress of women in Oregon, starting with the territorial period and continuing thru the 1970’s women’s movement, including the creation of Oregon’s Commission for Women. In addition, the Archives created a series of panels dedicated to the women who first held elected positions in Oregon, such as Senator, Secretary of State, Governor and Attorney General.
Finally, the exhibit will include original documents from the Archives holdings, including the original proclamation declaring the passage of women’s suffrage written by Abigail Scott Duniway and her 1913, voter’s registration card.
The exhibit will be on display in the gallery of the State Archives Building through the end of the year. The Archives Building is located at 800 Summer Street NE, in Salem and visitors are welcome during regular business hours 8:00am to 4:45pm Monday thru Friday. Archives will also be open on Saturday, October 13th from 10:00am until 3:00pm, during a special open house celebrating Archives Month.