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    Woodrow Wilson Typed Letter Signed "Woodrow Wilson". One page on White House letterhead, 6.75" x 8.5" (sight), matted and framed with print of Wilson to an overall size of 19" x 13.75". Letter dated February 27, 1917, addressed to Mrs. Ida Harper, Chairman, Editorial Department, Press Bureau, National American Women Suffrage Association. In full:

    "My dear Mrs. Harper: The Secretary of War has transmitted to me the resolution presented to him at the meeting held on Sunday afternoon in Poli's Theatre under the auspices of the National American Woman Suffrage Associate, and I want to express through you my very great and sincere admiration of the action taken. Cordially and sincerely yours, Woodrow Wilson".

    The meeting Woodrow refers to was that of February 23-24, when the National American Women Suffrage Association (NAWSA) gathered to discuss the issue of World War I. Observing that the United States was on the brink of joining the war, the women of NAWSA voted that should the U.S. enter the war, their association would offer its full assistance to the government's war effort. Up until this point, the National Association had held the custom of participating only in matters that directly related to women's suffrage.

    This partnership between the National American Women Suffrage Association and President Wilson, in part, forwarded the movement for women's suffrage. Referencing the immense support and aid of women during the First World War, Wilson appealed to Congress in 1918 saying, "We have made partners of the women in this war... Shall we admit them only to a partnership of suffering and sacrifice and toil and not to a partnership of privilege and right?" *

    Condition: Good, letter slightly toned.

    Reference: * GWLI Staff. (2013, June 4). "Woodrow Wilson and the Women's Suffrage Movement: A Reflection". WilsonCenter.org. Web. 17 Jul 2017. https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/woodrow-wilson-and-the-womens-suffrage-movement-reflection


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