In honor of the centennial of Oregon women achieving the vote, the Fall 2012 issue of the Oregon Historical Quarterly is dedicated to the topic of women and citizenship. Guest edited by historian Kimberly Jensen, the special issue addresses a variety of topics around women’s issues.
OHQ is a peer-reviewed, public-history journal that has been published continuously by the Oregon Historical Society since 1900.
Oregon Experience: The Suffragists features the music of local women’s singing group Mrs. Murphy’s Choir. The women have been singing together for over 20 years and perform locally.
For Oregon Experience’s documentary, they performed two songs suffragists often sang at rallies and events –"Oh, Dear What Can the Matter Be?" and "Keep Women in Her Sphere."
Century of Action: Oregon Women Vote, 1912-2012, is an organization dedicated to celebrating the centennial. Kimberly Jensen is a professor of History and Gender Studies at Western Oregon University. She discusses the importance of the centennial anniversary.
Western Oregon University professor Kimberly Jensen’s 2012 book Oregon’s Doctor to the World: Esther Pohl Lovejoy and a Life in Activism looks at the life of Oregon suffragist and pioneer physician Esther Pohl Lovejoy. Esther Pohl Lovejoy was an important force in the Oregon battle for woman’s suffrage.
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