Latter-day Saint Woman’s Suffrage Research GuideOverview


Latter-day Saint Woman’s Suffrage Research Guide

Welcome to the research guide for the women’s suffrage movement in Utah. This guide is designed to assist you in finding and accessing resources about Latter-day Saint women’s involvement in suffrage. Utah women received the right to vote in 1870, but this right was taken from them as a result of the Edmunds-Tucker Act, which was passed by the federal government in 1887. Utah women were again granted the right to vote in 1896, when Utah became a state, and retained the vote until 1920, when the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed.

This guide is divided into sections and subsections containing documents and resources on subjects relevant to researching suffrage in Utah. Each section contains online and textual resources. Online resources are digitized content that you can access from your computer by clicking on the title. Textual resources can be viewed at the Church History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. You can access the item or collection information in the online catalog and request to see the source when you visit the library.