Resources for Suffrage Wagon

Resources: 

Videos about suffrage activist Edna Kearns, her family, and the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon that will be on exhibit at the New York State Museum in 2017, the state’s suffrage centennial celebration.

Working Bibliography:

Devlin, Marilyn Nunes. A Brief History of Rockville Centre: The History and Heritage of a Village (NY), 2011. Page 69. PDF

“E.D. Buckman genealogical collection on the Buckman and allied families,”  Historical Society of Pennsylvania. PDF

Adams, Katherine H. and Michael L. Keene. Alice Paul and the American Suffrage Campaign, University of Illinois Press, 2008. PDF-1  PDF-2

Echo Dale Gardens, the nursery that Edna and Wilmer Kearns owned and operated in Plymouth Heights, PA. from 1920 on. Archival materials at New York Botanical Garden, LuEsther T. Mertz Library, Bronx, New York.

Emmert, Sara A. “Museum Exhibit Honors Birth of Women Suffrage in New York,Legislative Gazette. March 8, 2010. PDF

“From Wagon’s Tail Woman Spreads Gospel,” The San Diego Union, July 20, 1913.

Greene, David L. The Kearns Family of Decatur and Derry Townships, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, 1979.

“Historical Sketches,” Conshohocken Reporter, April 16, 1929. PDF.

Kearns, Marguerite. “Hitch a Ride on the Women’s Suffrage Wagon,”  Newsday.  March 18, 2010. PDF-1  PDF-2

Kearns, Marguerite. “Suffrage History: Long Island’s Three Wagon Women,” The New York History Blog, April 9, 2014. PDF.

Kearns, Marguerite. “The Spirit of 1776,” New York Archives. Fall 2013, pp. 28-31.

Naylor, Natalie A. Women in Long Island’s Past: A History of Eminent Ladies and Everyday Lives. The History Press, 2012, p. 122. History PressPDF

New York State Hall of Governor’s Exhibit, March-Sept. 2012. Albany, NY. “From Seneca Falls to the Supreme Court: New York’s Women Leading the Way.” PDF

“Off on Caravan to Win Long Island,” The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 2, 1913. PDF

Petrash, Antonia. Long Island and the Woman Suffrage Movement. The History Press, 2013.

Proceedings of New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, 215th Session held in the Meeting House on Fifteenth Street and Rutherfurd Place, NY, May 1910. (Edna Kearns, Reception Committee).

Proceedings of New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, 218th Session held in the Meeting House on Fifteenth Street and Rutherfurd Place, NY, May 1913. (Edna Kearns, chair of Publicity Committee). PDF

Proceedings of New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, 223rd Session held in the Meeting House on Fifteenth Street and Rutherfurd Place, NY, May 1918. (Edna Kearns, Publicity Committee chair submits report). PDF

Schott, Linda. Reconstructing Women’s Thoughts: The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Before World War II. Stanford University, 1997. PDF

Stein, Geoffrey N. “Suffrage Wagon: Rolling for Women’s Right to Vote.” Legacy magazine.  The Magazine of the New York State Museum. Vol. 4, No. 1. Summer 2008. PDF

“Suffrage Day is Widely Kept:  Questions at Union Square,” NY Times,  May 3, 1914. (Serena Kearns on platform as suffrage poster child). PDF

“Suffragists Out for a Stir,” NYTimes, July 1, 1913. PDF

“Suffragists Off for Farms in Garb of ’76,” The Sun, July 2, 1913. PDF

Quaker Meeting Records. Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College. Also, Buckman Family Reunion file in Friends Historical Library collection. PDF

“Votes for Women: The Long Island Movement,” edited by Mrs. Wilmer R. Kearns. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, October 11, 1912. PDF

Wedding announcement: Edna Buckman-Wilmer Kearns. Friends’ Intelligencer. July 2, 1904. PDF

 

 EXTRA:

More news articles about the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon and the 1913 Long Island organizing campaign.

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