Collection Facts

Extent: 
73 items
Dates of Original: 
c. 1840-1990
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

The first Women’s Rights Convention was held in Seneca Falls in 1848, putting into motion the efforts of women’s rights leaders to achieve equality for women in our nation. Among the many people leading these efforts were Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, Amelia Bloomer, Jane Hunt, and Lucretia Mott. Seneca Falls continues to celebrate these achievements through many events throughout the year, and there are several memorials and museums honoring women's rights in Seneca Falls.

Scope of Collection

This collection includes portraits, photographs of celebrations, newspaper articles, correspondence, and information pertaining to women’s rights, nationally and locally.