Jennie Bradley Roessing Papers


University of Pittsburgh




Jennie Bradley Roessing was an active participant in the women's suffrage movement in the early 1900s and various Pittsburgh-area civic, labor, and community organizations through the late 1950s. This collection includes personal papers, correspondence, newspaper clippings, travel diaries, photographs, architectural drawings, pamphlets, speeches, and memorabilia.


Jennie Bradley Roessing Papers, 1887-1962


Mixed materials


1.875 linear feet


Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.





Collection Items

Poster showing which states gave women the vote and when. The poster held by Archives & Special Collections was used in the Liberty Bell campaign throughout the 67 counties of Pennsylvania.

Suffrage Movement Correspondence
Letter by Jennie Bradley Roessing discussing her role in the women's suffrage movement from 1912-1915.

The First Hundred Years (speech)
Speech given by Roessing to the Pennsylvania Club Women which links the Suffrage movement to the anti-slavery movement one hundred years after the first Anti-Slavery Convention held in London, England.

National American Woman Suffrage Association Headquarters News Letter (periodical), including "The Congressional Situation" by Jennie Bradley Roessing,
This newsletter was instrumental in distributing information about the Suffrage movement. It was the primary means of getting the message out.

Liberty Bell Campaigning in Cumberland
The Justice Bell made a stop on the Square in downtown Carlisle, Pennsylvania on October 1, 1915. Weighing in at one ton, the Justice Bell is a bronze replica of the Liberty Bell, with a few differences such as the addition of "establish JUSTICE" in…
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