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Library acquires unknown Susan B. Anthony letters found in old barn

Library acquires unknown Susan B. Anthony letters found in old barn

March 29, 2017

Forgotten for over a century, a recently discovered trove of more than a hundred letters fills in the political details of how the suffrage movement was run and the women activists who ran it.

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Happy birthday, Sue B.

Happy birthday, Sue B.

February 15, 2016

February 15 marks the 196th birthday of American civil rights and social justice leader, Susan B. Anthony. In 1900, Anthony led the fundraising campaign to secure the admission of women to the University, and pledged her own life insurance policy in order to meet the deadline.

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Early Douglass daguerreotype on display

Early Douglass daguerreotype on display

December 8, 2015

One of the earliest images of the 19th-century abolitionist is on loan at the River Campus Libraries through February. While here, the 1848 portrait will feature in a larger exhibition about the University’s work on researching and preserving daguerreotypes.

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Center brings Susan B. Anthony into the 21st century with  #SueBSays

Center brings Susan B. Anthony into the 21st century with  #SueBSays

August 21, 2015

While much is known about the famed suffragist’s stance on social equality and slavery, Susan B. Anthony also had lots to say on a variety of issues that still resonate today.

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Alaris, UR partner to digitize Susan B. Anthony letters

Alaris, UR partner to digitize Susan B. Anthony letters

February 24, 2015

Kodak Alaris Inc. has partnered with the University of Rochester to digitize a large collection of correspondence between suffragist Susan B. Anthony and her friend and colleague, Rachel Foster Avery. The collection’s workflow enabled scanning of 1,470 images, including some 50 photographs, in roughly 20 hours.

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Celebrating Susan B. Anthony’s 195th Birthday

Celebrating Susan B. Anthony’s 195th Birthday

February 13, 2015

Faculty, students, and staff will celebrate Susan B. Anthony’s birthday with a visit to her gravesite in Mount Hope Cemetery on Monday, Feb. 16.

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Long unseen, treasures have a new spotlight

Long unseen, treasures have a new spotlight

December 25, 2014

Descendants of the suffragist Rachel Foster Avery preserved letters and photos that she exchanged with Susan B. Anthony, along with some family china printed with suffragist slogans. In August, American Eagle Auction & Appraisal Company and the Super Auction planned to sell the collection as separate lots in Ann Arbor, Mich. The University of Rochester persuaded the companies to call off the sale.

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University acquires newly discovered collection of Susan B. Anthony letters

University acquires newly discovered collection of Susan B. Anthony letters

August 26, 2014

94 years ago with the formal adoption of the 19th Amendment, women won the right to vote. Now, a newly discovered collection of Susan B. Anthony letters will help show how. The letters were written by Anthony to her “most cherished young lieutenant” Rachel Foster Avery.

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Susan B. Anthony letters a major find for UR

Susan B. Anthony letters a major find for UR

August 26, 2014

The materials in the collection, which date from 1881 through the turn of the century, include more than 60 autographed and typed letters, signed cabinet cards and photographs, and other related material, and will supplement an existing collection of letters between the two women held in the school library’s Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation.

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Events Explore Susan B. Anthony’s Life and Legacy

Events Explore Susan B. Anthony’s Life and Legacy

February 7, 2013

It may be difficult for many people to see Susan B. Anthony, who was often photographed looking dignified and austere, as the controversial figure that she was.

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