What was going on?
Women were organizing to get the vote.
The American Memory Project Archives on Women's Suffrage
The Temperance movement.
Abolition, and temperence
World War I mobilizes many women to join the workforce.
World War I Manuscripts and Documents (Finding guide from the American Memory Project)
1902 Annie Malone moves her beauty supply company to St. Louis. She will become the first female, African American, millionaire.
1909 U.S. Children's Bureau is formally created.
Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first American woman elected to the United States Congress
Women get the vote.
The Women's Bureau is established
Selected government documents from this time period:
Industrial experience of trade-school girls in Massachusetts.1917 Serial Set Number 7288 H.Doc. 64
1912 report discusses whether farmer's wives were more likely to become insane on account of such things as lesser opportunity to socialize or attend religious services. Compares mental health of urban vs rural women based on their typical activities. On pages 70-72 of Wages of Farm Labor, Bulletin #99 in call number A 1.9:651-700