The volunteers of History Colorado are an important and dedicated group crucial to our operations. Volunteers play an important role in helping to tell Colorado’s story. Whether it’s greeting visitors at one of our many Community Museums, working behind the scenes of a new exhibit at the History Colorado Center, or inspiring school kids to explore our state's history, we have a variety of opportunities to use your special skills to bring Colorado’s history to life.
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We did it! Volunteers helped us finish this project. Please stay tuned for more suffrage material to launch in August.
Join our digital volunteer network on Zooniverse and help us transcribe documents from well-known suffragists who fought to remove the barrier of gender discrimination at the polls. As a way to make our collection more accessible, this work will create additional resources and knowledge about women's suffrage and will have significant impact for researchers throughout the world.
This digital collection includes documents and handwritten letters from the late 1800s to early 1900s; originally coming from Colorado suffrage leader Ellis Meredith. The items document the work of the 1893 Colorado campaign, showing the personal and professional relationships that national leaders such as Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, and Carrie Chapman Catt built in Colorado to help Colorado suffragists campaign for the vote. Colorado led the way to women's suffrage, becoming the first state to give women the vote by popular referendum in 1893.