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The Successors

Over twenty years NAWSA made an additional four donations to the Smithsonian Institution, including artifacts from the organization’s final presidents, Anna Howard Shaw and Carrie Chapman Catt.

Anna Howard Shaw and Carrie Chapman Catt at a New York suffrage parade, 1917

Anna Howard Shaw and Carrie Chapman Catt at a New York suffrage parade, 1917

Medal for Distinguished Service, 1918

This medal was given to Anna Howard Shaw as Chair of the Woman’s Committee of the Council of National Defense.

Gift of National American Woman Suffrage Association

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Gavel, 1916

This gavel presented to Carrie Chapman Catt by NAWSA members.

Gift of National American Woman Suffrage Association

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