Anna Howard Shaw





Tactful, witty, socially agreeable, broad minded, avoiding useless controversy, yet abating nothing in the force of her arguments, she made friends everywhere for herself and her cause...
Enfranchised women will place her name high on their roll of honor.   
Indianapolis Star at Anna Howard Shaw's death.

Links to a selection of other sites about Anna Howard Shaw (updated October 2011)

Some of these sites have much information about Dr. Shaw; some have just a mention of her name. If you know of a site we’ve missed, we’d love to hear from you.

Biographies and History: A sampling of many biographies available on the Internet.

Bibliographies and Collections: Some are searchable online.

  • Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture
    This bibliography is specifically designed to reflect the resources available in Duke University Libraries. For those of you visiting this page who do not have access to Duke Libraries, you will probably find many of the published sources listed here in your local public, college, or university libraries.
  • Shaw, Anna Howard, 1847-1919. Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1908-1943: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
  • Suffrage Collection, 1851-1982
    (Bulk: 1880s-1920s), Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts. The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Photos: These photos are just delightful!

Books and articles: Some of the books are out of print but may be available on resale sites.

  • The Story of a Pioneer by Anna Howard Shaw: Dr. Shaw's autobiography was written in 1915. It is available today as an etext (thanks to the Gutenberg Project), Kindle, and several other forms for downloading and at bookseller sites.
  • Women in History
    Recommended Reading at Embracing the Child, a nonprofit organization that develops much-needed libraries for organizations serving the most vulnerable kids at such front-line facilities as juvenile detention centers, emergency shelters, after-school care, and summer daycamp programs in inner-city or poverty-pocket communities.
  • A Voice from the Wilderness by Don Brown
    Children's book about Anna Howard Shaw (Sept 2001). Purchase here to benefit Embracing the Child.
  • Leaders of Women's Suffrage (History Makers) by Kristina Dumbeck (New York: Lucent Books, 31 Dec 2001)
  • Anna Howard Shaw; Suffrage Orator and Social Reformer, by Wil A. Linkugel and Martha Solomon (published by Greenwood Press, Westport, Conn, 1990).
  • From Preachers to Suffragists: Woman's Rights and Religious Conviction in the Lives of Three Nineteenth-Century American Clergywomen (Paperback) by Beverly Zink-Sawyer
  • Through the Front Doors: Methodist Women's Journey Toward Ordination: Anna Snowden Oliver and Anna Howard Shaw, Pitts Theology Library, Candler School of Theology, Emory University.  A large portion of this text was taken with permission from the book Courageous Past, Bold Future: The Journey toward Full Clergy Rights for Women in The United Methodist Church by Patricia Thompson.
  • Pellauer, Mary D. Toward a Tradition of Feminist Theology: the religious social thought of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Anna Howard Shaw.
    Brooklyn, NY: Carlson, 1991.
  • The Yellow Ribbon Speaker: Readings and Recitations (1891, with Alice Stone Blackwell and Lucy Elmina Anthony)
  • "Women in the Ministry," Anna Howard Shaw. Chautauquan, v. 27, August 1898.
    Article written by Anna Howard Shaw about women in ministry in various denominations throughout the United States. Contains names of ordained women, descriptions of their work and dates of their leadership.

Speeches and Writings by Anna Howard Shaw

Centers and Schools: Do you know of other schools named for Anna Howard Shaw?

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