A collection of items relating to women's suffrage in North Dakota. Included are a letter from Susan Pitts to Linda Slaughter about her excitement in being able to vote for county school superintendent, a photograph of the first all-woman jury in Bismarck, and pages from the Barnes County men's and women's ballots for state offices in 1916.
In 1923, after full woman suffrage was granted to all women citizens of the United States, Burleigh County impaneled an all-woman jury. These women were required to go to the court house and declare their intention to serve on a jury. Otherwise, women voters were excluded from jury duty. Some of the women in the photo of this rare event, were among the leading women of Bismarck and Burleigh County. The bailiff, Linnie Hedstrom, is the wife of Sheriff Albin Hedstrom and daughter of Linda Warfel Slaughter.