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Companion Display to "Raising Your Voice, Casting Your Vote"

Now through December 19, 2020

Music/Media Library | Miller Nichols Library, Ground Floor

Logo for Raising Your Voice display, with woman playing clarion.In August, we launched the digital display “Raising Your Voice, Casting Your Vote:  Music of Suffrage” in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. In addition to music associated with the women’s suffrage movement, we explored music related to voting rights throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.

We’ve expanded that display with an onsite component, available for viewing and check-out at the Music/Media Library. Additionally, UMKC Libraries released Be An Informed Voter , a guide to clarify aspects of the voting process.

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Raising Your Voice, Casting Your Vote: Music of Suffrage

Physical Display Resource List


  • Hayes, Eileen M. Hayes – Songs in Black and Lavender: Race, Sexual Politics, and Women’s Music ML82.H42 2010
  • Kelly, Jennifer – In Her Own Words: Conversations with Composers in the United States ML390.K33 2013
  • Lyon, Mary, ed. – Books and Portraits: Some further selections from the Literary and Biographical writing of Virginia Woolf PR6045.O72 A6
  • McMillen, Sally G. – Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women’s Rights Movements HQ1418.M36 2008
  • Pendle, Karin, ed. – Women & Music: A History ML82.W6 1991
  • Peretti, Burton W. – Lift Every Voice: The History of African American Music ML3556.P45 2009
  • Sanjek, Russell – American Popular Music and Its Business: The First Four Hundred Years ML200.S26 1988 v. 1, 2, and 3
  • Sheppard, Alice – Cartooning for Suffrage NC1425.S54 1994
  • Smyth, Ethel – Impressions that Remained: Memoirs ML410.S66 A36
  • Wenner, Hilda E. and Elizabeth Freilicher – Here’s to the Women: 100 Songs for and about American Woman M1997.W64 H4 1987
  • Zitkala-Sa – American Indian Stories E99.Y25 Z57 1985


  • Argento, Dominick – From the Diary of Virginia Woolf M1621.A73 F76 1975
  • Beach, Amy – Concerto for Pianoforte & Orchestra M1010.B39
  • Beach, Amy Marcy Cheney – Chanson d’Amour op. 21, no. 1 M1621.3.B365 C42 2011
  • Glickman, Sylvia, ed. – American Women Composers: Piano Music from 1865-1915 M21.A54 1990
  • Higdon, Jennifer Hear My Voice* M1552.H54 H32 2012
  • Hopekirk, Helen – Seventy Scottish Songs M1746.S5 1992
  • Stein, Gertrude and Virgil Thompson – The Mother of Us All M1503.T484 M6 1947
  • Thomas, Omar – Of Our New Day Begun*  fM1245.T495 O42 2015
  • *Part of the UMKC Music/Media Library Shining A Light collection.


  • America Rock – Schoolhouse Rock  CD 2012:468
  • Ethel Smyth: Impressions that Remain – Chagall Trio CD 97:67
  • Friends Gather Round – Rosy’s Bar and Grill & The Neon Girls CD 2017:271
  • From the Diary of Virginia Woolf – Virginia Dupuy CD 93:342
  • The Mother of Us All – Santa Fe Opera CD 2002: 189
  • Sing for Freedom: The story of the Civil Rights Movement through its songs CD 95:97


  • A Passion for Justice – Ida B. Wells E185.97.W55 I322 2004
  • Iron Jawed Angels: Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way PN1995.9.D65 I766 2004
  • One Woman, One Vote JK1896.O53 2005 (VHS)
  • Shut Up & Sing – Dixie Chicks KF4772.S58 2007

LPs from the Marr Sound Archives:

  • American Indian Songs of Lament and Protest Folkway Records: FHA 37254
  • “…but the women rose.” Vol.1 Folkways Records: FH 5535
  • The Dred Scott decision: speeches by Frederick Douglass Folkways Records: FH 5528
  • Great American women’s speeches Caedmon: TC 2067
  • Songs of the Suffragettes Folkways Records: FH 5281
  • The Sound of dissent Mercury: SR 61203
  • We will never give up: a live album Carolsdatter Productions: 208074x
  • What if I am a woman Folkways Records: FH 5537 v.1

Display created by Tracy Bass, Bryanna Beasley and Libby Hanssen. Digital display designed by Sean McCue. 2020.

Posted: October 19, 2020