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Calyn A. HitchcockFollow

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Presentation

Faculty Mentor’s Full Name

Anya Jabour

Faculty Mentor’s Department

History

Abstract

Calyn Hitchcock

Margaret Jane Rozsa, A Montana Suffragist

I will explore the life and activism of Margaret Jane Rozsa, a resident of Butte, Montana. Rozsa was not only an advocate of woman suffrage but also a strong proponent of accessible education and social services. She also was involved in the Progressive-era anti-prostitution movement. To learn about her life, I conducted research in federal census records, Montana newspapers, the California Death Index, and U.S. City Directories. My research on Margaret Jane Rozsa highlights many of the issues women in America cared about during the Progressive Era. By focusing on a Montana suffragist, it also offers a glimpse behind the scenes of the national suffrage movement.

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Apr 27th, 4:40 PM Apr 27th, 5:00 PM

Margaret Jane Rozsa, A Montana Suffragist

UC 327

Calyn Hitchcock

Margaret Jane Rozsa, A Montana Suffragist

I will explore the life and activism of Margaret Jane Rozsa, a resident of Butte, Montana. Rozsa was not only an advocate of woman suffrage but also a strong proponent of accessible education and social services. She also was involved in the Progressive-era anti-prostitution movement. To learn about her life, I conducted research in federal census records, Montana newspapers, the California Death Index, and U.S. City Directories. My research on Margaret Jane Rozsa highlights many of the issues women in America cared about during the Progressive Era. By focusing on a Montana suffragist, it also offers a glimpse behind the scenes of the national suffrage movement.