Scholar to Lecture at UM on Imagery of Woman Suffrage Movement

February 27, 2014

MISSOULA – In celebration of Women’s History Month, the University of Montana will host Catherine Palczewski, professor of communication studies and women’s and gender studies at the University of Northern Iowa, for a lecture titled “Picturing the Arguments about Woman Suffrage” from 3:40 to 5 p.m. Monday, March 10, in Liberal Arts Building Room 302.

In 1909, at the height of the woman suffrage controversy and during the golden age of postcards, the Dunston-Weiler Lithograph Co. of New York produced a 12-card set of full-color lithographic cartoon postcards opposing woman suffrage. In her lecture, Palczewski will explore the ways these postcards reflected debates about woman suffrage, the “new woman” and gender in early 20th century America.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Palczewski’s visit is co-sponsored by the UM Women’s and Gender Studies Program and Department of Communication Studies. The event is held in conjunction with Women’s History Month and the centennial of Montana woman suffrage.

For more information call UM Professor Anya Jabour at 406-243-4364 or email More information about Women’s History Month events and exhibits at UM is available online at




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Contact: Anya Jabour, UM professor of history and women’s and gender studies, 406-243-4364,