State Board of Health License for Dr. Mary Ellen Britton, 1902

With gratitude to Mrs. Yvonne Giles of the Isaac Scott Hathaway Museum, Inc., Lexington, Kentucky, who shared this scan of the license granted to Dr. Mary Ellen Britton to practice medicine in Fayette County, Kentucky.  The license is dated August 25, 1902 - making Dr. Britton the first woman licensed to practice medicine in Fayette County.

Breaking the Bronze Ceiling

Logo for the Breaking the Bronze Ceiling campaign in Lexington, Kentucky. Their goal is to have a monument in place - in a prominent downtown Lexington location - in 2020 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. See more about this initiative and get updates from their Facebook community page: https://www.facebook.com/breakingbronzeceiling/

Mary C. Roark, 1896

Mrs. Mary Creegan Roark (Of Lexington, President of Lexington Sorosis). "Women at the Polls In Lexington Last Fall." Courier-Journal (May 17, 1896) [clipping in Laura Clay Papers, Box 18, folder 18, University of Kentucky Special Collections and Research Center].

The clipping, describing the successful school board elections in Lexington of the fall of 1895 and the installation of the new board, included a short biography of Mrs. Roark, under the subtitle: "A Successful Candidate" as follows:

Presidents and Chairmen of County Leagues in Kentucky, Jan. 4, 1914. Laura Clay Papers, Box 15, folder 23. University of Kentucky Special Collections & Research Center, Lexington, KY.

Title: Presidents and Chairmen of County Leagues in Kentucky, Jan. 4, 1914.

Publisher: Laura Clay Papers, Box 15, folder 23. University of Kentucky Special Collections & Research Center, Lexington, KY.

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Clay, Mary Barr. [Speech before U.S. House Judiciary Committee, March 8, 1884] in "Congressional Hearings and Reports of 1884," History of Woman Suffrage, Vol IV. Susan B. Anthony & Ida Husted Harper, eds. (Susan B. Anthony, 1902), 44-45.

Author: Clay, Mary Barr.

Title: [Speech before U.S. House Judiciary Committee, March 8, 1884] in "Congressional Hearings and Reports of 1884," The History of Woman Suffrage, Vol IV. Susan B. Anthony & Ida Husted Harper, eds.

Publisher: Susan B. Anthony, 1902

Pages: 44-45.

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