Susan B. Anthony & Alfred

Anthony, Susan, signature in AU book

“To Mrs. A.A. Allen — For the Library’s Reading Room of Alfred University — From her sincere friend & admirer — Susan B. Anthony, Rochester — July 9, 1888”

This inscription is found in Anthony’s “History of Woman Suffrage” found in the University’s Rare Book Collection. Anthony lectured on campus in November, 1870 and became friends with Abigail Allen, a staunch advocate for women’s rights (education, suffrage, etc.). Alfred University is the second oldest coeducational college/university in the U.S. — something to celebrate not only during Women’s History Month but each and every day.

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