VOTE! The Life and Work of Sadie Jacobs Crockin 1879-1965
A JMM Travelling Exhibit
On view at JMM December 12, 2010 – January 1, 2011
As a woman, an American, and a Jew, Sadie Jacobs Crockin championed many causes. Throughout her life, she brought women together in organizations that empowered diverse Americans to participate fully in civic life. Crockin exemplified the college-educated, progressive “New Woman” of her day who joined women’s club for self-improvement and to effect social change. Under her leadership, the Baltimore chapter of the League of Women Voters helped women exercise their newly won right to vote. She was the founding president of the Baltimore chapter of Hadassah, the first Zionist women’s organization. Once she had firmly established these and other organizations locally, Crockin achieved statewide prominence as an advocate for social justice and women’s rights.
This exhibit commemorated the 90th anniversary of the League of Womens Voters of Baltimore City
The Equal Suffrage League was one of the two major suffrage organizations in Maryland during the decade prior to passage of the Nineteenth Amendment. It went out of existence in 1920 as women turned their attention to forming the League of Women Voters.
The Baltimore chapter of the League of Women Voters presented this vase to Sadie Crockin upon completion of her eleventh year as president.
Modest in appearance but diverse in scope, the materials in this scrapbook document the wide-ranging programs of the Baltimore League of Women Voters during its first two decades.
Sadie Crockin used this datebook to draft speeches and meeting agendas, account for pledges and donations, and keep track of committee lists during her presidency of Hadassah, Baltimore Chapter.
The League of Women Votes presented this bowl to Sadie Crockin at the end of her service as president.
These pages are Sadie Crockin’s notes for an oral report on the first American Jewish Congress, which she attended as one of five delegates elected from Baltimore. Crockin’s report vividly describes the diversity of the delegates and the historic proceedings, which aimed to secure “full rights” for Jews around the world, including in Palestine.
Emil Crockin gave this vase in the Baltimore repousse style to Sadie when they were married.
Commemorating a luncheon held in Sadie Crockin’s honor at Baltimore’s Park Plaza Hotel, this volume contains inscribed autographs and verses, telegrams, cards, notes, and newspaper clippings. Among those who contributed to the book are Lavinia Engle, Bertha Szold Levin, Rabbi Israel Goldman, Esther Lazarus, Hilda Blaustein, Gertrude Saxon, Rosa Kolker, Anne and Able Wolman, and Rachel Skutch.
Sadie Jacobs won this medallion for “Best Address” at her graduation from Randolph Macon Women’s College.
VOTE! was on view at:
- Maryland Women’s Heritage Center: January 3, 2011 – January 21, 2011
- Miller Senate Building: February 8, 2011 – March 1, 2011
- Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore Branch: March 2, 2011 – March 21, 2011
- Baltimore Hebrew Congregation: April 4, 2011 – April 18, 2011
- Hadassah, Baltimore Chapter: May 2, 2011 – May 6, 2011
- Temple Oheb Shalom: May 6, 2011 – May 20, 2011
- Chizuk Amuno Congregation: June 12, 2011 – August 1, 2011
- Enoch Pratt Free Library, Reisterstown Road Branch: February 28, 2012 – Apri; 3, 2012
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