Author:Laura Clay

Laura Clay

Kentuckian woman whose work as a political activist included advocacy for equal rights in the 19th and early 20th century

Laura Clay


  Speech on Partial Suffrage (Kentucky Constitutional Convention, December 12, 1890)

  • "The Race Question Again." Kentucky Gazette, April 1890. Box 17, Scrapbook. Laura Clay Papers, Special Collections, University of Kentucky (hereafter LCP).
  • "Miss Clay on Kentucky Law." Circa 1890s. Box 17, Scrapbook. LCP.
  • "Elections." December 12, 1890. Proceedings and Debates in the Convention Assembled at Frankfort, on the eighth day of September, 1890, to adopt, amend or change the Constitution of the State of Kentucky. 2:2090-2093. Frankfort, Ky.: E. Polk Johnson, 1890.
  • "Argument from Bible Teachings." Address, 1894 NAWSA Convention. Woman's Tribune (February 20, 1894). Box 17, Scrapbook, LCP.
  • "Miss Clara M. [Laura] Clay's Speech," 1895 South Carolina Constitutional Convention, Columbia, South Carolina. Weekly News and Courier. September 25, 1895. Box 17, Scrapbook. LCP.
  • "A New Tool." Address, WCTU Banquet. Lexington, Kentucky. February 11, 1913. Box 16, LCP.
  • "NAWSA Speech." Atlantic City, N.J., September 1916. Box 10, LCP.
  • "War Savings Bonds." June 1917. Box 12, LCP.
  • "Women and the Ballot." February 1919, Box 11, LCP.
  • "The Citizens Committee for a State Suffrage Amendment: Open Letter to the Public." June 12, 1919. Box 11, LCP.
  • "Need of Self-Expression." Address, Hamilton College, December 1919. Box 11, LCP.
  • "Paramutuel Machines." October 1923. Box 12, LCP.
  • "Why I Am Going to Vote for Al Smith." October 1928. Box 12, LCP.
  • "Why I Am a Democrat." Democratic Woman's Journal. December 1929. Box 12, LCP.

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1928.

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