Welcome to the Archives of Women's Political Communication

The Archives of Women's Political Communication is an online archives created by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University devoted entirely to women's political speech. It houses speeches and political advertising of U.S. women senators and representatives, governors and lieutenant governors, cabinet members, Supreme Court justices, and first and second ladies; international women leaders; and historically significant women leaders and activists. It also includes speeches by women who have spoken on Iowa State’s campus as recipients of the Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics.

Speeches and ads are continually being gathered by our staff and added to the archives. Please feel free to contact us with any suggestions for additions to our collection.

The archives is made possible through a generous gift from Richard and Mary Jo Stanley of Muscatine, Iowa.

"Everybody counts in applying democracy. And there will never be a true democracy until every responsible and law-abiding adult in it, without regard to race, sex, color or creed has his or her own inalienable and unpurchasable voice in government."
Carrie Chapman Catt (1917)
Votes for All: A Symposium. In The Crisis 15(1).