Using the Sources section to support your extended essay
Over 50 archive sources on this site will help those of you who are thinking of producing an Extended Essay on the theme of the women's suffrage movement in Scotland.
You'll know already that once you've chosen your issue and your title, you need to use a variety of historical sources to support your arguments. You can use the sources on this site to illustrate and strengthen different points that you want to make in your essay.
Remember to think about the origin and purpose of each source, i.e. who wrote or published it, and why? Is the writer known to be pro- or anti-women's suffrage? Is the writer or photographer aiming to influence public opinion about the women's suffrage campaign?
The archive material in the sources section has been organised into the following topic areas:
- Sources 1-4: Why did women want the vote?
- Sources 5-17: What methods did the suffragettes and suffragists use?
- Sources 18-27: Arguments for and against women's suffrage
- Sources 28-37: Reactions from the authorities, press and public
- Sources 38-47: The effect of the First World War
- Sources 48-49: The impact of the right to vote
- Sources 50-58: The St Andrew's Hall incident, March 1914