ArchiveWILLARD, Frances. Archive of 2 items, including 1 Autograph letter signed and one original cabinet card measuring 4” x 6.25” with engraved signature from American educator, temperance reformer, and women's suffragist. Willard became the national president of Woman's Christian Temperance Union in 1879 and remained president until her death in 1898. Since domestic violence was co-morbid with substance abuse, the WCTU aimed to protect and enfranchise women otherwise legally bound to abusive husbands. Her influence continued in the next decades, as the Eighteenth (on Prohibition) and Nineteenth (on women's suffrage) Amendments to the United States Constitution were adopted. Willard developed the slogan "Do Everything" for the WCTU and encouraged members to engage in a broad array of social reforms by lobbying, petitioning, preaching, publishing, and education. During her lifetime, Willard succeeded in raising the age of consent in many states as well as passing labor reforms including the eight-hour work day. Her vision also encompassed prison reform, scientific temperance instruction, Christian socialism, and the global expansion of women's rights. One autograph letter signed by Willard, dated May 14, 1879. 2 pages. 5-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches. Cairo, Illinois. Addressed to Mr. Bowen, concerning an upcoming speaking engagement and the arrangements to be made. Willard's platform of "Home Protection" as the premise behind suffrage was designed to appeal to women everywhere. She held that if a woman had the right to vote, she could better protect her home and family and improve society. She mentions this in her note, writing: "Mr. Bowen, 'Home Protection' will be my subject. 'Evanston' Illinois will be my address for though absent, letters will be promptly forwarded. Will arrive July 3d. If there is no objections, I will bring my secretary, Miss Anna Gordon, daughter of I.M. Gordon, former treasurer of A.B.C.F.M. Anticipating a pleasant trip, I am yours sincerely, · Frances Willard." Letter and cabinet card are in very good condition.