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Women were granted the right to vote 75 years ago under the 19th amendment, but the fight for that right ... [Read more]

The announcement of Susan B. Anthony's upcoming speech appeared in the Sentinel on August 5, 1871. The following notice appeared ... [Read more]

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The Library Association, 1868-1881

The Santa Cruz City and County Public Library System had its origins early in 1868 when interested citizens resolved to provide books and magazines to participating members. A key personality of this group was Frank Cooper, who, on June 6, 1868, drafted the following proclamation:

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Excerpted from The History of the Santa Cruz Public Library System: Part 1-- 1868-1881 by Margaret Souza