Beyond Suffrage: A Century of Northern Utah Women Making History

Beyond Suffrage: A Century of Northern Utah Women Making History

Beyond Suffrage: A Century of Northern Utah Women Making History was initiated to examine the impact women have had on northern Utah. Weber State University explored and documented women past and present who have influenced the history of the community, the development of education, and are bringing the area forward for the next generation. The project looked at how the 19th Amendment gave women a voice and representation, and was the catalyst for the way women became involved in the progress of the local area. The project examines the 50 years (1870-1920) before the amendment, the decades to follow and how women are making history today.

The following is an oral history interview with Dr. Dianna Abel, conducted on July 18, 2019 in her office, by Kandice Harris. Dianna discusses her life, her memories at Weber State University, and the impact of the 19th Amendment. Alexis Stokes, the video technician, is also present during this interview.