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Rankin Hall

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2019
1. Rankin Hall Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1908 as the University Library, this neoclassical building was Architect A. J. Gibson's fifth and final contribution to campus. In 1983 it was renamed in honor of 1902 graduate, suffragette and pacifist Jeannette Rankin (1880-1973). Missoula-born Rankin was the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress and the only member to vote against entry into both world wars.
 
Erected by University of Montana Alumni Association.
 
Location. 46° 51.646′ N, 113° 59.094′ W. Marker is in Missoula, Montana, in Missoula County. Marker is on Campus Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32 Campus Drive, Missoula MT 59812, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. University Library 1908-1923 (here, next to this marker); University of Montana World War (I) Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Oval (within shouting distance of this marker); First Architect (within shouting distance of this marker); Natural Science Building (about 300 feet away, measured in
Rankin Hall and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2019
2. Rankin Hall and Marker
The marker is to the left of the steps.
a direct line); University Library 1922-1973 (about 300 feet away); University Hall (about 400 feet away); Women's Hall (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Missoula.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located on the University of Montana campus. See https://www.campus-maps.com/umt/ for an interactive campus map.
 
Also see . . .  Jeannette Rankin -- History, Art & Archives, United States House of Representatives. As the first woman Member, Rankin was on the front lines of the national suffrage fight. During the fall of 1917 she advocated the creation of a Committee on Woman Suffrage and, when it was created, she was appointed to it. When the special committee reported out a constitutional amendment on woman suffrage in January 1918, Rankin opened the very first House Floor debate on this subject. (Submitted on January 3, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Categories. ArchitectureCivil RightsPeaceWar, World IIWars, Non-USWomen
 
Jeannette Rankin image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
3. Jeannette Rankin
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 3, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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