Supporting women's history through research, writing, publication, preservation, interpretation, teaching and public education.
Documenting Women’s Activism and Leadership
in Chicago, 1945-2000

Project Components

"Documenting Women's Activism and Leadership in the Chicago Area, 1945-2000" will provide the first comprehensive survey of significant Chicago area personalities, issues, organizations, actions, institutions, legislative initiatives and cultural innovations that contributed to change during this exciting period in the city's history. CAWHC will serve as a central registry for information about resources and as a catalyst for projects undertaken by the community. For more information about the project

The project will:

1. Provide a fully-accessible, online database that will identify information and archival resources for the study of the women's activism in the Chicago area

2. Conduct a survey of archival resources currently deposited in established repositories

3. Encourage private individuals to donate historical papers to permanent repositories 

4.Conduct oral history interviews with significant movement personalities and those influenced by it
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