Includes minutes, reports, newsletters, awards, photographs, and artifacts pertaining to the Western Association of Women
The Western Association of Women Historians (WAWH) is an organization of women historians and independent scholars founded
in 1969 to "promote the interests of women historians both in academic settings and in the field of history generally." The
organization was founded by academic historians Grace Larsen (President, 1969) and Linda Kerber (Secretary, 1969.) Known as
the West Coast History Association from 1969-1972, the organization brought together women historians in colleges and universities
to share scholarship and develop professional networking in a casual environment. The organization changed its name in 1972
to the West Coast Association of Women Historians (WCAWH). And in 1980 the organization became the Western Association of
Women Historians (WAWH). Drawing scholars from the Western states, the WAWH is the largest of the regional women's historical
associations in the U.S. In addition to academic historians, WAWH also welcomes literary scholars, art, theater, and film
specialists. Along with promoting scholarship and networking of women historians, WAHA activities include improving employment
and scholarly opportunities for women historians, enhancing the study of women in mainstream history, and exploring new teaching
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