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Guide to the Western Association of Women Historians Records MSS 2005/02
MSS 2005/02  
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Includes minutes, reports, newsletters, awards, photographs, and artifacts pertaining to the Western Association of Women Historians records.
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 skills.
2.5 Linear feet (2 record cartons)
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