WAHA has amassed a collection of minutes of Executive Board meetings and Business meetings, written and electronic communications
of Executive Board Committee members, communications of Award and Prize Committee members, program reports, programs of Annual
Conferences, newsletters, reels, and artifacts related to the organization. Given the duration of the organizations’ history
some communications are missing. Some of the correspondence includes that of past WAWH presidents: Barbara Kanner, Karen Offen,
Marguerite Renner, and Nupur Chaudhuri. There are multiple copies of some materials. Updates to the collection will be submitted
to CSUS Special Collections and University Archives annually.
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
10.67 Linear feet
(7 record cartons, 1 card file box, and 1 oversize box)
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from collections must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives.
Permission for publication is given on the behalf of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, The Library,
California State University, Sacramento as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include permission of the
copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Collection is open for research.