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Women -- History
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract This collection contains correspondence written by Agnes DeLano to her relatives during her Western European travels between 1925-1935.
Dates: 1925 - 1935
Overview This collection contains correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, artwork, and publications related to the life and especially the 1950 lobotomy of Gretchen Richard Reb. The materials date from 1931-2018.
Dates: 1931 - 2018
Collection — Multiple Containers
Overview Helen Halbig (1914-2010) worked for the Public Housing Administration from the late 1930s to 1972, and aided in the creation of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. During WWII she volunteered with Civil Air Patrol and as a trainer with American Women's Voluntary Services. Helen was also involved with the Alexandria chapter of the League of Women Voters (LWV) and served on their board of directors. This collection contains paper records of Helen Halbig's work with the...
Dates: 1937-2010; Majority of material found within 1941 - 1991
Overview Horizons: Theater from a Woman’s Perspective was an award-winning theater that operated in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area from 1977-2007. This collection contains material relating to the operations of Horizons, as well as its previous iteration, the Pro Femina Theater. The material dates from circa 1972–2015, with the bulk of materials dating from 1980–1989.
Dates: 1972-2015; Majority of material found within 1980-1989
Mount Vernon Seminary and College collection of biographical materials and correspondence with Marjorie Merriweather Post
Overview Marjorie Merriweather Post, Founder of the General Foods Corporation, was the First Alumna Trustee of Mount Vernon Seminary and College. She gave untiringly to Mount Vernon Seminary and College, and maintained a lifelong relationship with the school that kept her in constant communication with George Lloyd and later Peter Pelham, Presidents of Mount Vernon Seminary and College. This collection contains correspondence, photographs, newspaper articles, invitations, speeches and memorabilia,...
Dates: 1901-1999; Majority of material found within 1937 - 1973
Overview Donated by historian and archivist Nancy Sahli, this collection contains fliers, newsletters, articles, letters, postcards, and programs. These materials cover several diverse topics all under the overall subject of the history of Washington DC. These topics include women's rights including records of the Capitol Hill National Organization for Women (NOW) and the Sexuality Task Force, a sub-unit of the D.C. NOW chapter, as well as gay rights topics from Title 34 (D.C.'s law against...
Dates: circa 1905 - 1978; Majority of material found within 1974-1978
Abstract The material in this collection document the efforts of two chapters the Washington D.C. Chapter and the Capitol Hill Chapter of the National Organization for Women. The material in the collection dates from ca. 1971-ca. 1999.
Dates: circa 1971-1999; Majority of material found within 1971 - 1983
Overview This collection contains photographs, slides, scrapbooks, articles, audio cassettes, and correspondence related to the work and life of Dr. Ruth Osborn. Dr. Osborn founded and directed the women's continuing education program at GW titled "Developing New Horizons for Women" from 1964 until her retirement in 1979.
Dates: 1956-2005; Majority of material found within 1963 - 1980
Overview During its time from 1972 through the late 1980s, the Washington Area Women’s Center served both as a space where women could explore aspects of feminism and work on projects dedicated to furthering feminist theory and also practical work to serve as a clearinghouse of advisors and information to help women in the Metropolitan Area explore all options related to changing their lives and asserting their rights. This collection contains newsletters, correspondence, posters, audio recordings,...
Dates: 1966-1989; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1984