March 2011

News from the Archives provides readers with news concerning U.S. Women's History from archives and repositories with collections and projects of interest. If you are affiliated with an archive or repository and would like to submit an announcement that you feel would be of interest to our readers, please contact Tanya Zanish-Belcher at tzanish .

Society of American Archivists Women's Collections Roundtable:

The Women's Collections Roundtable has recently started a new blog to share new and processed collections from around the United States.

Iowa Women's Archives (University of Iowa)
Women's Suffrage in Iowa: A Digital Collection

The Iowa Women's Archives in the University of Iowa Libraries has received a grant of 14,300 from the State Historical Society, Inc., an Iowa foundation that promotes historical research and writing, to digitize documents pertaining to the women's suffrage movement in Iowa. The outcome will be an online collection of suffrage documents, a resource page linking to other repositories and sources, and an online exhibit. Most of the documents are from collections in the Iowa Women's Archives, with additional materials from the rich suffrage collections of the State Historical Society of Iowa.

For a brief history of the women's suffrage movement in Iowa and examples of the resources that will be available in summer 2011 through the University of Iowa's Iowa Digital Library, take a look at the exhibit "Women's Suffrage in Iowa: A Sneak Peek of a New Digital Collection" at .

For further information about the Iowa Women's Archives, go to: .

Jewish Women's Archives

The Jewish Women's Archives has recently introduced "Living the Legacy," a Jewish Social Justice Education Project, that provides a curriculum focused on the civil rights movement for 8-12th graders:

Know How Conference on Women and Information
The Know How Community is a worldwide network of information specialists who are making information about the position of women in society available and accessible:

The 2010 Conference, which had been scheduled to be held in South Korea in 2011, has been postponed and there is currently an interim advisory board determining how to proceed with the future of Know How. The members include Felix Martinez Barrientos (PUEG), Ruth Ojiambo Ochieng (Isis WICCE), Nidia Bustillos, Tilly Vriend (Aletta), Jan Moorman (APC WNSP), Jennifer Radloff (APC WNSP), Cai Yiping (Isis International Manila), Sarah Macharia (WACC), Frieda Werden (WINGS), Reiko Aoki (NWEC). For a copy of a recent report surveying those involved with Know How, please contact Lin McDevitt-Pugh, mcdevitt-pugh

University of North Carolina:
Southern Cultures, the award-winning and peer-reviewed quarterly from UNC's Center for the Study of the American South, is seeking submissions about Women, Women's History, Gender Roles, and related topics. Submission guidelines and more information are available at their website. Interested scholars also can now view material from the last ten years at a new special section of the website devoted to Women and Gender at:

For additional information, please contact Dave Shaw, the Executive Editor,

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