Documenting the Women’s Movement in Chicago: 1960's to 1980's

The Chicago Area Women’s History Council (CAWHC) is launching a new project to help document the Chicago 2nd Wave women's movement. Both oral histories and written documents are being collected so that they may be saved and shared with the public.

The kickoff event will be held at 1:30 on March 16 at the Chicago History Museum. Speakers include:

  • Sara M. Evans, Regents Professor of History, University of Minnesota
  • Mary Jean Collins, Organizer; Activist; Sr. Vice Pres. People for the American Way
  • Erin McCarthy, Oral Historian; History Faculty, Columbia College of Chicago
  • Elizabeth Myers, Archivist, Women and Leadership Archives, Loyola University

Reception and Celebration

Movement pioneers included in Feminists Who Changed America 1963 - 1975, edited by Barbara J. Love (University of Illinois Press, 2006) will be honored at a reception following the program. Copies of this book will be on sale.

Admission to the event is FREE, but Museum admission is required: $14.00. Members of Chicago History Museum, DuSable Museum, National Museum of Mexican Art, admitted free. Advance registration required online at or call 773.227.0093

Parking at Clark and LaSalle Streets is $9.00 with Museum validation.

The program is being co-sponsored by Veteran Feminists of America Midwest.