March 2017

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

The American Museum of Women's History
Report to Congress and the President of the United States

This report details the background and history, as well as final recommendations, for a creation of the American Museum of Women's History (to be part of the Smithsonian Institute). The report includes detailed recommendations related to structure and governance; collection, content and impact; outreach efforts and data analysis; site selection; fundraising, and several phases of action plans.

Sallie Bingham Center, Duke University

This Pinterest page includes images of documents from the Women's Liberation Movement (An online archival collection from the Special Collections Library at Duke University). Included are manifestos, speeches, essays, and other materials documenting various aspects of the Women's Movement in the United States.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA:

In the spring, 2016, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities planning grant on behalf of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries for "In Her Own Right: Women Asserting Their Civil Rights, 1820-1920." #HerOwnRight Details at the link:

National Endowment for the Humanities (2016 funded projects):

The Woman Behind the Camera: Home Movies and Amateur Film by Women, 1925-1997

Northeast Historic Film; Lesbian Home Movie Project; Chicago Film Archives

Women of Design: Revealing Women's Hidden Contributions to the Built Environment Virginia Tech

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| March 2012 | September 2012 |
| March 2013 | September 2013 |
| March 2014 | September 2014 |
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