St. Louis Women Historians was founded in 1981 to provide a local forum for women historians. Members are encouraged to present their research and projects, both formally and informally.
Every year members hold a conference to commemorate National Women's History Month. In 1983 the conference was on the "History of St. Louis Women, 1900-1920." The 1984 conference highlighted "St. Louis Women in World War II." "Technology and Women's Domestic Role" was the theme of the 1985 conference. "St. Louis Women and the Labor Movement" was the theme of the 1986 conference. The 1987 conference was "And She Generally Decides: Mississippi Valley Creole Women in the 18th Century." The theme of the 1988 conference was "From Suffrage to the Smoke Filled Room."
SCOPE AND CONTENT
The St. Louis Women Historians records consist predominantly of information concerning their yearly conferences, 1983-1988. This information includes publicity information, MCH proposals, correspondence, financial records, and evaluations. It does not, however, include transcripts of the discussions or speeches. This collection also includes mailing lists, conference attendance lists, and photographs of some of the exhibits used in the conferences.
Information concerning National Women's History Month can also be found here. A copy of the Mayor's proclamation of National Women's History Month for 1986 is part of the collection. Correspondence with Margaret Hickey is also included.
The information on the planning of each conference is fairly extensive. Information on the group's other activities, however, is scarce in this collection.
Series 1, Conferences: This series consists of information concerning the planning of SLWH conferences, 1983-1988. It includes correspondence, publicity material, attendance, MCH proposals, evaluations and revision of the programs.
Series 2, Correspondence: This series includes correspondence unrelated to SLWH conference activities.
Series 3, History Resources: This series consists of a listing of the Women's history collections at UMSL and a directory of local historical societies in Missouri.
Series 4, Membership: This series includes mailing lists and membership application to SLWH.
Series 5, Photographs: Photos of exhibits and flyers (programs) for the conference are found here.
1. 1983-Final Report
2. 1983-Financial Report
3. 1983-MCH Proposal
7. 1984-Financial Records
8. 1984-MCH Proposal
9. 1984-Program, Participation, and Revisions
10. 1984-Program Report and evaluation
12. 1984-Sign up Sheet
13. 1984-WAC Veterans Association Newsletter
16. 1985-MCH Proposal
17. 1985-Member Contributions
18. 1985-Program Changes and Participation
19. 1985-Project Director's Report and MCH Evaluator Report
21. 1985-Sign up Sheet
25. 1986-Financial Records
26. 1986-Information and Handouts from Coal Mining Women's Support Team
27. 1986-Information and Handouts from International Ladies Garment Workers Union
28. 1986-MCH Proposal
29. 1986-Participation and Program
31. 1986-Sign up Sheet
34. 1987-MCH Proposal, Project Director's Report and Evaluator's Report
36. 1987-Publicity and Program
39. 1988-Financial Records
40. 1988-Mailing Lists
41. 1988-MCH Proposal
44. 1988-Proposal Information
47. 1988-Sign up Sheet
48. General Correspondence, 1983-1988
49. MCH Proposal Guidelines
50. UMSL Women's Center Petition
Series 3: History Resources
51. Directory of Local Historical Societies and Museums in Missouri, 1982-83
52. Listing of Women's History Collections at WHMC at UMSL
Series 4: Membership
53. Mailing List
54. Membership Applications, 1985-1987
Series 5: Photographs
55. 1983 Flyer Cover
56. 1984 Conference exhibits
57. 1988 Conference reception
Conference Attendance, f. 12, 21, 31, 47
Creole Women, f. 32-38
Domesticity, f. 14-21
Hickey, Margaret, correspondence with, f. 5
Historical Societies, f. 51
International Ladies Garment Workers Union, f. 27
Labor Unions, f. 22-31
Museums, f. 51
Politics, Women in, f. 39-47
Proclamation of Women's History Month, f. 29
St. Louis Women, 1900-1920, f. 1-4
Technology in the Home, f. 14-21
WAC, f. 13
Women in Labor Unions, f. 22-31
Women involved in World War II, f. 5-13
Women Coal Mining Support Team, f. 26
Women's Domestic Role, f. 14-21
World War II, f. 5-13
STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF MISSOURI RESEARCH CENTER-ST. LOUIS
222 THOMAS JEFFERSON LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ST. LOUIS
8001 NATURAL BRIDGE ROAD
ST. LOUIS, MO 63121