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Guide to the Western Association of Women Historians Records MSS 2005/02
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  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Accruals note
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note
  • History of the Organization
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Processed by:
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Restrictions
  • Scope and Contents note

  • Title: Western Association of Women Historians records
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 2005/02
    Contributing Institution: California State University, Sacramento Special Collections & University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2.5 Linear feet (2 record cartons)
    Date (inclusive): 1969-2011
    Abstract: Includes minutes, reports, newsletters, awards, photographs, and artifacts pertaining to the Western Association of Women Historians records.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Collection is open for research. Some restrictions may apply.

    Accruals note

    Updates to the collection will be submitted to CSUS Special Collections and University Archives annually.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    Deed of Gift between California State University, Sacramento Library and WAWH was signed August 17, 2005. Transfers of additional records will be made annually by the organization.

    History of the Organization

    The Western Association of Women Historians (WAWH) is an organization of women historians and independent scholars founded in 1969 to "promote the interests of women historians both in academic settings and in the field of history generally." The organization was founded by academic historians Grace Larsen (President, 1969) and Linda Kerber (Secretary, 1969.) Known as the West Coast History Association from 1969-1972, the organization brought together women historians in colleges and universities to share scholarship and develop professional networking in a casual environment. The organization changed its name in 1972 to the West Coast Association of Women Historians (WCAWH). And in 1980 the organization became the Western Association of Women Historians (WAWH). Drawing scholars from the Western states, the WAWH is the largest of the regional women's historical associations in the U.S. In addition to academic historians, WAWH also welcomes literary scholars, art, theater, and film specialists. Along with promoting scholarship and networking of women historians, WAHA activities include improving employment and scholarly opportunities for women historians, enhancing the study of women in mainstream history, and exploring new teaching skills.
    The WAWH annual conference includes presentations of scholarly papers, new research, discussions of teaching methods, and other issues of importance to women scholars. Sessions devoted to the work and interests of graduate students are encouraged. Five prizes are presented annually at the Awards Banquet.
    Sources:
    1. http://www.wawh.org 2. Renner, M. ed. (1994) Histories of the Western Association of Women Historians 1969-1994. WAHA.

    Preferred Citation note

    [Identification of item], Western Association of Women Historians records, MSS 2005/02, Department of Special Collections and University Archives, The Library, California State University, Sacramento.

    Processed by:

    Reiko Nagumo, November 2010

    Conditions Governing Use note

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, Chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. Requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce from collections must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Permission for publication is given on the behalf of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, The Library, California State University, Sacramento as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Preferred Citation note

    [Identification of item including date], [Folder Title], MSS 2005/02, Western Association of Women Historians records, Department of Special Collections and University Archives, The Library, California State University, Sacramento.

    Restrictions

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, Chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. Requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce from collections must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Permission for publication is given on the behalf of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, The Library, California State University, Sacramento as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Scope and Contents note

    WAHA has amassed a collection of minutes of Executive Board meetings and Business meetings, written and electronic communications of Executive Board Committee members, communications of Award and Prize Committee members, program reports, programs of Annual Conferences, newsletters, and artifacts related to the organization. Given the duration of the organizations' history some communications are missing. There are multiple copies of some materials. Updates to the collection will be submitted to CSUS Department of Special Collections and University Archives annually.
    Record Types: Correspondence, minutes, agendas, reports, by-laws, press releases, articles and papers (submitted for conferences or awards), publications, photographs, membership applications, clippings, and artifacts.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Essington, Amy
    Western Association of Women Historians.
    History.
    Women historians.