A new By the People crowdsourced transcription campaign, “American Federation of Labor Records: Letters in the Progressive Era,” launched in late April. By taking part in the campaign, volunteers will discover how the labor union engaged with issues of race, class, and gender during the early twentieth century.
Crystal Brandenburgh, the 2022 National Woman’s Party Research Fellow at the Library of Congress, discusses her research on the policy disagreements between post-1920 women’s organizations, including the National Woman’s Party and the League of Women Voters.
Archivist Elizabeth Livesey explores the history of one of the oldest Jewish women’s grassroots organizations in the United States, as well as that of her own family, in two collections related to the National Council of Jewish Women.
As we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, a large format poster, recently discovered during the processing of an important addition to the National Woman’s Party Records, provides a glimpse into British and American women’s suffrage alliances.
The Manuscript Division recently processed the papers of journalist, author, environmentalist, and animal rights advocate Ann Cottrell Free, who early in her career covered World War II-era Washington and post-war China.
The Vietnam Women’s Memorial exemplifies one representational, and controversial, addition to the larger Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and is part of a broader debate over who and what becomes part of the nation’s public memory.