2019 WCS Section Meeting in Austin

The 2019 DSGS / WCS joint section meeting will feature a panel of presenters speaking on recent efforts to provide access to archival materials concerning women and/or the LGBTQIA+ communities.

Gina K. Armstrong will discuss the creation and impact of the Howard Cruse collection and its contribution to reclaiming important space for marginalized communities at the Birmingham-Southern College. Ellen Brooks will present on a recent project to collect oral history interviews with 100 notable women as a part of the "She Changed the World" campaign, coordinated by North Carolina's Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR). Also, Anna Tunnicliff will discuss the Iowa Women's Archives' recent efforts to enhance visibility of lesbian collections and connect them to LGBTQIA+ students and activists through collaboration with partners on and off campus.

Aside from the panel presentation, DSGS and WCS leadership will facilitate discussions on new section business and call for announcements from section members regarding recent projects, initiatives, concerns, etc. that are relevant to our communities. Hope to see you there!