Women’s Resource Center Records
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Throughout its history, various women’s groups maintained and staffed the WRC. After the Feminist Coalition and the Women’s Programming Board shared responsibility in the 1970s, the Women’s Resource Project took over in the 1980s. The WRC did not function from 1989-1991 after the flood in Prince Hall and was restarted in 1991 by the Women’s Resource Center Committee (WRCC), a group focused solely on the WRC.
The activities of the WRC throughout its history included coffee hours with professors, panel discussions, writing letters to the editor and editorial for the Washington University student newspaper, Student Life, supporting a women’s film series and later a traveling film series called Women in the Director’s Chair, writing a newsletter in the 1990s entitled WRC News, printing a calendar of women student leaders at Washington University entitled In Her Own Way from 1994 – 1997, handing out information and free birth control, sponsoring speakers, plays, and musicians on campus, collecting independent and popular publications for use in the WRC, and creating annual scrapbooks entitled HerStory and group journals to chronicle the WRC’s activities. As of 2008, the WRC is no longer operational on campus.
This collection is divided into five series as follows:
Series 01: Resource Center Scrapbooks, Journals and Miscellaneous (arranged by type, then chronologically)
Series 02: Materials about Washington University Activities Related to Women (arranged by type, then alphabetically)
Series 03: Independent Publications (arranged alphabetically by title, then chronologically)
Series 04: Publications in Popular Media (arranged alphabetically by title, then chronologically)
Series 05: Academic and Government Publications (arranged by type, then alphabetically)
Series 06: Publications Donated by the LGBT Center of St. Louis (arranged by type, then chronologically)
Method of Acquisition
Accruals and Additions
- Women’s Resource Center Records
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- 2021 March 25: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.
Collecting Area Details
Part of the University Archives Collecting Area
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
St. Louis MO 63130 US