GFWC Women's History and Resource Center Bulletin
By: Barbara Nunnari, GFWC Women’s History and Resource Center Program Chairman
The mission of the WHRC remains the same as it was 26 years ago: to collect, preserve, interpret, and promote the history of the General Federation of Women's Clubs and women volunteers.
Following are a few new and exciting ways to become involved:
- GFWC Women’s History Month Program at GFWC Headquarters
- GFWC is excited to present noted author Elaine F. Weiss on Thursday, March 11, 2010, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Elaine will discuss her widely-praised book Fruits of Victory: The Woman's Land Army of America (2008), which details how thousands of women replaced male agricultural workers during World War I.
- Elaine researched GFWC Women's History and Resource Center archives when writing her book. Following her presentation, Elaine will sign copies of her book, which may be purchased at the event for $29.95. Five dollars of each purchase will go to GFWC to support the collections. To learn more about Elaine Weiss and her research on the Woman’s Land Army of America, please visit http://www.ElaineWeiss.com/News.html.
- GFWC's First Webinar To Feature Women's History Program
- Take advantage of a ready-made Women's History Month program on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. (EDT) in webinar format from GFWC Headquarters. WHRC Director Gail McCormick will present "Education, no longer of self, but for service: GFWC's Legacy of Family and Community Advocacy." Be sure to check for details in upcoming News & Notes or contact the WHRC directly at WHRC@GFWC.org.
- Volunteer To Digitize Club Histories
- The WHRC recently made available local, state, and international club histories through its online catalogue. More than 2,500 club histories in the WHRC collection are only available in hard copy and need to be digitized to be readable online. The WHRC will provide photocopies of club history records without charge to members who will volunteer to either retype or scan these documents. Please contact the WHRC direct at WHRC@GFWC.org or call 202/347-3168.
- If your club has recently submitted a history to the WHRC and has an electronic copy, please forward it to the WHRC to add to the catalogue record. This is also a good time for clubs to consider starting or updating a history to provide to the WHRC.
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No matter how you and your club decide to participate in the WHRC Program, remember to report your activities.