Women’s History and Resource Center

Women’s History and Resource Center

Founded in 1984, the Women’s History and Resource Center collects, preserves, interprets, and promotes the history of the GFWC and women volunteers. The WHRC documents the social and political contributions of GFWC clubwomen from 1890 to the present through the GFWC archives, related special collections, and publications. We also maintain a reference library collection focused on women’s history, the woman’s club movement, and the history of volunteerism.


WHRC Online Catalog

The WHRC online catalog provides access to much of our archival, artifact, and photograph collections, and is a great place to begin your research. Click “Search the Collections” below to get started. Tips for searching are available on the Home screen of the catalog.

To learn more about what we have, and how to access the collection, view the Collections page. Visit the Donating Items to WHRC page if you have material you are interested in donating.

While our collections are broad, we are unable to maintain official records for State Federations or local clubs. Please contact the appropriate State Federation for assistance, or contact the WHRC for help in locating the material you need at WHRC@GFWC.org.

Online Catalog


Please direct any questions and comments to GFWC@GFWC.org. To make a gift, visit our Marketplace.