In the spring of 2019, students at Washburn University enrolled in the course "Women's Movements of the 1970s and 80s" conducted oral histories of women who had been politically active in this period. The students then composed podcasts based on these histories and research in local archival sources. Most, but not all, of the materials are focused on events in Kansas. This website displays their work.
How to use this site:
The site includes several types of resources, which can be found by browsing the collections. These resources include
- Oral Histories: Audio and transcripts for oral histories created by the students, including stories from women on many different topics relevant to political and social events of the 1970s and 80s
- Podcasts: Stories recorded by the students, based on their original research on the subject.
- People: Entries include names of Kansans active in political organizing relevant to women and gender in the 1970s and 80s. Names were gathered from membership lists of organizations, and--when mapped--demonstrate a network of activists.