Women's History Consortium
Washington's Women's History
Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Rights
The Women's History Consortium, created by state statute (RCW 27.34.360) in 2005 as a Washington State Historical Society-led initiative, is dedicated to preserving and making available resources about Washington women’s history.
The Women’s History Consortium partners with the State Library, State Archives, Western Washington University, the University of Washington, The Evergreen State College, Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University, Washington State University, and the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture to bring together their women’s history materials on this website. The Consortium isadvised by a 15-member board appointed by the Governor and Washington State Legislature.
Why Women's History
by Dr. Sue Armitage
As you think about the history of Washington State, make a list of women who have been important in shaping that history. Who can you name? Your list is likely to be very short. More...
2013 marks the 100th year of women serving in the Washington State Legislature as the next step in equality after Washington women won the vote in 1910.
In honor of this anniversary, WHC and Senator Karen Fraser, Senator Linda Evans Parlette, Representative Sharon Wylie and Representative Maureen Walsh, organized a panel discussion on February 13, 2013 featuring former legislators Rosa Franklin, Lorraine Hine, Jeanine Long, Mary Ellen McCaffree, Louise Miller, Harriet Spanel and Shirley Winsley.
From the Collection
Washington Women's History Consortium
211 21st Avenue SW
Olympia, WA 98501