Sharing Stories from 1977: The National Women’s Conference as a Window into Recent American History

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This project conceptualizes and launches a multi-year, multi-state, multi-institutional effort led by the University of Houston to document and analyze the experience and impact of thousands of delegates and observers of the 1977 National Women’s Conference (NWC). The aim is to create an open source digital archive that spurs quantitative and qualitative scholarship as well as public engagement. The research team is collecting large amounts of demographic data and constructing the metadata necessary for computational analysis of the 2000 delegates. This project is undertaken in collaboration with UH Libraries’ Special Collections department.

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