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A Few Good Women: Advancing the Cause of Women in Government, 1969-74

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Research Centers

Center for American Women and Politics (Rutgers University)
http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu

Center for Women in Government and Civil Society (SUNY-Albany)
http://www.cwig.albany.edu

Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy (University of Massachusetts, Boston)
http://www.mccormack.umb.edu/cwppp

Institute for Women's Leadership (Douglass College, Rutgers)
http://iwl.rutgers.edu

Pennsylvania Center for Women, Politics, & Public Policy (Chatham College)
http://www.chatham.edu/pcwppp

Women in Politics Institute (American University)
http://wandp.american.edu

Carla Hills laughing with two other women

In 1975, Carla Hills was already serving as an assistant attorney general when she was named by President Ford as Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and became the third woman in the U.S. to hold a cabinet-level position. In 1989, President George H. W. Bush appointed her to another cabinet level position, as U.S. Trade Representative. A free trade advocate, Hills was the primary U.S. negotiator of the North American Free Trade Agreement. A consultant, public speaker and attorney, she was one of the founders of the Forum for International Policy.

 

Libraries, Archives, & Special Collections

Virginia R. Allan Papers (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan), Online finding aid

Catherine May Bedell Manuscripts (Washington State University), Online Finding Aid

American Women: A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States, http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/awhhtml/

Sophia Smith Collection (Smith College) http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/home.html

Women in the Federal Government (Oral History Office, Columbia University), http://oralhistoryportal.cul.columbia.edu/document.php?id=ldpd_4073685

 

 

Presidential Libraries

Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Birthplace, http://library.nixonfoundation.org/

Ronald Reagan Library, www.reaganlibrary.com

Gerald Ford Library, www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov

George W. Bush Library, http://www.georgewbushlibrary.gov/

 

 

Public Policy, Political Parties, and Advocacy Groups

Executive Women In Government, http://www.execwomeningov.org/

National Federation for Republican Women, http://www.nfrw.org

National Foundation for Women Legislators, http://www.womenlegislators.org

National Organization for Women (NOW), http://www.now.org/

National Women's Political Caucus, http://www.nwpc.org

United States Committee for UNIFEM, http://www.unifemusa.org/

Wish List:Women in the Senate and House (Republican), http://www.thewishlist.org/

Women's Campaign Fund, http://www.wcfonline.org/

Women's Leadership Forum (Democrat), http://www.democrats.org/people/women

 

 

Other Sites on Women in Government and Politics

National First Ladies' Library, www.firstladies.org

Women in Congress (Biographies of Past and Present Female Representatives), http://womenincongress.house.gov/

National Women's Hall of Fame, www.greatwomen.org

 

 

Other Resources

National Visionary Leadership Project, www.visionaryproject.org

The Historical Society of Washington, DC, www.historydc.org

Library of Congress, www.loc.gov

The American Presidency Project, www.presidency.ucsb.edu