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Reaching Out in New Ways: Highlights from the History of Alverno's Research Center on Women

An Opportunity to Exchange Ideas Amongst Women's Studies Faculty

The first such conference to be held in the Midwest, the Midwest Conference on Women's Studies was sponsored and coordinated by the RCW. It took place on October 22-23, 1971.

One hundred and five educators who taught or coordinated courses and programs in women's studies at colleges and universities in the region met for two days to exchange experiences, ideas, and resource materials, and to discuss various approaches to, and aspects of, women's studies.

 

Prior to the conference on September 21, 1971 the press release below was issued.

This is the press relaese announcing the Midwest Conference on Women's Studies held at Alverno Ocotber 22-23, 1971.

Below is a link to a PDF copy of the press release issued announcing the Conference on Women's Studies.


The co-directors of the Research Center on Women, Sister Austin Doherty and Barbara Mulligan, sent out this letter of invitation.

This is the lettter of invitation to the Midwest Conference on Women's Studies that was sent to educators.

Here is a printable PDF copy of the letter of invitation.


Here is the conference registration form. What a bargain--$16 for the entire conference including room and board!

This is the conference registration form. It is amazing that the entire conference including meals was only $16.00.

 

Below is the conference schedule of events.

This is the schedule of events for the two day conference on women's studies.

 

This is a summary of the conference opening session found in the published notes from the conference.

This is a summary of the opening session of the Midwest Conference on Women's Studies held at Alverno.

Below is a printable PDF copy of the full notes taken at the Midwest Conference on Women's Studies, October 22-23, 1971


This little article about the conference was in the Spring 1972 issue of  Alverno Today on page 2.

This one paragraph article about the conference appeared in the spring 1972 issue of "Alverno Today" on page 2.

Below is a printable PDF copy of the brief news article.