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

RCW and RCWG Periodicals and Other Publications

The RCW published a newsletter on and off in one form or another from 1971 until 1998. The first incarnation of a newsletter, the RCW Newsletter, was published biweekly from 1971 until 1974. From 1981 until 1994, an irregular newsletter, the RCW Reporter, was published. The RCW Report, also irregularly produced, was published from 1996-1998. Over the years, the RCW and the RCWG also published numerous conference proceedings, reports, research, simple brochures, and bibliographies. Samples of some of these are shown below. Other examples may be found in the "RCWG: From 2009 and Beyond" section of this exhibit.

 

This is part of  an early RCW brochure.

This is the first page of an early RCW brochure.

Here is a link to a printable PDF copy of the entire brochure.


The Alverno Research Center on Women Newsletter, an in-house publication, for faculty, students, and staff of Alverno College was published biweekly from 1971 - 1974. In addition to carrying news of, and reviewing new accessions (books, periodicals, articles, etc.) to the Center Library, the Newsletter informed the Alverno community and other interested individuals of significant events concerning women. A listing of local feminist organizations' activities was also provided.

 

This is the first RCW Newsletter from September 13, 1971

This is the first RCW Newsletter from September 1971

Below is a link to a printable, PDF copy of the first two newsletters. The second was published on September 27, 1971.


This is the RCW Newsletter from September 1972

This is the RCW Newsletter from September 1972

Here is a link to a printable, PDF copy of the September 1972 RCW Newsletter.


The RCW Reporter was an occasional report prepared by the Research Center on Women Interest Group (RCWG) on practices, legislation and events of special relevance to women.


In December 1991 Alpha, the student newspaper, published this article about the RCW Reporter.

 In December 1991 Alpha, the student newspaper published this article about the RCW Reporter.

Below is a link to a printable, PDF copy of the Alpha article about the RCW Reporter.


This is the first page of the first issue of the RCW Reporter from November 1981.

This is the first page of the first issue of the RCW Reporter from November 1981.

Below is a link to a printable, PDF copy the entire first issue of the RCW Reporter.


The RCW Report was also produced by the Research Center on Women Interest Group (RCWG). It was published from 1996 - 1998.

 

This is the front page of an issue of the RCW Report from October 1996.

This is the front page of an issue of the RCW Report published in October 1996.

Below is a link to a printable, PDF copy of the entire October 1996 issue of the RCW Report.


In the fall of 2007, the first Status of Girls in Wisconsin Report was released by Alverno College, Girls Scouts of Milwaukee Area, Inc., Girls Scouts of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Women's Council, and the Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee. Alverno College was an integral part of this research project that looked at the lives of girls ages 10-19 and the impact of socio-economic factors on their health, education, future employment, and their aspirations.​

The Alverno research team included Sandra Graham, Chair; Megan Kemmet, primary research coordinator; Russell Brooker; Austin Doherty; Kimberly Miller; Kathleen O'Brien; Julie Rice and Julie Ullman. Updates to this first report were released by the Research Center for Women and Girls in 2010, 2014 and 2019. ​

 

The first Status of Girls in Wisconsin report was released in 2007. Updates to this first report were released in 2010, 2014 and 2018-2019. ​

All editions of the Status of Girls in Wisconsin report are available on the Research Center for Women and Girls website.

 

The RCWG has produced numerous publications, primarily published research. Information about much of this research may be found in the "RCWG: From 2009 and Beyond" section of this exhibit and on the Research Center for Women and Girls website where links to much of the research itself also can be found.