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

The Women in Public Life in Wisconsin Conference was held on Wednesday April 28, 1971.

 

Eight months of research on women who hold public office in Wisconsin culminated in a conference at which biographical, educational, political, and motivational factors distinguishing these women were discussed. The results of this research assisted the participants to appreciate the need for greater involvement of women in public life, and to understand the qualities necessary for successful involvement. The conference also commemorated the fiftieth anniversary year,1970, of the granting of the franchise right to women.

 

Here is one of two press releases announcing the conference.

This is page one of the first press release for the "Women in Public Life" conference held at Alverno on April 28, 1971.

This is page two of the first press release for the "Women in Public Life" conference held at Alverno on April 28, 1971.

 

Here is a printable PDF copy of the first press release.

 

 

This is the second press release issued to promote the "Women in Public Life" conference.

This is page one of the second press release issued to promote the "Women in Public Life" conference.

This is page two of the second press release issued to promote the "Women in Public Life" conference.

 

Below is a printable PDF copy of the second press release issued to promote the "Women in Public Life" conference.

 

 

The conference schedule is outlined on this flyer.

This is the conference schedule. It was held from 1:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m. on April 28, 1971.

 

Here is a printable PDF copy of the conference schedule.

 

 

Below are some pages including the introduction and a description of methodology used from the Research Report on Women in Public Life in Wisconsin that was prepared by Patricia Gorence Bach. The Conference was based on this research which was some of the earliest conducted by the Research Center on Women.

 

This is the introduction to the report.

This is the introduction to the research reprot on Women in Public Life in Wisconsin.

 

Here is a description of methodology used for the research.

This page describes the methodology used for researching Women in Public Life in Wisconsin.

 

Want to read the entire preliminary report from 1971? Click the link below.