The World Center for Women's Archives, 1935-1940

  title={The World Center for Women's Archives, 1935-1940},
  author={Anne Kimbell Relph},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={597 - 603}
  • Anne Kimbell Relph
  • Published 1 April 1979
  • History
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
The concept of a World Center for Women's Archives was first presented to the historian Mary Beard' in 1935 by Rosika Schwimmer, a Hungarian feminist, writer, and refugee from the chaos of the First World War. In her proposal for a "feminist-pacifist archive," she warned of a worldwide decline in women's economic, social, and political status and stressed the need to assemble the "facts of women's struggle and achievements during the last century,"-the documents, manuscripts, and correspondence… 
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  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
  • 1979
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