Web Collaboration Project

In July 2001, as part of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender collaborated with Women's History faculty from twelve institutions across the country: Brandeis, New York University, Rutgers, Swarthmore, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Tennessee Technological University, Oberlin, Grinnell, St. Louis University, University of Northern Colorado, University of Arizona, and the University of California, Davis. The faculty offered at their home institutions courses that gave students the opportunity to do research on women in social movements in the United States using primary documents to create editorial projects for mounting on the worldwide web.

Participants with dates that they taught web courses to create projects:

Karen Anderson, University of Arizona (Fall 2001)

We have published two projects that originated in Karen Anderson's class, "How Did The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Campaign Against Chemical Warfare, 1915-1930?" and "How Did Black Women in the NAACP Promote the Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill, 1918-1923?"

Joyce Antler, Brandeis University (Fall 2002)

In 2005 we published one student project, "How Did the First Jewish Women's Movement Draw on Progressive Women's Activism and Jewish Traditions, 1893-1920?"

Victoria Brown, Grinnell College (Spring 2002)

Three student projects from Grinnell have been published on the Women and Social Movements website: "How Did Iowa Women Activists Lobby for the Passage of the Juvenile Court Law in 1904?", "Why Did the Iowa League of Women Voters Oppose the Equal Rights Amendment during the 1940s and 1950s?", and "How Did Iowa Coalitions Campaign for the Equal Rights Amendment in 1980 and 1992?".

Hasia Diner, New York University (Fall 2001)

"How Did Women Shape the Discourse and Further Interracial Cooperation in the Worldwide Mass Movement to Free the Scottsboro Boys?," a project completed by an NYU graduate student in Hasia Diner's course, has been published in Women and Social Movements.

Jennifer Frost, University of Northern Colorado (Summer 2001)

Take a look at the project, "Why Did Colorado Suffragists Fail to Win the Right to Vote in 1877, but Succeed in 1893?", completed in the summer and fall of 2001.

Nancy Hewitt, Rutgers University (Spring 2002)

In August 2003 we published one Rutgers student project, "From Wollstonecraft to Mill: What British and European Ideas and Social Movements Influenced the Emergence of Feminism in the Atlantic World, 1792-1869?".

Carol Lasser, Oberlin College (Spring 2002)

A collective document project emerged from this course which has been edited and published on the Women and Social Movements Website: "How Did Oberlin Women Students Draw on Their College Experience to Participate in Antebellum Social Movements, 1831-1861?".

Kris Lindenmeyer, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Spring 2002)

Access the course syllabus for American Women and Social Movements directly from here.

One student project from this course has been published on the Women and Social Movements website. See "How Did a Multi-Racial Movement Develop in the Baltimore Y.W.C.A., 1883-1926?".

Marjorie Murphy, Swarthmore College (Fall 2002)

Katherine Osburn, Tennessee Technological University (Spring 2002)

Access the website for this course, Native American History, Women in Indian Reform, or student work.

Elisabeth Perry, St. Louis University (Spring 2003)

View completed student projects at http://pages.slu.edu/faculty/hsa493/.

View the course syllabus here.

In September 2004 we published "How Did Kate Richards O'Hare's Conviction and Incarceration for Sedition during World War I Change Her Activism?", a document project completed in this course.