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Research Center on Women Exhibit

The RCW was established in April 1970.


The RCW was established to "provide the setting and impetus for women to seriously examine their own status, to identify and understand the many historic and contemporary forces which have determined that status and then create the desire and devise the strategies by which women with assurance and self-respect, will lead the way toward the requisite social changes."


Alverno Today Masthead from June 1970

From: Alverno Today, June 1970
Alverno Today Article on Establishment of RCW
  Sr. Austin Doherty

Sr. Austin Doherty and Barbara Mulligan
were the RCW's first Co-Directors.

RCW Brochure Cover

This is the first brochure describing the RCW.

RCW Brochure Interior

Early projects of the RCW included Women in Public Life (research and conference), Spiritual and Religious Experience of Women, and an Oral and Visual History of Suffragists in the Midwest.

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