women’s history Articles

Family and Women’s History for Kids: a shocking first date!

Family history gives kids a foothold in history.  Kids see their role within a larger context, and learn the value of their actions and contributions. “Once upon a time there was a farm girl — the youngest of six kids.  She was shy and thought she was ugly.  She had some very glamorous older sisters and some very rowdy older brothers. They all lived in Aroostook County, Maine.

Louder than words: special needs kids & family history

A college bestie and I had babies the same year. We had always wanted to be groovy hippie mamas together!  You probably already know that I am NOT the chill earth mother I had imagined. When my kid came 16 weeks early, I had already shifted into overdrive, with a...

Family history is also traumatic births, special needs, and granular milestones

"You were going clink clink clink, and I was going push push push!" That's how I laughingly describe New Year's Eve 2006, and it is true! And it is the very tip of the ice berg -- because she was full term. Our first child stayed behind in the Neonatal Intensive Care...

Structural Racism in Archives

Structural racism in American history – a series of actions over 300 years – has resulted in a lack of minority stories in the archives. We can change that!