Presentation

Revising the Traditional Recipe: Documenting the Black Women of the WCTU

Authors
  • Janet C. Olson (Frances Willard House Museum and WCTU Archives)
  • Kristin Jacobsen (Frances Willard House Museum and WCTU Archives)
  • Adam Raczkowski (Frances Willard House Museum and WCTU Archives)
  • Karl Bullock (Frances Willard House Museum and WCTU Archives)

Abstract

The session describes an inprogress project to create an online research databasse documenting the significant but understudied role of Black women in the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). The project, based on data gathered from the extensive holdings of the WCTU Archives in Evanston, IL, along with other resources, compiles names of individual women, and the locations of local WCTU unions (branches), state by state, in the U.S. The database will offer a research resource for advancing knowledge of Black women's activism and networks.

Keywords: digital humanities, social networks, archives as data, women's history, Black womens' activism

How to Cite:

Olson, J. C., Jacobsen, K., Raczkowski, A. & Bullock, K., (2023) “Revising the Traditional Recipe: Documenting the Black Women of the WCTU”, MAC Annual Meeting Presentations 2023(1).

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Published on
15 Apr 2023