Midwest Women’s Center.


Midwest Women's Center records




Chicago History Museum


106.75 Linear feet



Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, memos, topical resource files on other feminist and women's organizations, and other working files of the Midwest Women's Center, an organization based in Chicago, Illinois, that offered job training, placement services, and literacy education to help women enhance their skills and self esteem. Topics include the programs of the Center and efforts to influence public policy concerning the rights and advancement of women. Includes files about the compilation of the Illinois Women's Directory, which the Midwest Women's Center published in 1978.

Newsletters, phamplets and clippings related to various women's organizations and social service organizations in Chicago and the larger metropolitan area extending to the Great Lakes Region; Reports and minutes from the Women's Center; Gov't organzations working to improve the lives & employment of women (Chicago, IL and Federal); Client information - testing scores, involvement; 1981 conference materials: correspondence, minutes, contracts, etc.; Fundraising and benefit planning files; Project notebooks; Group files; tutor records; Job fair information; Women's center conducted studies files; Board of directors files; Administrative Files; Financial reports; Topical files; Files from the Illinois Women's Agenda, including cassette tapes; Women in business directories; Workshop packets; Personnel files; Strategic planning files; Equal Rights Ammendment; MWC committee files circa 1981-1993.

Related Archival Materials note

Midwest Women's Center Photograph Collection - Chicago History Museum

Custodial History note

Gift of the Midwest Women's Center (M1980.0028; M1981.0018).

Processing Information note

This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 201o October 12 by Lisa Calahan and Andrew Steadham.