Category Archives: Women’s History

“Equal Rights for Women- Now is the Time”: The Business & Professional Women’s Club of Pittsburgh and the Equal Pay Law

Among those hidden collections recently processed under the NHPRC’s Basic Processing Grant is the Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Club of Pittsburgh Records. The scrapbooks, correspondence, club histories, meeting minutes, awards, club rosters and member records that comprise this collection … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Voelker Papers and Photographs

Judging from past posts on this blog, one might get the impression that all of the images held in our archives are black and white or sepia-toned.  There are, however, occasional bursts of vibrant color, as is the case with … Continue reading

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Lenore Kight Wingard, A Pittsburgh Olympian

It’s not too often that an Olympic athlete’s most famous race is the one that he or she did not win.  But this is the case with Lenore Kight Wingard, an Olympic swimmer from the 1930s and a Pittsburgh-area resident. … Continue reading

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“A Sisterhood of Faithful Women:” the Zonta Club of Pittsburgh Collection

Among the “hidden collections” that have been processed thus far through the NHPRC grant awarded to the Heinz History Center Library and Archives is one donated by the Zonta Club of Pittsburgh.  To those not acquainted with Zonta International (as … Continue reading

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