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Women's Museum of California

Preserving the Past, Inspiring the Future

Collection Archives


Archive Collection

The Women's Museum of California Archive collection houses nearly 300 linear feet of material documenting the life and work of prominent female leaders and organizations' commitment to women's rights and representation.

Archive collections include the first women’s studies program developed at San Diego State University, collections from U.N. Conferences on the Status of Women, the National Organization of Women (N.O.W.), the Older Women’s League (O.W.L.), California Women for Agriculture, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (W.I.L.P.F.), National League of American Pen Women, League of Women Voters, National Women’s Political Caucus, the American Association of University Women, and finally Planned Parenthood and the Women’s Care Clinic of San Diego.

The personal papers & archival collections of prominent women include our founder; Mary Maschal, California suffragist sympathizer Alice Park, Nancy Reeves, Lucy Killea, and Alice Barnes.

Please allow two to four weeks for a response to your research request.

View collection finding aids, digital exhibits, and women history and contemporary women's issues resources below.