Celebrating International Women’s Day: A look back at the King County Women’s Program

Crossposted from Bytes and Boxes 

Archives staff recently completed processing a collection of records documenting the establishment and evolution of the King County Women’s Program. A new online exhibit, The King County Women’s Program: The First Years (1978-1985) highlights these records.

The exhibit begins with a timeline that places the Women’s Program in the context of the national and international women’s movement and second-wave feminism.

In the program records, we see both local support and local objection to the women’s movement. Yet the services provided by the program were more practical than political, and they met real needs of women throughout the County.

Read more at Bytes and Boxes