The Center for Women's Leadership has partnered with Portland State Library, the Department of History, and the Black Studies Department to provide a home for a growing archive of political papers from Oregon's trailblazing women leaders.
Two digital exhibits, specially curated by historian Morgen Young, focus on Expanding Access and on the 1973 Legislative Session. The Oregon Political Leadership Archive includes the papers of:
Eleanor Davis helped form the Oregon Council for Women’s Equality in 1971, and became a chief advocate for the advancement of women in Oregon. Through her social activism and political advocacy, Oregon passed the Equal Rights Amendment, after which Davis went on to serve the state in a variety of volunteer capacities. Her passions for women’s equality and social justice led her to service on the Task Force on Sex Discrimination in Education, the State Advisory Council on Sex Discrimination in Employment, the Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women, and a variety of other civil rights-related commissions and task forces. In 1974, she became a paid field representative (investigator) in the Civil Rights Division of the Oregon Bureau of Labor.