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Statesman Journal: Portland State opens digital archive for prominent women
Author: Peter Wong
Posted: November 19, 2012

Read the original story in the Stateman Journal here.

Personal papers of some of Oregon’s leading women are now available in a digital archive of the Center for Women, Politics & Policy at Portland State University.

The digital archive was launched at a ceremony on Nov. 13.

Among those whose papers are in the archive are former Gov. Barbara Roberts; former Oregon Supreme Court Justice Betty Roberts, who died in 2011; former state Sen. Avel Gordly, former state Rep. Gretchen Kafoury, who also was on the Portland City Council, and Eleanor Davis, who helped found the Oregon Council for Women’s Equality.

The center also has prepared a poster, copies of which will be distributed to 1,000 classrooms around the state, that describes 14 “firsts” by women in Oregon. The project got support from the Oregon Commission for Women.

This year is the 100th anniversary of the statewide election that gave Oregon women the right to vote.

 P.S. The digital archive also has papers of Vera Katz, former Oregon House speaker and mayor of Portland, but her archive is not yet open to the public.

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