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Wisconsin Women Making History

Wisconsin Women Making History is a growing digital resource that provides students and lifetime learners an online destination to find remarkable women who have contributed to Wisconsin’s state legacy.


Ada James Papers and Correspondence (1915-1918)

This collection is comprised of selected folders from the larger Ada James Papers (Wis Mss OP) housed at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Ada James (1876-1952) was a leading social reformer, humanitarian, and pacifist from Richland Center, Wisconsin.


Women’s History in Wisconsin

Wisconsin women have made many contributions to state and national history, yet our textbooks often reduce women’s history to the campaign for suffrage at the expense of everything else.


How Wisconsin Women Won the Ballot

On June 10, 1919, the Wisconsin Legislature passed a resolution ratifying the Federal Constitutional amendment abolishing sex as a qualification of voters. Theodora Youmans ( Wisconsin Women’s Suffrage Association President, 1913-1919) recounts the early story (1846-1911) as an historian and reports on later events (1912-1919) as an active participant: “All of this I saw, part of it I was”.

Indigenous women

Wise Women Gathering Place

Wise Women Gathering Place is an independent non-profit organization that provides Native American culturally-specific services to any person harmed by violence.


Collaborative for Reproductive Equity (CORE)

The Collaborative for Reproductive Equity (CORE) is a multidisciplinary research center at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. CORE conducts and shares rigorous, policy relevant research to support reproductive health, equity, and autonomy in Wisconsin and beyond, and strives to align our work with a reproductive justice framework.


Reproductive Justice – End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin

End Domestic Abuse is an organization working to provide safety and to give a voice to all affected by domestic abuse, while creating the social change necessary to address its root causes. This page on the End Domestic Abuse WI is dedicated to sharing information and resources on reproductive justice, including Wisconsin and National Resources, Shareable Media, and an FAQ on Abortion Access in WI in the Wake of Roe V Wade Being Overturned