Wisconsin Women Making History

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Years of research and teamwork paid off: students, educators, and all of us now have an online resource for Wisconsin Women’s History. The site highlights the stories and accomplishments of the remarkable women who have contributed to Wisconsin history.

Women like Vel Phillips, Dickey Chapelle, Betsy Thunder, and Gerda Lerner, these women who have stepped into leadership roles are profiled together in one resource. Some of the names are more known, like Belle LaFollette, while others have very fewer primary sources from which to create a full portrait. This one-of-a-kind Wisconsin resource makes it easier for young people to learn, and educators to share, our state’s rich history.


Wisconsin Women Making History is partnership of the Wisconsin Humanities Council, Wisconsin Historical Society, the Women’s Studies Consortium of the UW System, the Gender and Women’s Studies Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Wisconsin Media Lab, and Wisconsin Public Television.