Attention: CARA members - Share your collections!

 The Chicago Area Women's History Council (CAWHC) has a new project, Documenting Women's Activism and Leadership 1945-2000, which will identify, preserve and share archival resources for a full understanding of Chicago's women's activism and leadership between 1945 and 2000.  The project is currently identifying significant personalities, issues, actions, organizations, institutions, legislative initiatives, cultural innovations and other elements that contributed to social, cultural, political and legal change for women during this period. 

Courtesy of CAWHC

CAWHC, founded in 1971, is the oldest continuing non-profit women's history organization in the U.S. and will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this October.

CARA members may have much to contribute to this project!! If you would like to participate in this project, know of resources for them to consider and/or to learn more, please visit their website ASAP!

Archival Research Lecture

Every year the Billy Graham Center Archives sponsors the Archival Research Lecture. This is a presentation by a scholar who has recently used the Archives that describes in general the joys and frustrations of research in historical documents and in particular describes some of his or her own recent discoveries in the Archives.

This year Dr. Amy Artman will be speaking on "Televising Testimony: Kathryn Kuhlman and Your Faith and Mine." Kuhlman (1907-1976) was one of the best known evangelists in America during the second half of the twentieth century. Dr. Artman's lecture will examine her first venture into television broadcasting, the 1950s program, Your Faith and Mine and its impact on Kuhlman’s own ministry and on American Christianity.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It will be on Thursday, September 29 at 7pm in the Wilson Suite on the fourth floor of the Billy Graham Center at 500 College Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187. Following the lecture and a question and answer period, there will be a reception sponsored by the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals.

There will also be an exhibit of documents, photos, and audio and video recordings about Kuhlman from the Archives.

Dr. Artman is an historian of American religion with an emphasis in modern American Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity. Her dissertation focused on the healing evangelist Kathryn Kuhlman and her role in what Artman calls the "gentrification" of Charismatic Christianity in America in the twentieth century. She teaches the online History of Christianity courses for Lexington Theological Seminary in Lexington, KY, a seminary of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Dr. Artman is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

For more information, visit the lecture website or call the Archives at 630-752-5910.

Exhibit in South Bend, IN

The Leadership Conference for Women Religious exhibit: 
will be on display at the
 South Bend, IN
 September 2, 2011 to December 31, 2011
  Check the links for further information!