Welcome!

The Valley Women's History Collaborative (VWHC) is an active group of students, scholars, and community volunteers dedicated to researching, collecting, preserving, and publicizing the history of women committed to social justice for women, including but not restricted to self-identified feminists, lesbians, womanists, and queers in Hampshire, Franklin, and Hamden Counties of Western Massachusetts from the mid-1960s to the present.

From Kitchen Table to Safe Haven: A Community Oral History Project of Domestic Violence Shelters

Shelter logoAn opportunity to document the history of a network of domestic violence shelters established in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts in the early 1970s.

We welcome inquiries. Please contact one of the VWHC Coordinators if you can volunteer to assist us.

Possible areas of contributions include:

  1. Research of a particular topic, group, event, etc.
  2. Oral Histories (of yourself or others)
  3. Outreach

Oral History Toolkit