Web Site of the Week: Women Who Rock Oral History Archive
The University of Washington Libraries has created this ambitious and culturally compelling digital collection of “Women Who Rock.” The collection brings together “scholars, musicians, media-makers, performers, artists, and activists to explore the role of women and popular music in the creation of cultural scenes and social justice movements in the Americas and beyond.” The site includes oral histories, photographs, and films. It’s a good idea to start with the Oral Histories area to learn about thirteen fantastic women who are artists, writers, and performers from the Pacific Northwest and beyond, like Medusa and Maylei Blackwell. The Photographs area contains over 370 photos documenting the lives and experiences of these women. It’s a remarkable set of materials, and more documents will be added over the coming months. [KMG]
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