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WVRHC to host “Lost and Found: What’s next for the West Virginia Feminist Activist Collection” online program

The West Virginia and Regional History Center (WVRHC) invites the public to participate in an online program titled “Lost and Found: What’s Next for the West Virginia Feminist Activist Collection” Thursday, March 9, from 7-8:15 p.m.

Join WVU Professor Emerita Judith Stitzel and members of the Artemis Sisters Collective in a conversation about the importance of women collecting and preserving the herstory of their local, state and regional activities for future generations.

Artemis event flyer

This flyer promoted an Artemis Sisters fund-raising event in1985. 

Artemis was formed in the 1980s by women living in Morgantown who were interested in fostering and promoting opportunities for creative, social and political engagement. Artemis members will share their experiences of donating materials to the archive and taking part in oral history interviews.

This event is a follow up to the 2021 program, “Don't Throw It Out,” that introduced the WVRHC’s West Virginia Feminist Activist Collection (WVFAC) project to document the stories of people and organizations that worked to improve the lives of women in the state.

“We are building an archive of records, photographs, and many other kinds of materials that hold the stories of women in West Virginia,” WVRHC Interim Director Lori Hostuttler said. “It is an excellent resource for both research and inspiration.”

Stitzel added: “Even ‘ordinary women’ are never ordinary. The Feminist Activist Collection gives us the gift of women’s voices across the wide range of our varied – and to be deeply valued – experiences and accomplishments.”

Contact Lori Hostuttler,, 304-626-5092, with any questions about the program or participating in the WVFAC project.

This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations do not necessarily represent those of the West Virginia Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities

Register for the Zoom event