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This collection contains materials related to the West Virginia White House Conference on Families held in 1980 and the Women’s Work Conference held in Huntington, West Virginia in 1983. WVWHC materials include conference schedules, rules, and planning materials for West Virginia’s participation in this initiative as well as materials related to publicity, testimony from scholars, newspaper and magazine articles about the conference and about families in American life, the history, goals, and suggested themes as supplied by the White House, as well as expectations for state activities. A large part of these materials are letters and documentation sent from the White House, demonstrating presidential expectations for these conferences. Women’s Work Conference materials include a proposal for the conference as well as planning materials, suggested workshops, booths present, handouts with job and workshop information, letters of thanks from attendees, and lists of resources.


Special collections material is obtained from many sources and is intended primarily for research and educational purposes. Certain works may be protected by copyright, trademark, or related interests not governed by the department. It is up to the researcher to verify that they have permission to use these materials for publication or other activities.

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For more information or to use any of these collections, contact:
Special Collections, Morrow Library
Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
(304) 696-2343


Span Dates: 1979-1983