Women’s history gets digitized, organized

A local historian is digitizing and organizing rarely seen documents that will open whole new areas of on-line research in women’s history.

Kristen Gwinn-Becker, founder and CEO of HistoryIT (HistoryIT.com) in Evanston, has leveraged her creative and humanities background to advise the National Women’s History Museum on upgrading its online educational exhibits and create an easily searchable database of women’s biographies.

The museum makes its information public on its website (NWHM.org) and through newsletters and outreach programs. It is working to build an actual bricks-and-mortar museum next to the National Mall in Washington, D.C....

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