Women are being elected to public office in increasing numbers. However, their voices remain largely underrepresented in collections and archives of political communication. For this reason, the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University has created an online archives devoted entirely to women's political speech.
The Archives of Women's Political Communication houses speeches of U.S. women senators and representatives, governors and lieutenant governors, U.S. cabinet members, U.S. Supreme Court justices, and first ladies; international women leaders, presidents and prime ministers; and historically significant women leaders and activists.
Speeches are continually being gathered by our staff. Please feel free to contact us with any suggestions for additions to our collection. Continue to check back regularly as we are constantly updating this site.
The archives is made possible through a generous gift from Richard and Mary Jo Stanley of Muscatine, IA.
- Kathy A. Dahlkemper
- Kathy Dahlkemper represented Pennsylvania’s 3rd Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives from 2009–2011. While serving in the House of Representatives, Dahlkemper prioritized the growth of local small businesses to create better economic conditions. Born December 9, 1957, in Erie, Pennsylvania, Dahlkemper graduated from Edinboro State College (now Edinboro University of Pennsylvania) in 1982 with a degree in dietetics. She worked for twenty years as a clinical dietician in the Erie area, but in 1997, she and her husband opened Dahlkemper Landscape Architects and Contractors. Dahlkemper also served as the director of the Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier... More