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.
- Roxanne Qualls
- Roxanne Qualls served three terms as mayor of Cincinnati, first elected in 1993 and reelected in 1995 and 1997. Qualls was born March 3, 1953, in Tacoma, Washington. She attended Thomas More College, majoring in history, and then attended the University of Cincinnati in the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the College of Design, Architecture, and Art. Prior to serving in elective office, Roxanne served as the first director of the Northern Kentucky Rape Crisis Center (1975-1977, now known as the Women's Crisis Center), the executive director of Women Helping Women (1977-1979, now known as the Hamilton County... More