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 is made possible through a generous gift from Richard and Mary Jo Stanley of Muscatine, IA.
- Barbara B. Kennelly
- Barbara B. Kennelly represented Connecticut’s 1st District in the United States House of Representatives from 1982–1999. Kennelly was the first woman to serve on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the first woman to be appointed as chief deputy majority whip. Kennelly was born July 10, 1936, in Hartford, Connecticut. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College in Washington, D.C., in 1958. In 1959, she received a certificate in business administration from Harvard Business School; and, in 1971, she completed her Master of Arts in government from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Kennelly served on the... More