Earlier this summer, the Oregon Heritage Commission Coordinator invited the OMA to write a blog post for the Oregon Heritage Exchange (OHE) blog as part of an initiative to help heritage organizations start planning ahead for the 2020 Centennial of the Women’s Vote. Part of the initiative is a series of blog posts on the OHE blog about suffrage history and women’s history in general, and the OMA was specifically asked to write about the history of Hattie Redmond and the renaming one of OSUs buildings in her honor.
Natalia Fernández, Curator of the Oregon Multicultural Archives and OSU Queer Archives, invited Whitney Archer, Associate Director of OSU’s Diversity & Cultural Engagement and Center Director of the Hattie Redmond Women and Gender Center, to co-author the post. Fernández researched and wrote on Redmond’s history, and Archer focused on the significance of honoring Redmond with the renaming of Benton Annex to the Hattie Redmond Women and Gender Center. The post also includes a list of references and resources for further reading.
As noted on the OHE blog the year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Vote. For ideas on how to research women’s history in your community, check out the 2020 Centennial Vote Initiative and refer to the Centennial Vote Planning Guide.