Women’s Rights in Los Angeles Historic Context Available

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Women's Rights in Los Angeles Historic Content Statement

The Office of Historic Resources was awarded a 2017-18 Certified Local Government (CLG) Grant in the amount of $40,000 to complete a Women's Rights historic context. CLG Grants are awarded annually by the California Office of Historic Preservation to assist with historic preservation programs.

In Los Angeles, as elsewhere, historically recognized and designated resources associated with women are generally limited to civic and social clubs that promoted community improvement, social welfare programs, charitable services, and philanthropic work. The completion of this context provides a timely opportunity to showcase and expand on designated resources to focus on resources associated with important programs, groups, organizations, institutions, events, and individuals that contributed significantly to promoting women’s rights, while providing a clear framework to evaluate these resources under multiple designation programs. The context is citywide and the period of significance covers cover the time from the women’s suffrage movement of the late 19th/early 20th centuries through the feminist movement of the 1960s and 1970s. 

Work for the context was conducted by staff of the Office of Historic Resources and consultant, Historic Resources Group, in consultation with experts in the field of women’s history. To download the document click HERE.

If you have questions or information to contribute, please contact Janet Hansen at janet.hansen@lacity.org or Sara Delgadillo Cruz at sara.cruz@lacity.org.