Work Underway on the Women's Rights Historic Context

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SurveyLA’s Women's Rights Historic Content Statement

The Office of Historic Resources has been 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 will be citywide and the period of significance will 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 will be conducted by staff of the Office of Historic Resources and their consultant, Historic Resources Group, in consultation with experts in the field of women’s history. If you have questions or information to contribute, please contact Janet Hansen at or Sara Delgadillo Cruz at