National History Day discussion list announced

Date: Fri Nov 12 1999 - 13:47:00 EST

Hello, women's history enthusiasts --
The National Women's History Project offers annual prizes for the California
and the National History Day competitions each year, and sends someone to
help with judging each. We've delighted in watching the number of women's
history entries increase exponentially over the past few years. If you or
an organization you belong to are already involved, this list might prove
helpful. If you are not yet involved, it might prove interesting just the
same, showing you what all is involved.
-- Mary Ruthsdotter, National Women's History Project
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