Throughout February, the Women and Leadership Archives (WLA) will be highlighting materials in their collections that celebrate love in all of its various forms. As a part of this celebration the WLA will be posting audio recordings of WLA staff reading selections of some of those items. Listen to the first two recordings below, then follow the WLA on Facebook to discover more.
A love letter written by labor leader, Mollie Lieber West
Mollie sent this romantic letter to her first husband Carl Lieber while he served overseas during WWII. In it she shares some happy news and expresses her sorrow at his being away from her side. To learn more about Mollie and Carl, visit the WLA’s digital exhibit of Mollie’s life and work Women and Labor: The Story of Mollie West.
Excerpt from the Lavender Woman
The Lavender Woman accepted entries from all over Chicago-land and featured articles, illustrations, poetry, and letters by queer women for queer women. You can read some of the Lavender Woman newspapers that have been digitized here.