Envisioning the Future of the Sallie Bingham Center
In 1988, the Women's Studies Archivist position was created thanks to the generosity of author, playwright, teacher and feminist activist Sallie Bingham. In collaboration with pioneering historian Ann Firor Scott, Duke Women's Studies' Founding Director Jean O'Barr and head of Special Collections Robert Byrd, Sallie Bingham found Duke to be the right place to support the endeavour of creating a new archive of women's history. The center was permanently endowed in 1993 and named the "Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture" in 1999 to honor Bingham's vision and legacy. Sallie Bingham is the featured speaker at this spring program celebrating our 25th anniversary.