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Women's Institute for Leadership Development (WILD) records

 Collection
Identifier: M185

Overview

The Women's Institute for Leadership Development (WILD) was founded in 1986 to increase the number and diversity of women in the Massachusetts labor movement and increase women's effectiveness as organizers in their unions and community organizations. Through a variety of educational programs, WILD sought to prepare women leaders on all fronts. In addition to leadership development workshops, WILD also offered workshops addressing barriers their participants might face, particularly racism and sexism. WILD's flagship event was the annual Summer Institute, a weekend-long leadership and skills development program. WILD also offered one-day events called "WILD in the Winter". WILD also developed curricula to bring educational opportunities to community-based organizations and to sustain its educational mission by training new workshop facilitators. WILD remains an active organization and continues to offer Summer Institute and WILD in the Winter programs.

Dates

  • 1971-2003
  • Majority of material found within 1987-2003

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is mostly in English; curricula are in English and Spanish.

Conditions Governing Access:

Scholarship records for the Summer Institute are restricted.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use:

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Chronology

1986
Women's Institute for Leadership Development founded.
1987
First annual Summer Institute.
1989
WILD hires first full-time staff member.
1991
WILD becomes an independent non-profit organization.
1992
Summer Institute curriculum translated into Spanish. First annual WILD in the Winter.

Extent

12.15 cubic feet (13 containers)

System of Arrangement:

Organized into three series: Series 1. Administration; Series 2. Programs, Events, and Curricula; Series 3. Photographs.

Physical Location

55/3

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Received from Susan Moir of the Women's Institute for Leadership Development Board of Directors, March 2005.
Title
Finding aid for the Women’s Institute for Leadership Development (WILD) Records
Author
Finding aid prepared by Dominique
Date
July 2012
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Snell Library
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115 US