Western History & Genealogy Blog

Acquisitions Highlight: Rocky Mountain Women's Institute

Western History and Genealogy receives donations to its Archives Collection regularly and from a wide array of individuals, businesses, and organizations.

Of recent note is our acquisition of the Rocky Mountain Women's Institute records. RMWI was founded in 1976 by Peggy McIntosh and Nancy K. Hill, who sought an outlet that would offer financial support and community building to women in the arts. The organization persisted until 2009, when a lack of funding and space forced it to close its doors. The records of the RMWI are now a permanent part of our Archives Collection, and include administrative records, promotional materials, slides and photographs, and samples of projects. The collection is open to any and all interested researchers!