Letters to the Editor

In the Interest of Women

Nupur Chaudhuri and Margaret Strobel, February 1992

We express our deep appreciation to Professors Barbara Harris and Gabrielle M. Spiegel for their thoughtful reflections on the many contributions of the late Dr. Catherine M. Prelinger toward the promotion of interests of women historians and advancement of women's history (Perspectives, Nov. 1991, p. 17). We would like to add that Dr. Prelinger also served as president of the Coordinating Committee for Women in the Historical Profession (CCWHP) from 1979 to 1982. She was instrumental in getting affiliated status for independent scholars at U.S. universities. Under her leadership, CCWHP joined the Coalition to Save Our Documentary Heritage to restore funding for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at a time when nearly one-tenth of the CCWHP membership was engaged in documentary editing.

Nupur Chaudhuri
Former Executive Director, CCWHP

Margaret Strobel
Former President, CCWHP