Suppressed Histories Archives

Women’s International News Gathering Service (WINGS) contributor Mindy Ran interviewed Max Dash in Amsterdam via zoom in March 2024, for Women’s History Month. Max Dashu founded the Suppressed Histories Archives in 1970 to research and document women’s history from an international perspective. She built a collection of more than 50,000 images (Website: In the interview, Dashu explains how and why she started the Suppressed Histories Archive and explains some of the obstacles and complications in appropriately finding and interrogating the biases of various kind of sources. She notes how the technical demands and opportunities have arisen for the project over its 54 years and her hopes for making the entire collection searchable and accessible.

WINGS has been covering the global women’s movement and related issues for community radio since 1986. WINGS may be contacted at [email protected].


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