The finding aid for the ROADwomen Records is now available online. This collection of materials, part of the Carey C. Shuart Women’s Archive and Research Collection, is primarily concerned with the River Oaks Area Democratic Women, an organization for politically active women that was incorporated in 1997.
ROADwomen’s main goal was to fill a void in Democratic activity within Houston, where 25 groups existed for Republican women in Harris County. The group’s goals were to elect Democrats to office, especially pro-choice women, to influence the Democratic Party to continue its role in social justice and equal rights, and to educate the city’s citizens about important political issues.
The collection, covering the time period from 1994 to 2008, includes materials for both Democratic and Republican candidates. It contains correspondence, business and financial records, photographs, and copies of the group’s newsletter.