Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
I just received the edited draft of my Koky Dishon manuscript for a history magazine. (Koky was the first woman on the masthead of the Chicago Tribune.) The questions are good and I should have them answered and turned back in soon. I'm glad to be telling Koky's story - especially because I wrote for one of the Chicago Tribune sections that she created: Womenews. Here is a video tribute to Koky.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
This week I received the oral history CDs of Kathryn "Kay" Clarenbach, who was a founder of N.O.W. The oral history and her papers are at the UW-Madison Archives. Clarenbach was a good friend of feminist leader Catherine East who I am writing a paper about connecting women's activism and journalism.
Lance and I are off to Kansas City for the College Media Advisers convention next week. While there, I hope to get some work done on Margaret Richards, one of the first woman hired at the United Press. She worked there from 1931 to 1974. That's her at the far right in this photo taken in a Kansas City newsroom. She was included in the Washington Press Club Foundation's oral history project on women journalists. She covered major news events while with UP - something that was unique for women at the time.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
This week I received the manuscript written by Catherine East called "Critical Comments on A Lesser Life, the Myth of Women's Liberation in America." It was located in Kay Clarenbach's papers at the University of Wisconsin archives. I am currently working on an article about Catherine and her friendship with political journalist Vera Glaser. I went through Catherine's papers at the Schlesinger Library this past summer and Vera's papers at the University of Wyoming last fall.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
We went to Sarasota this weekend and drove through Lakeland. Two Lakeland Ledger women's page journalists won Penney-Missouri Awards in the 1960s: Dorothy-Anne Flor and Sallie Batson.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
My recent paper about Florida women's page editors and club women was named honorable mention for the Maurine Beasley Award at the American Journalism Historians Association Conference in Seattle last weekend. This is an article from Editor & Publisher about Edee Greene. Edee was included in my paper.
I am working on a biographical piece on Edee for an upcoming history conference.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
While in Seattle for AJHA, I visited the memorial to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer women's page journalist Bobbi McCallum. My article about Bobbi has been accepted for publication. Here is a link to an earlier post on Bobbi.