Monday, March 30, 2009
My article about Los Angeles Times women's page editor Maggie Savoy has been published in California History: Journal of the California Historical Society, 2009, Vol. 86, No. 3.
It is the article I am most proud of researching and writing.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
I just ordered this Bonnie Cashin Coach bag. Washington Star fashion editor Eleni Epstein interviewed Bonnie many years ago. I found the transcript in Bonnie's papers at UCLA.
My article about Eleni is under review at a history journal. UPDATE: I received back the comments for a revise-and-resubmit and I am working on it.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
I learned this week that my article on Louisville Courier-Journal women's page editor and later managing editor Carol Sutton has been accepted for publication in a national history journal. I am finishing up minor revisions on the manuscript.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
I recently found this early photo of editor J Edward Murray (often known as JEM). He was women's page editor Maggie Savoy at the Arizona Republic. I'm working on collecting information on supportive male editor including JEM and Jim Bellows.
Here is a later photo of JEM.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Yesterday I received CDs of an oral history that women's page editor Beverley Morales conducted for a Montana History group. It was great to actually hear her voice as she interviewed her subject.
I am still collecting information about Beverley.
Monday, March 16, 2009
I was so sad to hear that the print edition of the Seattle P-I will end tomorrow. Here's a link to the story.
This fountain, a tribute to the late women's page journalist Bobbi McCallum, sits out front of the P-I building. My article about Bobbi comes out next month. My thanks to P-I editor Janet Grimley for her help.
The amazing Jim Bellow's memorial was on Friday. I loved this column about the memorial. It made me cry.
Jim was married to women's page editor Maggie Savoy in the 1960s until her death in December 1970.
I plan to write an article about Jim and his role in helping women in journalism.
Lance and I are in New York City for our annual visit. Jim Bellows and Maggie Savoy lived in New York City for a few years. (Maggie was the women's page editor in Phoenix when she left the position to marry Jim.) They held great parties and practiced great journalism. They were an amazing couple.
I interviewed Jim on the phone during one of our New York trips a few years ago. His memorial was on Friday. I am so glad I had the opportunity to speak to him about Maggie. He will be missed.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Tomorrow I am presenting a paper on women's page political columnist Vera Glaser at a conference in New York City.
Here is paperwork from Vera Glaser's appearance on Meet the Press. It can be found in her papers at the University of Wyoming.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I received the Fort Lauderdale News women's page editor Edee Greene's divorce decree. It was granted in 1951 for extreme cruelty and was not contested by her husband. (He left her for one of Edee's friends.)
She received no alimony and had to raise three children by herself. That's what led to her first professional journalism position at the Orlando Sentinel.
I just found this information about the 1963 American Newspaperwomen's Club event that Vera Glaser co-hosted. The above image is from the event. Here is a link to audio of the event. Both are found at the University of Denver.
I am working on a paper about women's page political reporter Vera Glaser. I am presenting it at a conference in New York City this weekend. I went through Vera's papers at the University of Wyoming last year.
Monday, March 9, 2009
I tracked down this image of Maria Helena Morales' gravesite. She was the daughter of Sun-Sentinel women's page editor Beverley Morales.
Last week I received the divorce decree of Beverley and her husband, Hector. They were divorced on May 22, 1967. Little Maria died in a drowning accident on June 26, 1967. What a difficult time that must have been.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
I spent yesterday in Dallas being interviewed about women's page editor Vivian Castleberry for the PBS documentary Trailblazing Texas Women. It was great to talk about Vivian's importance.
Vivian is the one in the upper, left corner in this image.
I was so sad to learn yesterday that Jim Bellows had died. Here's a link to one of several obits.
Jim was a great editor. A great champion for the underdog. An advocate and mentor for women journalists. He was married to women's page journalist Maggie Savoy until her death in 1970. He made a real difference.
I interviewed him a few years ago about Maggie.
Here's a link to an obit that mentions Maggie.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Yesterday I received the death certificate of Beverley Morales' daughter Maria Morales. The toddler drowned in the family swimming pool in 1967. (Beverley was the women's page editor of the Sun-Sentinel at the time.) I am putting together a timeline of Bevereley's long career. In addition to being a journalist, she was an advocate for Native Americans in her home state of Montana.
From the death certificate, I learned that Maria's middle name was Helena. (Beverley was from Montana.)
Following Mari's death, Beverley moved to Ohio and became a women's page editor at a Dayton newspaper.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
On Saturday I am flying to Dallas for the day to be interviewed about Dallas women's page editor Vivian Castleberry for a documentary. I wrote an article about Vivian for the Southwest Historical Quarterly and visited her last summer.
I am going over my notes about Vivian.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Today I heard from the woman who is making a documentary about Dallas woman's page journalist Vivian Castleberry. I am flying out to Dallas to be interviewed for the documentary next weekend.
Over the weekend, I heard from a distant relative of Miami Herald women's page editor Marie Anderson. He had several photos of Anderson's mother, Marie Willard Anderson. This one was taken in 1908.