Thursday, October 4, 2012
Happy Archive Month!
October is National Archive Month. I love archives - which we visit as often as we can. Our favorite is the National Women & Media Collection in Missouri. I am writing an article about my discoveries there for the 25th anniversary of the Collection.
The NWMC was started by women's page editor turned publisher Marjorie Paxson. Other women's page journalists whose papers are at the NWMC include Marie Anderson, Roberta Applegate, Gloria Biggs, Eleni Epstein and Dorothy Jurney. And, most helpful of all are the papers of the Penney-Missouri Awards - the top recognition for women's pages in the 1960s.