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National Women's History Museum Launches Lecture Series -D.C.

"National Women’s History Museum launches lecture series"

The National Women's History Museum website : http://www.nwhm.org 

from the article in the Washington Post by Jacqueline Trescott --excerpts only below

The Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Women’s History” kicks off October 18 with a talk by Dr. Vicki Ruiz, the dean of the School of Humanities at the University of California at Irvine. Ruiz, a social historian and professor of History and Chicano/Latino Studies, will discuss milestones of Latino history in the U.S. "

"All the lectures will take place at the : "

"Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. Washington DC  Ruiz’s talk will start at 4 p.m. "

"Booked for the next forums are: Dr. Thavolia Glymph of Duke University, who will discuss “African-American Women: Refugees in the Civil War” on November 17; "

"Dr. Linda Gordon of New York University on December 12 with a look at photographer Dorothea Lange; "

"and Dr. Deborah Willis of New York University who will explore the history of beauty among black women from 1890 to now." ...  excerpts 

from the Washington Post ArtsPost blog post October 13, 2011 at : 



for more background about ALA and COSWL's support of the National Women's History Museum project --please take a look at Dr. Kathleen De La Pena McCook's post from 2008 at her blog, A Librarian at the Kitchen Table --this provides much interesting background.  Take a look and find out more ! 


"In June of 2008, the ALA’s Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL) received a request by the NWHM project to support the NWHM and its goal to create a permanent museum in Washington D.C. The NWHM sought COSWL’s endorsement through then ALA President Loriene Roy in June because of COSWL’s mission to represent women’s issues in the library profession."...  excerpt from Dr. Kathleen De La Pena McCook, 2008

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~/cheers KW

Karen Weaver, MLS, Electronic Resources Statistician, Duquesne University, Gumberg Library, Pittsburgh PA weaverk@duq.edu / melvil4u@gmail.com / Member ALA COSWL

posted on behalf of ALA COSWL Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship