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From Hannah Adams, born in 1755, to Vicki Ruiz, born in 1955, this ebook profiles a few 2 hundred ladies historians. among Hannah Adams, who begun compiling ancient info whereas operating as a bobbin lace weaver, and Vicki Ruiz, a 3rd iteration Chicana hailed for pioneering inclusive multicultural women's historical past, the reader will stumble upon ladies of various backgrounds, motivations, and accomplishments. they arrive from numerous occupations, together with public historical past, academia, archival paintings, and renowned historical past writing and a number of fields, together with biography, artwork heritage, army background, and historical past according to problems with quarter, gender, race, ethnicity, type, or sexuality.
Neglected by means of the very box they've got practiced, those ladies offer compelling and bold examples of the historian at paintings. choice for inclusion during this quantity used to be established totally on guides, yet different standards have been regarded as good, together with participation in defining a box of research, effect on different historians or comparable students, cross-disciplinary achievements, and contributions to the paintings of others. some of the ladies have been firsts, corresponding to Louise Phelps Kellogg, the 1st lady president of the Mississippi Valley historic organization (now the OAH), and Mary Frances Berry, the 1st black lady to turn into chancellor at an incredible examine college. This e-book deals modern historians, and all readers, the chance to discover ladies historians' motivations, accomplishments, and certainly, wealthy legacies.
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29, 1992, p. 30; obituary in NewYTBS 23: 240, Feb. 1992; obituary in Art America 80: 158, May 1992; obituary in Art News, 91: 271, May 1992; obituary in Clarion 17: 62–63, Summer 1992; WhoAmA 76, 78, 80; ConAu 21R; WomPO 78; WhoAm 80; WhoAmW 70, 72, 74, 77; Bio-Base. BLUM, STELLA (1916–1985) Curator, Fashion History Stella Blum was born in Schenectady, New York, on October 19, 1916, to Joseph Biercuk, a machinist, and Mary (Kiskiel) Biercuk. , then attended New York University, Queens College (now City University of New York), and the New York Institute of Fine Arts.
Dick’’ Abbot, a Wall Street financier and director of the Film Library at the Museum of Modern Art. Barry returned to Europe in 1949, and the two divorced the next year. She was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor for her work on behalf of French film, and she eventually settled in Fayence, Var, in the south of France. In 1969, when she was ill, alone, and poor, her American friends came to her aid. She died of cancer in Marseilles in 1969. ADDITIONAL SOURCES BiIn 8; FilmgC; OxFilm; NotAW Supp.
From 1930 to 1932 Bruce researched at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago for the McCormick Biographical Association. In 1932–33 she was on the staff of the Nettie Fowler McCormick Foundation. Bruce was a contributor to the Dictionary of American Biography and in 1931 wrote Virginia Iron Manufacture in the Slave Era and ‘‘Massachusetts Women of the Revolution (1716–1789),’’ a chapter in The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Colony, Province and State (1927–30), edited by Albert B. Hart. In 1933 Kathleen Bruce returned to teaching at Hollins College in Virginia.
American Women Historians, 1700s-1990s: A Biographical Dictionary by Shaaron Cosner, Jennifer R. Scanlon