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Tag Archives: Women’s History
The original 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights, were ratified on December 15, 1791. For its 200th birthday, the original copy of the Bill of Rights went on a tour of the United States, … Continue reading
Congress passed it on June 4, 1919, and Iowa ratified it on July 2, 1919. Tennessee finally tipped the scales on the 18th of August 1920 as the 36th state to pass this landmark legislation – the 19th Amendment to … Continue reading
Women’s History Month provides reminders of the importance of the contributions of women to our present society, culture, and communities. Many women did this by filling traditional roles, but others took on non-traditional, necessary tasks—and some of them were the … Continue reading
Kathryn Kirschbaum was born August 30, 1931, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Frank and Esther (Kiplinger) Goll. She graduated from Denison College in Grandville, Ohio, in 1953 with a degree in “Citizenship”. She was First Lieutenant in the Army Medical Corps … Continue reading
Phebe W. Sudlow often appears of lists of ‘firsts’ for the positions she held throughout her career as an educator. Most, if not all of these related to her gender: Ms. Sudlow was the first female school superintendent in Iowa … Continue reading
The 2008 Women’s History Month theme asks us to honor and recall the originality, imagination and multiple dimensions of women’s lives. A fine example of this would be 70-year-old Mrs. Mary E. Gensley who received a patent in December 1918 … Continue reading