First Fridays: April 5, 2019
April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
‘Love, Old Horror’: Margaret Wise Brown, Edith Thacher Hurd, and the Writing of a Picture Book
Caitlin Marineau, Assistant Curator, Children’s Literature Research Collections
Supporter of the Marginalized: Clara Barton
Lois Hendrickson, Curator, Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine
Description: Clara Barton, known as the founder of the American Red Cross, dedicated her life to helping build careers for others, particularly women. Her diaries reveal her humanitarian work and efforts to promote employment for women and help for refugee children. They also give us a glimpse of how she accomplished this work in the male dominated institutions of the 19th century.
About First Fridays Series 2018-2019
A series of intellectually stimulating talks at Elmer L. Andersen Library
We Are Here: Women in the Archives
With women comprising half the population, their accomplishments and voices are found throughout the archives. Yet do their stories regularly rise to the top? The 2018-2019 Archives and Special Collections First Fridays season will focus on female-identifying stories — the firsts, the unsungs, the leaders, the marginalized, those who found their way to a place at the table and those who may never have managed to get there.
First Fridays is made possible by a generous gift from Governor Elmer L. and Mrs. Eleanor Andersen in honor of former University Librarian Dr. Edward B. Stanford.
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120
University of Minnesota, 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55455
Parking and directions
Free and open to the public.
Light refreshments at 11:45 a.m. | Presentations begin at noon with cavern tours to follow.
- University of Minnesota Libraries Archives and Special Collections