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First Fridays: December 7, 2018
December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Unsung, Outnumbered, Outspoken
Amanda Wick, Interim Archivist, Charles Babbage Institute Archives
The turbulent stories of women in STEM professions and the high tech industry have recently garnered a great deal of media attention. Despite this increased attention, the archives of women in computing are often ignored in favor of collections that narrate their stories through the voice and perspective of powerful men in the field. This talk will re-center the legacy of women in computing using their own words, writings, and discoveries.
Danger! Women at Work
Linnea Anderson, Archivist, Social Welfare History Archives
Issues for women and girls in the workforce ranged from industrial accidents and workplace hazards to harassment and discrimination. Records such as photographs, reports, and exposés uncover the dangers faced by factory workers, shop girls, secretaries, prostitutes, professional women, war workers, and others. These sources also show how social work, a predominantly female profession, often perceived women in the workforce as a danger to femininity, home, and family.
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