Category Archives: Word-Worthy Women

Word Worthy Woman: Madame C. J. Walker, bath and beauty pioneer

I’m currently writing a post about minority women who have become prominent social figures through their cosmetics entrepreneurship. I feel I could hardly do them justice without talking first about one of America’s first female or black millionaires, an early … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Special Magazine: Godey’s Lady’s Book

Godey’s Lady’s Book, published between 1830 and 1898, established the foundation for contemporary American fashion magazines. The longest running ongoing publication to address interests of women in the nineteenth century, Godey’s Lady’s Book included fashion coverage, domestic matters such as housekeeping and cooking, … Continue reading

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Name game for new threads?

Hi, everyone, Welcome back to Volumes & Issues. I’m working on a couple of big themes for this fall 2018/spring 2019 school year. These have grown from series I’ve written in the past, like Needles In the Stacks and Word-Worthy … Continue reading

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