Women’s History at The Filson

March is Women's History Month, and we make women's history available every day here at The Filson.

In a past Women's History Month blog post, I detailed links to prior blog posts for those interested in what sort of Women's History we have available here at The Filson.  Since that time, we've had more useful blogs on women and women's history - as you can see from the linked list below!

Enid Yandell

Margaret Smith

Louise Leland

Anne Bruce Haldeman

Ethel duPont

Geneva Howard Bell

Additionally, we offer these two great ongoing blog series:

Quilting in the Filson's Collection

Recipes from the Archives


In the first two months of 2016, my colleagues have cataloged several collections featuring women creators:

Barbara Jean Hutchinson Poems

Belts-Sherman Family Papers

Mary Louise Speed Landscape Architecture Drawings

Anne Bruce Haldeman Miscellaneous Papers

Reutlinger Family Added Papers

You can click on any of the above names to learn more about these collections, and feel free to search our website or visit us to learn more about women's history at The Filson!

Early female pilot, Elwyn Abrams Collection, The Filson Historical Society [011PC12.63]

Early female pilot, Elwyn Abrams Collection, The Filson Historical Society [011PC12.63]

Jennie Cole

Jennie Cole is the Manager of Collection Access at The Filson. She has a MLIS with a specialization in Archives from the University of Pittsburgh and an MA in History from the University of Louisville. Jennie's research interests in the Filson's collections include women's history, Camp Zachary Taylor, and Speed family of Louisville.

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