Thursday, March 4, 2021

Lunch & Learn for Women’s History Month

Raleigh, NC
Mar 4, 2021

Join us for lunch during Women’s History Month! The State Library and State Archives of North Carolina are presenting a lunch and learn series each Tuesday at noon starting March 9. Click on a date listed below to learn more or sign up to participate.

March 9: Oral Historian John Horan presents highlights of the “She Changed the World” oral history project. This collection showcases the leadership and ingenuity of select North Carolina women as they share their voices and relate their unique stories from a variety of professional fields and communities.

March 16: Making Time for Women’s History: Exploring Online Collections, Resources and Free Exhibit Tools. Digital Projects Librarian Kelly Agan shares a wealth of online resources and documentary collections for women's history in North Carolina. She will also share open-source tools for bringing exhibits to your website, with a tutorial for how to make a simple interactive timeline using a Google spreadsheet.

March 23: A Viewpoint of Her Own: The Black Mountain College Photographs of Helen M. Post Archivist Sarah Downing examines the work of photographer Helen M. Post, through a collection of images she created at Black Mountain College in 1937. Post photographed members of the faculty, students, campus scenes, and examples of life in the college community. Her photographs are among the most popular materials from the Western Regional Archives.

March 30: Reconstruction Aides worked in Veterans’ Hospitals following WWI. Lead Archivist of the Western Regional Archives, Heather South, discusses the creation of the program and significance of the aides’ activities in Asheville, including their development of the field of physical therapy and arts and crafts to boost patients’ mental health and agility.

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