jenny barker devine is an assistant professor of history at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois. She received a PhD in agricultural history and rural studies from Iowa State University, with a dissertation titled, “‘Our Cherished Ideals’: Ru- ral Women, Activism, and Identity in the Midwest, 1950–1990.” karen j. blair is a professor of history and Department Chairman at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. She was educated at Mount Holyoke College and the State University of New York at Buffalo. She has authored The Clubwoman as Feminist: True Womanhood Redeﬁ ned, 1868–1914 (1980) and The Torchbearers: Women and their Amateur Arts Societies in America, 1980–1930 (1994). She has edited two editions of Women in Paciﬁ c Northwest History with the University of Washington Press and produced two reference works, The History of American Women’s Voluntary Associations: A Guide to Sources, 1810–1960, and Northwest Women: An Annotated Bibliography of Oregon and Washington Women, 1787–1970. Her latest publication, Joining In: Exploring the History of Voluntary Or- ganizations, is a guidebook for researchers. Her latest investigations involve the organizational activity of nineteenth-century women attending normal schools. melissa estes blair received her PhD in history from the University of Vir- ginia in 2008.
Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies – University of Nebraska Press
Published: Feb 4, 2010