In Their Own Words: Celebrating the National Women and Media Collection

Jul 6 – Dec 23, 2022
Where

Center for Missouri Studies
Wenneker Family Corridor Gallery, Second Floor
605 Elm Street
Columbia, MO 65201

Where

Center for Missouri Studies
Wenneker Family Corridor Gallery, Second Floor
605 Elm Street
Columbia, MO 65201

Straight from their diaries, letters, and interviews, In Their Own Words showcases important female voices in media such as Kay Mills, Jean Gaddy Wilson, Marjorie Paxson, Rose Nolen, Tad Bartimus, Christine Craft, Mary Paxton Keeley, Lucile Bluford, Dorothy Jurney, and others. Visitors will learn of their struggles and triumphs in the media industry and how these journalists were able to navigate careers in a traditionally male-dominated industry.

The National Women and Media Collection, established at the State Historical Society of Missouri in 1987, is celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2022. It contains the records of media organizations and the professional and personal papers of notable women who worked as reporters, editors, publishers, and press secretaries, as well as in other positions in the print and broadcast media industries.

Join us September 7 from 4-6 p.m. for the opening reception of In Their Own Words, and on August 24 at 11 a.m. for free virtual program Voices of the National Women and Media Collection.