Tag Archive | women

Happy Birthday, Ichikawa Fusae!

Today, May 15, is Ichikawa Fusae’s/市川房枝 birthday (1893-1981).  Ichikawa was a politician and women’s suffrage advocate.  Today, we are featuring one of her books, “Atarashiki seiji to fujin no kadai/新しき政治と婦人の課題 [New Politics and Women’s Challenges] (Prange Call No. HQ-0400). This thin booklet was edited by Shakai Kyoiku Rengokai/社会教育連合会 and published in 1946 as a part of series.  […]

Featured Publication: A Friend in Need: Esther B. Rhoads, Quakers, and Humanitarian Relief in Allied Occupied Japan, 1946–52 [U.S.-Japan Women’s Journal: Nov. 2016]

Professor Marlene J. Mayo, Associate Professor Emerita of the Department of History, University of Maryland, published an article in the U.S.-Japan Women’s Journal in November 2016.  The article title is “A Friend in Need: Esther B. Rhoads, Quakers, and Humanitarian Relief in Allied Occupied Japan, 1946–52.”  Esther B. Rhoads was assigned to be one of the representatives […]

Advertisements in women’s magazines

Below is a selection of advertisements found on the back covers of women’s magazines.  In addition to advertisements for lotions, makeup, and sewing machines, as you would expect, there are also advertisements for banks and insurance companies.  For advertisements in children’s magazines, see this post.

Campus Club Fall Tea

On September 24, 2015, we were honored to host the Campus Club Fall Tea in the Prange Collection.  Founded in 1938, the Campus Club’s purpose is “to unite women of the university community for the promotion of their common interests in intellectual, social and civic affairs.” Its members include faculty, staff, faculty spouses, and alumnae. […]