Tagged: women

Library War Service, 1917-1920

By Mary Margaret Mahoney The United States mobilized quickly after President Woodrow Wilson declared war on Germany on April 2, 1917. Troops travelled to the front with the help of massive mobilization efforts to...

Marking International Women’s Day, 2017

  Newsgirls:  Did They Need to be Saved? In the legislative session in the winter/spring of 1917, the fate of Connecticut’s newsgirls was on the table.   A bill was put forth that stated that...

Connecticut Women and World War I

Introduction During the height of the Great War in Europe, the Connecticut press was flush with headlines promoting and recording countless examples of war work.  As Washington began sending troops abroad, various media outlets,...

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