This book explores women's organizations and their various educational contributions through local, state, and national networks from 1890 to 1960. Contributors investigate how women united to support and sustain education in both formal and informal settings and examine various associations.
Anne Meis Knupfer is Professor of Educational Studies and Adjunct Professor, History and American Studies Departments, Purdue University, USA. Christine Woyshner is Professor of Education, Temple University, USA.
Introduction; Christine Woyshner and Anne Meis Knupfer
PART I: ADVANCING HIGHER EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL WORK FOR WOMEN
1. Extending College Education to Southern Women; Joan Marie Johnson
2. "Forwarding Our Great Purpose of Research in Education"; Laura Moses Hines
3. Cold War Women; Laura Puaca
PART II: EXPANDING WOMEN'S INFLUENCE IN POLITICS AND SOCIAL REFORM INSTITUTIONS
4. The National College Equal Suffrage League; Jana Nidiffer
5. Latter-Day Knights; Emily Mieras
6. "The Worker Must Have Bread, But She Must Have Roses Too"; Liz Rohan
PART III: "UPLIFTING THE RACE"
7. The Student YMCA; Sharlene Cochrane
8. "I Think I'd Like to Have the Experience of Meeting a Negro"; Marybeth Gasman
9. Linked Together in Service; Kijua Sanders-McMurtry and Nia Woods Haydel
PART IV: SCHOOLING CHILDREN
10. "Politics Are Quite Perplexing"; Barbara Beatty
11. "We Are From the City, and We Are Here to Educate You"; Andrea Knecht
12. The Suburban PTA and the Good Life; Claudia Keenan