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In the Archives: Economics Students Hands-On with Suffrage History
Bring your lunch and join the Duke University Libraries for a special Duke Family Weekend presentation. How did thirty-eight economics students end up curating an exhibit on the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, and what was the process like? While numbers and charts might be the first things to come to mind when thinking about economics, it is a social science that intersects with many other disciplines. The Fall 2019 class “Women in the Economy” explored the historical and present realities of the status of women in relation to labor and the economy with the suffrage movement as the focal point and a major library exhibit as the culminating project. Please join the faculty member, students, and librarians who facilitated this project to hear our story and have an on-camera tour of some of the materials that are featured in the exhibit, "Beyond Supply and Demand: Duke Economics Students Present 100 Years of American Women’s Suffrage."


Genna Miller, Lecturing Fellow of Economics

Meg Brown, Head, Exhibition Services and E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation Exhibits Librarian, Duke University Libraries

Laura Micham, Director, Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture and Curator, Gender and Sexuality History Collections, Duke University Libraries

Oct 16, 2020 12:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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