August 26, 2009
Passed on August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment created universal suffrage in the United States and after years of fighting, allowed women to vote. This blog post, written to honor the 89th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, looks at opinions on the suffrage at Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. It highlights unexpected critics of the 19th Amendment through student editorials, and highlights suffragist faculty members of the college such as Dr. Ellen Potter and Dr. Anna Howard Shaw.
August 5, 2009
In early August 2009 a huge storm hit the American midwest and caused major flash flooding in the Louisville, Kentucky area. One building damaged in the flood was The Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs, which sustained heavy flooding to its basement, where the museum’s archival collections were stored. This blog post focuses on the converging interests of its author, Legacy Center archivist Lisa Grimm: horse racing and archives. The post describes the immense danger of water damage in archival collections, and explains why the majority of archives are located in basements. It also briefly covers the widespread and sometimes unorganized nature of archival material on horse racing, and suggests better ways to preserve horse racing archival material.