Trailblazers: Women Leading Their Field

Today’s post is written by Laney Stevenson, Archives Technician at the National Archives at College Park. In celebration of Women’s History Month and with the rousing collective movement for women’s rights and empowerment which has been reignited over the last year, it seems fitting to look back on past recognition of women for their achievements … Continue reading Trailblazers: Women Leading Their Field

What Women Use: Cosmetics, Hygiene Products, and Medicines

Today’s post was written by Laney Stevenson, Archives Technician at the National Archives at College Park. In honor of Women’s History Month, I’ve gathered together some registered patent labels of beauty products created for and used by women, including cosmetics, hygiene products, and medicines, dating from 1878 to 1937. All of the labels are from … Continue reading What Women Use: Cosmetics, Hygiene Products, and Medicines

How Women Look: Standards of Beauty and Female Stereotypes in Product Advertising

Today’s post was written by Laney Stevenson, Archives Technician at the National Archives at College Park. In honor of Women’s History Month, I’ve gathered together some registered patent labels representing standards of beauty for women in the first half of the 20th century as well as depictions of women reinforcing stereotypes commonly held at the … Continue reading How Women Look: Standards of Beauty and Female Stereotypes in Product Advertising

What Women Want: Patent Labels of Products Marketed to Women

Today's post was written by Laney Stevenson, Archives Technician at the National Archives at College Park. In honor of Women’s History Month, I’ve gathered together some registered patent labels for products created for and marketed to women. All of the labels are from Record Group 241, Records of the Patent and Trademark Office, Case Files … Continue reading What Women Want: Patent Labels of Products Marketed to Women

Finding Alice

Several months ago, as part of a processing project relating to Record Group 516: Records of the Federal Judicial Center, 1967 - 1994, I did a little research on a woman named Alice L. O’Donnell. In the Archives Research Catalog, also known as ARC, a researcher can, according to the Archives.Gov website,  search by a … Continue reading Finding Alice

Women at Work

Today’s salute to Women's History Month is written by Alfie Paul, a processing archivist who works with civilian textual records. “We didn’t want women, but now they’re here we’ve found they are just as fast and just as capable as the men.  They are all right.” From “When You Hire Women,” Special Bulletin #14, 1944 … Continue reading Women at Work

A Piece of Women’s History in Record Group 498: “The WAC”

Today’s post is written by Lopez D. Matthews, Jr., an Archives Technician in the Holdings Management Division at Archives II.  Celebrate Women's History Month and discover the the WAC! WACs shipping out The story of women in the military is one of strength and courage in the face of discrimination and doubt. Part of the … Continue reading A Piece of Women’s History in Record Group 498: “The WAC”