Online Exhibits

Online Exhibits from the Women’s Reproductive History Alliance

Mary Kassmeier: Midwife on the Upper Missouri. Using a photo album kept by Fort Benton midwife Mary Catherine Reicks Kassmeier, this exhibit explores Montana midwifery  in the early 1900s.

Midwives in Montana. This exhibit tells the story of the women who fought for the right to birth at home and the state legislature who acted to protect their profession in the latter part of the twentieth century.

Online Exhibits at the University of Montana, Missoula – Archives and Special Collections

RankinforCongressWomen in Montana Politics. This online exhibit features a timeline highlighting the role of women in Montana and University of Montana politics and political activities from 1882 to the present. The exhibit also includes a guide to collections by and about women held in Archives and Special Collections at the University of Montana’s Mansfield Library.

Line drawing of Mary Maclane Matter of Perspective: Women Writers and Montana 1890-1930. This exhibit tells the story of several prominent women authors in Montana. The books featured in this exhibit are from the Mansfield Library’s Archives and Special Collections, which also curated the exhibit.

Woman in the kitchen, c. 1950A History of the UM Home Economics Department. In the summer of 1913 the first home economics course was offered at the University of Montana-Missoula. For seventy-six years the department offered courses in subjects like household budgeting, textiles, nutrition and interior design. In 1989 the department was eliminated. This exhibit illustrates the history of the department and features photographs, recruitment pamphlets and other memorabilia. Exhibit created by the the Mansfield Library’s Archives and Special Collections.

Patricia GoedickeInextricable Fusion: The Poetry of Patricia Goedicke. Patricia Goedicke published 13 books of poetry from 1968-2009 and taught Creative Writing at The University of Montana from 1981-2003.  Goedicke’s works often weave together a broad range of images and themes.  For example, in her review of As Earth Begins to End, Robin Becker writes, “[Goedicke’s] genius, in this book, becomes her language for linking individual sorrow to the sorrows of the environment, of globalization, of science and politics.” This exhibit draws from Patricia Goedicke’s literary manuscripts at The University of Montana, Missoula.  It is intended to illustrate Goedicke’s approach to poetry as teacher, writer, and critic.

Kappa Kappa Gamma members in front of their sorority house in Missoula, c. 1950History of Greek Life at UM. The first Greek social organizations at The University of Montana-Missoula were founded over 100 years ago. Today The University of Montana-Missoula is home to six national recognized fraternities and four national recognized sororities. This exhibit features materials from The University of Montana-Missoula yearbook, The Sentinel; the student newspaper, the Kaimin; scrapbooks; and records from the Mansfield Library’s Archives and Special Collections.

Online Exhibit from Montana State University

Extraordinary Ordinary Women of Montana State University provides profiles of 125 women  leaders, problem solvers and innovators from today and throughout MSU’s history.

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