Thomas & Katherine Detre Library & Archive Treasures: Feme Sole Trader Separate Earning Act Records


This August marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment’s ratification in 1920. Inanticipation of this milestone anniversary, archivists, librarians, and museum professionals throughout Western Pennsylvania arehighlighting women’s history collections with educational programming, exhibits, andpublications. As we honor the deeds ofprominent firsts and revisit the stories of women who enacted change, these efforts prompt us to look at the daily-felt injustices and experiences that formed the setting of their achievements.

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