One women’s journey

[Forwarded from the Library of Congress, via the DIG_REF mailing list]

“Left my family and started on my long trip across the plains.” With these quiet words, Mary Ringo began the tale of her family’s journey from Missouri to Utah. Join us as we follow her wagons across the plains through storms and desert, disease, Indian attacks, and death.

Focusing on a single document, Sheridan Harvey, Library of Congress Reference Specialist for Women’s Studies, uses other first-person accounts, maps, and photographs to augment Mary’s story and to explore the rich history of America’s overland journeys.

When: Wednesday, March 21, 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.), 1:00 p.m. CST
= 6 p.m. GMT = 19:00 CET

To attend, go to

Type your name and click “Enter” to go into the online room. A small software applet will download to your computer as you enter the room. All that is needed is an Internet connection, sound card, and speakers. A headset with microphone will enable you to speak to the group.

Log on 5 minutes early to allow for the web conference software to be downloaded automatically to your computer. For further assistance, have a look at

The event, like previous ones, will later become available via the OPAL Podcast,

For more information about upcoming programs, see Online Programming for All Libraries (OPAL) at

For more background to the program have a look at

·American Women: A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women’s History and Culture in the United States –

·Women’s History Month Resource Page –

Weitere Rubrik: Frauenarchive

Diesen Blogbeitrag zitieren
BCK (2007, 9. März). One women’s journey. Archivalia. Abgerufen am 24. Mai 2024, von

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