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Schedule 2016 Conference

DRAFT Schedule

8:30 to 9:00 – Registration

9:00 to 10:15 – Sessions One and Two

Session One: Women, Work, and War
Moderator: Chandler Lighty, Indiana Historical Bureau

Anita Morgan,

Indiana University – Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI)

“Blushing Young Virgins and Elderly Matrons”?: Women Workers at the Indiana State Arsenal
Nancy N. Conner,

Indiana Humanities

The Impact of World War II: Mexican American and Japanese American Women at Work in Indiana
Ruth L. Fairbanks,

Indiana State University

Expecting Trouble: War Production, Physicians and the Pregnant Worker

Session Two: Women Reformers at Work
Moderator: Nicole Poletika, Indiana Historical Bureau

Amanda Koch,

Indiana University

Woman with a Mission: The Superintendent’s Wife at an Indianapolis Rescue Mission
Katherine Badertscher,

Indiana University

Evaline Holliday and the Work of Community Service

10:30 to 11:45 – Sessions Three, Four, and Five

Session Three: Changing Attitudes on Women and Work
Moderator: Anita Morgan, IUPUI

M. Teresa Baer,

Indiana Historical Society

Susan Wallace: : Eyewitness to Women’s Places in the Victorian Era
Laura Merrifield Albright,

University of Indianapolis

Women in Indiana State Government: Reflecting on 200 Years of Achievements
Virginia F. Pleasant,

Purdue University

Women’s Contributions to Household Economy, Agriculture, and Education through Home Demonstration Clubs and Cooperative Extension Work

Session Four: Business Women at Work
Moderator: Justin Clark, IUPUI

Wendy Gamber,

Indiana University

Indianapolis’s Female Economy: The Work History of The Notorious Mrs. Clem
Jyoti Verderame,


Flora Krauch: How a Progressive Era Working Woman Became Known as Mother to the Nation’s First Complete Children’s Wear Department

Session Five: Discrimination and Compensation for Women’s Work
Moderator: Jordan Ryan, IUPUI

Norma B. Erickson,


Unparalleled Helpfulness and Loyalty: An Introduction to the Early Training of African-American Nurses in Indianapolis, 1909-1921
Vivian Deno,

Butler University

Laurel C. Thayer, Self-Supporting Women, and the Struggle for Waged Equality in Early Twentieth Century Indiana

12:00 to 1:30 – Lunch with Keynote Speaker,

Nancy Gabin, Department of History, Purdue University

“Bossy Ladies:  Toward a History of Wage-Earning Women in Indiana”

1:30 to 2:45 – Sessions Six, Seven, and Eight

Session Six: Women, Crime, and Reformation
Moderator: Jill Weiss, Indiana Historical Bureau

Kelsey Kauffman, Michelle Jones, Anastazia Schmid, Kim Baldwin, Leslie Hauk, Lara Campbell,            Nan Luckhart,

Indiana Women’s Prison

Women, Crime, and Reformation in Postbellum Indiana

Session Seven: Changing Nature of Miami Women’s Work
Moderator: Nancy Conner, Indiana Humanities

Dani Tippmann,

Whitley County Historical Museum

Takumwah, Leader through the Generations
Ashley Glassburn Falzetti,

Eastern Michigan University

The Impact of Land Cession Treaties on Miami Women’s Labor and Practices of Survivance

Session Eight: College Women at Work
Moderator: Brittany Kropf, Indiana State Library

Noraleen A. Young,

Past to Present

Help the Girls Win Out”: Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity and college women in Indiana prior to 1920
Karen Wood,

Green3, LLC

Leading Hoosier Women in Wartime: How Kate Hevner Mueller Prepared Collegiate Coeds for World War II
Khalilah A. Shabazz, Remitha Norman

IUPUI, EeClipse Management Consulting

Seven Pearls in Action: Reflections on Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated and its contributions to Indiana’s Youth and Women

3:00 to 4:00 – Plenary Session

“What Future for Indiana Women’s History?”

Jen Guiliano, IUPUI

Modupe Labode, IUPUI

Jeannie Regan-Dinius, Department of Historic Preservation & Archaeology, DNR

Susan Ferentinos, Public History Consultant

Partners and Sponsors:

This program has been made possible through a matching grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.