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Celebrating 31 Women, 31 Days
Women's HerStory Month, March 2008

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Artists
Berthe Morisot
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Latina:
Ana Castillo
3
Social Reformer:
Annie Besant
4
Attorney:
Belva A. Lockwood
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Opera Singer:
Marian Anderson

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Japanese author:
Murasaki Shikibu
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Aviator:
Emily Howell Warner

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Computer Science:
Srinija Srinivasan
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Ruler:
Eleanor of Aquitaine

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Musician:
Edna Fischer

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Athlete, rodeo:
Thena Mae Farr
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Actor, Businesswoman
Mary Pickford

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Senator:
Mee Moua
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U.S. Senator:
Barbara Boxer

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Infamous Past:
Mary Peck Butterworth
16
Physicist:
Katherine G. Johnson
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Palentologist:
Mary Anning
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Composer:
Ruth Crawford Seeger
19
Chemist:
Anna Jane Harrison
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Athlete:
 Joan Benoit Samuelson
21
Artist:
Grace Arnold Albee
22
Author, Comedian:
Louise Rennison
23
Actor:
Rita Hayworth
24
Entomologist:
Edith Marion Patch
25
Author:
Lizy Cody
26
Physician:
Susan LaFlesche Picotte
27
Poet:
Bessie Rayner Parkes
28
Labor Rights Activist
  Mary Harris "Mother" Jones
29
Native American:
Cynthia Ann Parker
30
Author
Kate Chopin

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Anthropologist:
Anne Allison







Women's HerStory Month, March 2008

Day 1:  Artists
Featured Women's Biography Site:
National Museum of Women in the Arts: includes artists images and biographical information including Kathe Kollwitz, Mary Cassatt, and Frida Kahlo.  http://www.nmwa.org/collection/a-z.asp  

Featured Artist : Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) from Bourges, France
painter and printmaker
landscapes, impressionist
1874-1886 included in impressionist exhibitions

1874 her work was included with the Société Anonyme des Artistes-Peintres, Sculpteurs, Graveurs exhibit
1892 her first solo exhibition
http://www.nmwa.org/collection/profile.asp?LinkID=609
http://www.artchive.com/artchive/M/morisot.html
http://www.speedmuseum.org/morisot_artist.html
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Day 2:   Latina
Featured Women's Biography Site:
Latina "Wall of Fame" is a commemorative feature recognizing Latinas who have made a meaningful impact on our lives, our communities, and our nation. So far more than a dozen brief profiles with links to additional information about Latina's throughout history is provided.
http://www.imdiversity.com/villages/hispanic/history_heritage/whm_wall_of_fame.asp

Featured Latina: Ana Castillo ( ) Chicago, Illinois
Chicana poet and writer Ana Castillo was born and raised in Chicago, but has spent most of her writing career studying her Mestiza heritage.
http://www.imdiversity.com/villages/hispanic/history_heritage/whm_wall_of_fame.asp#CASTILLO
http://www.anacastillo.com/a/index.php
http://voices.cla.umn.edu/vg/Bios/entries/castillo_ana.html

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Day 3 Social Reformer
Featured Women's Biography Site:
BBC: History - Historic Figures briefly describes women and men from different centuries, provides links to more information, timelines, and related links.    http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/index.shtml 

Featured Social Reformer: Annie Besant (1847 - 1933)    
Besant was a British social reformer, campaigner for women's rights and a supporter of nationalism for the people of India. Besant and Charles Bradlaugh published The Fruits of Philosophy (1877), a book advocating birth control. Later, she published her own book, The Laws of Population, also advocating birth control. Once again, the intolerant and the media accused her of  writing an "indecent, lewd, filthy, bawdy and obscene" book. 

Besant also sought reform for the working conditions of women and to improve the quality of schools and the need for the disadvantaged to receive free meals and medical exams.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/besant_annie.shtml
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Wbesant.htm
http://womenshistory.about.com/od/freethought/a/annie_besant.htm
http://www.ceeby.com/people/anniebesant.cfm
 
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Day 4  Attorney
Featured Women's Biography Site:
Essortment provides biographies about some of the world's most notable political figures, scientists, criminals, inventors, presidents, queens,kings and more.    http://www.essortment.com/in/History.People/index.h
 
Featured Attorney: Belva A. Lockwood (1830-1917), from New York
First woman allowed to practice law before U.S. Supreme Court.
First woman to run for president in the United States (1884) She was again nominated by the National Equal Rights Party in 1888 to run for the office of the Presidency.
She was also the first woman to practice law in the lower federal court system.
http://nmnm.essortment.com/belvalockwood_rakd.htm
http://www.stanford.edu/group/WLHP/papers/lockwood.htm
http://www.robinsonlibrary.com/america/unitedstates/1865/biography/lockwood.htm
http://www.uh.edu/engines/epi968.htm
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Day 5 Opera Singer
Featured Women's Biography Site:
Phenomenal Women provides brief profiles about more than 50 women who have made a difference.
http://school.discovery.com/schooladventures/womenofthecentury/phenomenalwomen/index.html
 
Featured Opera Singer: Marian Anderson (1897-1993), from Philadelphia, Pennsylvannia
Growing up in racially divided America, Marian Anderson, did not let the prejudices obstruct her musical aspirations.
1925 she won a singing contest to perform with the accompaniment of the Philadelphia Philharmonic Orchestra.
1932 segregation laws enforced by Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. because of her race, denied her the opportunity  for her operatic performance. Instead, she performed at the Lincoln Memorial to an appreciative audience of 75,000 people.
1955 in acknowledgement of her international accomplishments, she became the first black singer to perform with the Metropolitan Opera.  
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schooladventures/womenofthecentury/phenomenalwomen/arts.html
http://lkwdpl.org/wihohio/ande-mar.htm
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/Anderson-Marian.htm
http://www.notablebiographies.com/A-An/Anderson-Marian.html
http://www.netglimse.com/celebs/pages/marian_anderson/index.shtml
 
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Day 6 Japanese author
Featured Women's Biography Site:
Women's Lives provides more than 100 images and descriptions of women's lives are provided at this site.
http://www.edwardsly.com/wobio.html
 
Featured Japanese author: Murasaki Shikibu (c. 976-c. 1031), Kyoto, Japan
Murasaki Shikibu was a Japanese writer of the late Heian period. Her book, The Tale of Genji, is considered to be the world's first true novel. Also recognized as the world's first psychological novel. It is viewed as one of  Japan's longest and most distinguished masterpieces of literature (consisting of 54 chapters).
Her actual name is unknown. Daughter of Fujiwara Tamatoki, a poet and provincial governor. Was married, but widowed with one daughter within a short span of time.
http://www.edwardsly.com/murasaki.htm
http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/heroine9.html
http://harvardmagazine.com/2002/05/murasaki-shikibu.html
http://gale.cengage.com/free_resources/whm/bio/murasaki_s.htm
http://picpal.com/genji.html

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Day 7    Aviator
Featured Women's Biography Site:
Women in Aviation, International's History section provides a few links, but mostly one-line information about 26 aviators.
http://www.wai.org/resources/pioneers.cfm
 
Featured Aviator: Emily Howell Warner (1939 to present) from Denver, Colorado
1973 became the first female pilot hired for a scheduled U.S. passenger airline
 973 was awarded the Amelia Earhart "Woman of the Year"
1974 she became the first woman as a member of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA)
1976 promoted to captain, the first female captain for a scheduled U.S. air carrier
1983 she was inducted into Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame
1990 she retired from United Parcel Service (pilot of a Boeing 737) to become a Federal Aviation Administration examiner.
1992 was inducted into the Women in Aviation Pioneers Hall of Fame
1994, Granby Public Library opens the Emily Howell Warner Aviation Education Resource Center
1994 Colorado Senate Resolution 94-29 is passed, honoring Capt. Emily Warner for her achievements in aviation history
2000 she was inducted into the Colorado Wings over the Rockies Museum
http://www.wai.org/resources/pioneers.cfm#1992
http://cf.alpa.org/internet/alp/2000/jun00p29.htm
http://www.ctie.monash.edu.au/hargrave/warner.html
http://www.alpa.org/alpa/DesktopModules/ViewDocument.aspx?DocumentID=812
http://www.capitalistchicks.com/?q=node/145

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Day 8  Computer Science Ontologist
Featured Women's Biography Site:
South Asian Women Network (SAWNET) uses internet news reports and sources to provide information about more than a hundred South Asian women.
http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/users/sawweb/sawnet/whoswho.html
 
Featured Computer Science Ontologist: Srinija Srinivasan (1970? to present) born in India; raised in Kansas, U.S.
1989    Earned the Presidential Scholar Award, graduated from Lawrence High SchoolCollege, Kansas
            Stanford University graduate, with a B.S. in Symbolic Systems
1994    Began working at Yahoo! It's 3rd employee and now is known as an Ontologist,  Vice President and Editor in Chief for Yahoo! Inc.
1995    Chosen as Newsweek's "The Net 50"
1996    Selected as one of the  "40 Under 40" by San Francisco Focus
2000     Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute
http://www.sawnet.org/whoswho/?Srinivasan+Srinija
http://www.presidentialscholars.org/scholars_state2.asp?school_state=KS
http://www.copacommission.org/commission/srinivasan.shtml
http://www.hscnet.org/hwp.php?articleid=47
http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/4.05/indexweb.html?pg=2&topic=
http://soe.stanford.edu/AR95-96/jerry.html
http://www.indianexpress.com/res/web/pIe/ie/daily/19991114/ige14007.html
 
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Day 9   Ruler
Featured Women's Biography Site:
Female Heroes of the Regions of the World: Included are The Trung Sisters (Asia: Vietnam,ca. 40 A.D.); Empress Wu Zetian (Asia: China: Tang Dynasty); Queen Sondok (or Sonduk) (Asia: Korea: Silla Dynasty); Sorghaghtani Beki (Asia: Mongolia: Genghis Khan); and Murasaki Shikibu (Lady Murasaki) (Asia: Japan: Heian Period)
http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/heroine.html
 
Featured Ruler: Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204) was "one of the most powerful and fascinating personalities of feudal Europe".
age 15    She was married to Louis VII, King of France
age 19    Helped to organize 300 women to provide aide and care during the 2nd Crusade
age 30    First marriage annualled (althought she bore 2 children). Married Henry, who became King of England (she gave birth to 5 more children. 2 of whom became Kings.)
Known as a political advisor and influential regarding military decisions.
http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/heroine2.html
http://www.royalty.nu/Europe/England/Angevin/Eleanor.html
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nwa/aquit.html
http://www.french-at-a-touch.com/French_History/eleanor_of_aquitaine.htm

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Day 10   Musician and media host
Featured Women's Biography Site:
Museum of the City of San Francisco: offers biographies about women and men who played a role in this California city's heritage.
http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist1/index1.html
 
Featured Musician and media host: Edna Fischer (1902 - 1997) from Berkeley, California
San Francisco's First Lady of Radio
Child prodigy pianist
Graduated from Berkeley High School
Toured with the renowned Duncan Sisters
Worked for KFRC - AM as a regular on "Blue Monday Jamboree," one San Francisco's earliest and most popular local radio programs
1939 her NBC broadcasts were part of the Treasure Island World's Fair
1950's worked for tv station KPIX
2006 she was  inducted into the Bay Area's Radio Hall of Fame
http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist1/fischer.html
http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist3/kfrc.html
http://www.sfradiomuseum.com/schneider/edna3.shtml

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Day 11  Athlete, Rodeo
Featured Women's Biography Site:
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame lists 149 inductees by name. Brief profiles are provided for the newest inductees and for deceased honorees.
http://www.cowgirl.net/allhonorees.aspx
 
Featured Athlete, rodeo fame: Thena Mae Farr (1927-1985)  TX
Used her ranching skills to compete in every rodeo event from barrel racing to bronc riding.
1944-45 attended Texas State College for Women
1947 Co-created (with Nancy Binford) to form the Tri-State All Girl Rodeo Association (GRA), a  pioneering effort to organize women as professional rodeo competitors.
1981 GRA was renamed the Women's Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA)
1985 inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame
http://www.cowgirl.net/honorees/Thena_Mae_Farr.aspx
http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/FF/ffa28.html
http://www.wpra.com/aboutus.htm
 
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Day 12   Actor, Businesswoman
Featured Women's Biography Site:
Celebrating Women's Achievements:  Each year the National Library celebrates Women's History Month in Canada by honoring the contributions of Canadian women in developing Canada. A brief biographical sketch highlights each woman's life and achievements. This is followed by a list of suggested readings or works.
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/women/index-e.html
 
Featured Actor, Businesswoman: Mary Pickford (1892-1979), from Toronto, Canada
1919 Co-founder of United Artists film studio
1927 Co-founder (of the original 26) of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
1929 Academy Award winner
Began acting at age 5 years and by the age of ten, as an actor, she was her family's main source of income
Pay equity was important to her. Pickford to be paid the same as her male counterparts. At one point, she was paid the same amount as her acting contemporary, Charlie Chaplin. Her salary peaked at $350,000 per picture. 
She made hundreds of films, with many different companies.
Her final silent film was My Best Girl in 1927.
1929 Best Actress Oscar for Coquette, her first "talkie" film and the first Academy Award given to a sound film.
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/women/002026-710-e.html
http://www.marypickford.com/about_mp.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Pickford
http://www.cobbles.com/simpp_archive/mary-pickford_intro.htm
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Day 13   Senator
Featured Women's Biography Site:
Who's Who of Asian Americans   Asian American Net publishes biographies of Asian Americans who have made significant achievements in their careers and professional fields and those who made a difference to their communities and the American society at large.
http://www.asianamerican.net/whoswho.html
 
Featured Senator: Mee Moua (1936 to present), from Laos, 1978 US immigrant
Senator for the State of Minnesota
Degrees from Brown University
Masters of Public Policy from University of Texas-Austin
Law degree from the University of Minnesota
At age 32 (2002) she was elected Minnesota State Senator, first and highest ranking Hmong American elected official in the United States.
http://www.asianamerican.net/bios/Moua-Mee.html
http://www.meemoua.com/biography.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mee_Moua
http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200201/29_wilcoxenw_moua/

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Day 14   U.S. Senator
Featured Women's Biography Site:
Who's Who in the federal government, a listing of elected, appointed, and working members of the federal government.
http://exlibris.memphis.edu/resource/unclesam/whos.html
 
Featured U.S. Senator: Barbara Boxer (1940 to present), from Brooklyn, New York
Since 1993, US Senator from California
Numerous awards for political and community contributions
1962 graduated from Brooklyn College
Supervisor for supervisor in Marin County, California (6 years)
1983 elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from California's Sixth District (10 years)
http://boxer.senate.gov/about/bio/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Boxer
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/Boxer.html
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Day 15   Infamous Past
Featured Women's Biography Site:
Notable Women Ancestors provides an extensive list of women. Their biographical entries are categorized alphabetically, artists, heriones, Native Americans, politicians, religious leaders, and survivors.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nwa/
 
Feature Infamous Past: Mary Peck Butterworth (1686-1771) from Rehoboth, Massachusetts, alledged couterfeiter.
Infamous for her skills in creating couterfeit currency during the early 18th Century in the Rhode Island area.
Mother of 7 children. Daughter of the innkeeper of "Sign of the Black Horse"
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~sam/butterworth/mary.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Butterworth
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Park/8558/Counterfeiter.html
http://books.google.com/books?id=HweK4Om1xNsC&pg=PA64&lpg=PA64&dq=mary+peck+butterworth&source=web&ots=32cjUEPKtc&sig=P0Y4CuU2iaTetkxA4_WjsB8orLU

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Day 16     Physicist
Featured Women's Biography Site:
Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences includes an Index of Women Scientists which provides biographical information. Also provides a list of awards, bibliography, and other useful information.
https://webfiles.uci.edu/mcbrown/display/women.html
 
Featured Physicist: Katherine G. Johnson (1918 to present), from
Physicist, Mathematician, and Aerospace Technologist
Has worked for NASA with the tracking teams of manned and unmanned orbital missions
Worked at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia
Awards include
    the Group Achievement Award, NASA's Lunar Spacecraft and Operations
    1998  Honorary Doctor of Laws, SUNY Farmindale
    1999  West Virginia State College -- Outstanding Alumnus of the Year
https://webfiles.uci.edu/mcbrown/display/katherine_johnson.html
http://www.planet-science.com/text_only/outthere/black_history/johnson.html
http://www.aaregistry.com/african_american_history/1411/Kathrine_G_Johnson_is_valuable_to_NASA
http://www.capitol-college.edu/newsevents/8920_170.shtml
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Day 17    Palentologist
Featured Women's Biography Site:
San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) profiles 16 women scientists, representing many different nationalities than span the centuries of time. Overcoming many barriers, women have been active participants in unraveling the secrets of science and human nature.
http://www.sdsc.edu/ScienceWomen/contents.html
 
Featured Palentologist: Mary Anning (1799-1847), Lyme Regis, England
Credited with finding the first specimen of Ichthyosaurus
Discovered the first nearly complete example of the Plesiosaurus; the first British Pterodactylus macronyx, a fossil flying reptile; the Squaloraja fossil fish, a transitional link between sharks and rays; and finally the Plesiosaurus macrocephalus.
http://www.sdsc.edu/ScienceWomen/anning.html
http://www.dinosaur.org/dinotimemachine.htm
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/history/anning.html
http://www.discoveringfossils.co.uk/Mary_Anning.htm
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Day 18   Composer
Featured Women's Biography Site:
IAWM Women Musicians provides links to biographical information women musicians and their works. Also includes links to useful music relevant sites.
http://www.iawm.org/resources_educational_women.htm
 
Featured Composer: Ruth Crawford Seeger (1901-1953), from Jacksonville, Florida
American female composer
1926 composed Sonata for Violin and Piano
1930 was the first woman to win a Guggenheim Fellowship to travel to Europe
1930 while in Berlin, composed "Three Chants" set to a wordless text for women's chorus;
1931 composed and published String Quartet
1948 published her pioneering collection, American Folk Songs for Children
http://eamusic.dartmouth.edu/~rcs/
http://www.pegseeger.com/html/dio.html
http://depthome.brooklyn.cuny.edu/isam/rcstick.html
http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/music_history_retired/26690
 
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Day 19      Chemist 
Featured Women's Biography Site:
Women in Health Sciences, affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri. These Missouri biographies are available through various search options, including alphabetically.
http://beckerexhibits.wustl.edu/mowihsp/bios/index.htm
 
Featured Chemist, Professor: Anna Jane Harrison (1912 - 1998), from Benton City, Missouri
1940 Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Missouri
1945 began a career at at Mount Holyoke College, Massachusettes culmulnating to the level of Professor Emeritus of Chemistry , retired in 1979
1972-78 served on the National Science Board
1978 the first woman president of the American Chemical Society
1989 co-wrote a textbook, Chemistry: A Search to Understand, (1989)
Awards include
1949 Frank Forest Award of the American Ceramic Society
1960 Citation of Merit of the University of Missouri College of Arts and Sciences
1969 Manufacturing Chemists Association Award in College Chemistry Teaching
1977 James Flack Norris Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching of Chemistry, Northeastern Section, ACS
1982 Chemical Education Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS)
Recipient of 20 honorary degrees
http://beckerexhibits.wustl.edu/mowihsp/bios/harrison.htm
http://www.mtholyoke.edu/offices/comm/press/releases/annaharrison.shtml
http://books.google.com/books?id=WSaMu4F06AQC&pg=PA276&lpg=PA276&dq=anna+jane+harrison+1912+1998&source=web&ots=UG01kiEi-o&sig=i81sudngtq7IXVleySzaERxJwKg#PPA277,M1

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Day 20     Athlete, distance runner
Featured Women's Biography Site:
Fast Women provides brief profiles, interviews, and stats about women runners of renown to New York and beyond.
http://www.fast-women.com/athletes.html
 
Featured Athlete, distance runner: Joan Benoit Samuelson (1957 to present) from Cape Elizabeth, Maine
1979 & 1983 Boston Marathon winner
1984 only American woman to have ever won an Olympic gold medal in the marathon.
1985 awarded the Sullivan Award
1992 Columbus Marathon
1998 established the Peoples Heritage Beach to Beacon 10-K (a competitive road race held annually, late April, in her home state of Maine)
http://www.fast-women.com/athletes.html
http://sports.jrank.org/pages/424/Benoit-Samuelson-Joan.html
http://www.makeithappen.com/wis/bios/benoitj.html
http://www.hickoksports.com/biograph/benoitjo.shtml
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Day 21    Artist, printmaker 
Featured Women's Biography Site:
National Museum of Women in the Arts: includes artists images and biographical information including Kathe Kollwitz, Mary Cassatt, and Frida Kahlo.
http://www.nmwa.org/collection/a-z.asp
 
Featured Artist, printmaker: Grace Arnold Albee (1890–1985), from Rhode Island, U.S.
Began drawing at the age of three
Spent more than 50 years worked in the field of wood engraving
1932 had her first one-woman exhibition in France
1946 elected to full membership in the National Academy of Design
1976 Brooklyn Museum held a major retrospective of her prints
http://www.nmwa.org/collection/profile.asp?LinkID=10
http://library.georgetown.edu/dept/speccoll/guac/albee_05/
http://wwar.com/masters/a/albee-grace_arnold.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Albee
 
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Day 22    Author, Comedian
Featured Women's Biography Site:
BookBrowse  offers book recommendations, hundreds of reading guides, interviews, extended author biographies, literary quizzes and more. Site is searchable by genre, interviews, titles, authors, and other useful categories.
http://www.bookbrowse.com/authors/
 
Featured Author, Comedian: Louise Rennison (1951 to present) from Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Best Selling Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series for teenage girls books include: Love is a Many Trousered Thing; Startled by His Furry Shorts; Then He Ate My Boy Entrancer;  Away Laughing on a Fast Camel; Dancing In My Nuddy Pants;  Knocked Out by My Nunga-Nungas; On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God; Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
Has had her own one-woman autobiographical show, Stevie Wonder Felt My Face at the Edinburgh Festival in the 80s; also subsequently televised as a BBC2 special.
http://www.bookbrowse.com/biographies/index.cfm?author_number=777
http://www.georgianicolson.com/meet.html
http://www.teenreads.com/authors/au-rennison-louise.asp
http://www.bookrags.com/biography/louise-rennison-aya/
 
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Day 23     Actor
Featured Women's Biography Site:
Gale Group --  profiles 50 notable Hispanic American men and women who've made a difference in the arts, entertainment, sports, world affairs, human rights and history.  
http://www.gale.com/free_resources/chh/bio/index.htm

 
Featured Actor: Rita Hayworth  aka: Margarita Carmen Cansino, Margarita Carman Cansino (1918-1987) from New York, New York
Began dancing at the age of six as a member of The Cansinos, a renowned family of Spanish dancers working in vaudeville.
1935 at the age 16, she was began working for Fox Studios
1941 lead role in Blood and Sand, solidified her status as a movie sex symbol. Labeled as one of "Hollywood's most beautiful redheads"
1941 featured on the cover of Life magazine. That cover sold over 5 million copies and one of the most requested World War II pinups.
Performed in more than 80 movies, including: You'll Never Get Rich; You Were Never Lovelier; My Gal Sal; Victor Mature; Cover Girl; Tonight and Every Night; The Lady from Shanghai; and Wrath of God.
1948-1955 had her own production company, Beckworth
1977 given the National Screen Heritage Award
http://gale.cengage.com/free_resources/chh/bio/hayworth_r.htm
http://claudia79.tripod.com/bio.html
http://www.npr.org/programs/morning/features/patc/hayworth/index.html
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000028/bio

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Day 24  Entomologist
Featured Women's Biography Site:
Distinguished Women of Past and Present This site has biographies of women who contributed to our culture in many different ways. There are writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers, and others. Some were alive hundreds of years ago and some are living today. We've heard of some of them, while many more have been ignored by history book writers. Danuta Bois
http://www.DistinguishedWomen.com/
 
Featured Entomologist: Edith Marion Patch (1876-1954) from Worcester, Massachusetts.
Entomologist, internationally recognized authority on aphids
1901 graduated from the University of Minnesota
Worked for a year, no salary, at the University of Maine
1904 she was given a salary, a teaching position, and became the head of the Entomology Department, until retirement in 1937
1910 earned a master's degree from University of Maine
Earned a Ph.D. degree from Columbia University
1930 became the President of the Entomological Society of America
1938 her book Food Plant Catalogue of the Aphids was published

http://www.distinguishedwomen.com/biographies/patch-em.html
http://umainetoday.umaine.edu/Issues/v2i1/foundation.html
http://essigdb.berkeley.edu/cgi/eme_people_query?name_full=Edith+M.+Patch&one=T
http://www.umaine.edu/walkingtourwomen/west.htm#Braeside
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Day 25   Author
Featured Women's Biography Site:
Celebration of Women Writers "provides a comprehensive listing of links to biographical and bibliographical information about women writers, and complete published books written by women."
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/
 
Featured Author: Lizy Cody (1944 to present) from London
Studied painting at the City and Guilds of London Art School and the Royal Academy Schools
Published 12 books, including Dupe, Under Contract, and Bucket Nut
1980 won the John Creasey Award
1992 won the Crime Writers' Association Silver Dagger Award
http://www.twbooks.co.uk/authors/lcody.html#Author
http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/library/services/book-promos/100crime/cody.htm
http://www.xs4all.nl/~embden11/Engels/cody.htm
http://www.thrillingdetective.com/lee_a.html
 
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Day 26  Physician
Featured Women's Biography Site:
SJSU Virtual Museum provides brief profiles about scientists and mathemeticians, includes both women and men in alphabetical order.
http://www2.sjsu.edu/depts/Museum/aamenu.html
 
Fearured Physician: Susan LaFlesche Picotte aka  Insta Theumba (1865-1915) Omaha, Nebraska
Graduated from Hampton Institute and the Women's Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
She was one of the first Native American women physicians in the United States of America.
Founder of field of culturally syntonic medicine.
Social activist, adamentally opposed the General Allotment Act   
Served more than 1,300 people over 450 square mile. Along with medical care, she gave financial advice and helped to resolve family disputes.
1913 she opened a hospital in the reservation town of Walthill, Nebraska.
http://www.sjsu.edu/depts/Museum/laf.html
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/changingthefaceofmedicine/physicians/biography_253.html
http://www.americanwest.com/pages/picotte.htm
http://www.nebraskastudies.org/0600/frameset_reset.html?http://www.nebraskastudies.org/0600/stories/0603_0100.html
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/if_you_knew/if_you_knew_12.html

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 Day 27    Poet, essayist, and feminist
Featured Women's Biography Site:
The Emancipation of Women: The Spartacus Internet Encyclopedia, British History, 1700-1920.  Provides a multitude of biographies about the women involved in the suffrage movement, the associations, strategies and tactics, reform laws, and a search engine are provided.
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/women.htm
 
Featured Poet, essayist, and feminist: Bessie Rayner Parkes (1829-1925) from Birmingham, England
1856 Co-wrote Remarks on the Education of Girls
1858, editor of The Englishwoman's Review
1866 published Essays on Women's Work
1866 formed Women's Suffrage Committee
1872 converted to Catholicism
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Wbelloc.htm
http://www3.shropshire-cc.gov.uk/parkes.htm
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nwa/ryland/bertha.html
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Day 28    Labor Rights Activist
Featured Women's Biography Site:
Sunshine for Women: Links Galore! provides links to individual and subjects about women, both local and international acclaim. http://www.pinn.net/~sunshine/links.html
 
Featured  Labor Rights Activist: Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (1837-1930 ) from Cork, Ireland, US Immigrant at age 5
1901 helped organize the United Mine Workers
1904 a lecturer for the Socialist Party of America
1905 amongst the original founders of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)
Age of 83, while helping to lead the Paint Creek-Cabin Creek strike in West Virginia, she was convicted by a military court of conspiring to commit murder and given a 20 years in prison sentence. It was overturned.
http://www.pinn.net/~sunshine/links.html#biography
http://www.kentlaw.edu/ilhs/majones.htm
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/jones/MotherJones.html
http://www.motherjones.com/news/special_reports/2001/05/motherjones_gorn.html
http://www.lkwdpl.org/WIHOHIO/jone-mar.htm
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Day 29     Native American
Featured Women's Biography Site:
Woman Spirit provides brief biographical sketches of 13 Native American women, including Nancy Ward, Pocahontas, and Sacajawea.
http://www.meyna.com/wspirit.html
 
Featured Native American: Cynthia Ann Parker (ca. 1825-ca. 1871) Clark County, Illinois
1836, age 9, captured by Comanche
Raised and adopted  Native ways
1860, whites raid her camp, she & her daughter are kidnapped
All efforts to return to her Comanche family were obstructed and failed.
http://www.meyna.com/caparker.html
http://www.lone-star.net/mall/texasinfo/CynthiaAnnParker.htm
http://www.rootsweb.com/~txnavarr/biographies/p/parker_cynthia_ann.htm
http://www.essortment.com/cynthiaannpark_rmfa.htm
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Day 30  Author
Featured Women's Biography Site:
Louisiana Leaders: Notable Women in History Exhibit  profiles 20 women who've been an important part of this state's heritage.
http://www.lib.lsu.edu/soc/women/lawomen.html
 
Featured Author:  Kate Chopin aka Kate O'Flaherty (1850-1904) from  St. Louis, Missouri
Published more than 100 stories
Was the commencement speaker and graduated from the elite Children of Mary Society,
1890  her  first novel At Fault is published
1894 Bayou Folk is published
1897 A Night in Acadia is published
1899 her best known novel, The Awakening is published, labeled scandelous
http://www.lib.lsu.edu/soc/women/lawomen/chopin.html
http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/eng384/katebio.htm
http://www.katechopin.org/biography.shtml
http://www.angelfire.com/nv/English243/Chopin.html
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Day 31   Anthropologist
Featured Women's Biography Site:
Cyberanthropologists provides a brief profile with links to additional information about women and men in the field of anthropology.
http://web3.cas.usf.edu/main/depts/ANT/cma/CMAnthropologists.htm
 
Featured Anthropologist: Anne Allison (1952? to present) Illinois (?) U.S.
Currently, an associate professor and chair of the Duke University cultural anthropology department. Primary area of study is contemporary Japanese society
1975  earns a bachelor's of arts degree form the University of Illinois, Chicago Circle
1979 earns a masters degree from the University of Chicago
1986 earns a PhD from the University of Chicago
Author of three books based on her studies. Works include Nightwork (1994); Permitted and Prohibited Desires (1996); and Millennial Monsters (2006)
http://web3.cas.usf.edu/main/depts/ANT/cma/CMAnthropologists.htm

http://www.japanreview.net/interview_Anne_Allison.htm
http://www.cies.org/stories/s_aalli.htm
http://www.dukenews.duke.edu/2006/07/pokemontip.html

 
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