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Category: Regional History

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“Different and Essential to the General Good”: The Wednesday Club and Local Women’s Progress

This year marks the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote. While this decision was due in part to years of activism, the rise of women’s clubs across the country helped to expedite the process. These clubs were originally created as a place for women to gather to discuss literary works, spearhead community […]

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Southern Illinois Women’s March

The Women’s March on January 21, 2017 was a unique and powerful moment in modern history. What began as one woman’s local event grew into the largest single-day protest in U.S. history.[1]  Millions of protestors travelled to Washington, D.C. or a sister march in order to join the Women’s March. Never before had so many turned out in protest of […]

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Wish You Were Here…

The Postcard Collection contains over 200 color and black and white views of buildings, landmarks and scenic views from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and the surrounding region.   Southeast Missouri State University (formerly the Missouri State Normal School –Third District, and later the Southeast Missouri State Teachers College) are also represented.  Views of other Missouri, Kentucky and Illinois locales are also included, […]