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Claiborne, Virginia Spotswood McKenney

Virginia Spotswood McKenney Claiborne (1887 – 1981): activist for women’s education and occupational opportunity, museum director by Alice W. Campbell   The author is grateful to Meg Hughes, Director of Collections and Chief Curator at The Valentine and to Christine K. Vida,  Elise H. Wright Curator of General Collections at The Valentine, for bringing the… Continue Reading »

Bureau of Vocations for Women (1921)

Bureau of Vocations for Women (1921) published in Directory of Business and Professional Women in Richmond, Virginia, 1921     This published statement outlines the mission and activities of the Bureau of Vocations for Women (originally the Woman’s Occupational Bureau) founded by Orie Latham Hatcher. Hatcher initiated the idea of a school of social work… Continue Reading »

Food Assistance in the United States

Food Assistance in the United States  By: Laura Crouch In the United States, millions of people face hunger and food insecurity each day. Unable to provide for themselves and their families, they turn to food assistance programs for both short and long term needs.    The USDA defines food insecurity as “a household-level economic and social… Continue Reading »

Orie Latham Hatcher, Woman’s Club, Richmond, Va., 1904

Miss Hatcher’s Lecture at Woman’s Club Richmond Times-Dispatch, Sunday May 15, 1904   On Monday afternoon at the Woman’s Club, Miss Orie Latham Hatcher will deliver a lecture on “The Rise and Development of the English Novel.” Miss Hatcher is a woman of unusual intellectual attainments and great interest is felt in her first appearance… Continue Reading »

War Opens Up New Fields for Women’s Endeavor. Orie Latham Hatcher and the Bureau of Vocations, July 1917

WAR OPENS UP NEW FIELDS FOR WOMEN’S ENDEAVOR Many Opportunities to Be Presented to Take Place of Men Engaged in War. VOCATIONS BUREAU IS ACTIVE Secretarial School, to Be Conducted by Smithdeal Business College, Gives Opportunity for Special Preparation in Office Work. By KATE LANGLEY BOSHER  Richmond Times-Dispatch, Sunday, July 1, 1917, p. 8  … Continue Reading »

Hatcher, Orie Latham

Orie Latham Hatcher, Ph.D. (December 10, 1868 – April 1, 1946): educator, pioneer of vocational guidance, founder, Bureau of Vocations for Women, organizer, Richmond School of Social Economy by Laura Crouch, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries   Orie Latham Hatcher (1868-1946) was an educator and influential advocate for vocational guidance, both for women and for young… Continue Reading »

Richmond School of Social Economy – Opening Term. Fall 1917.

  SOCIAL ECONOMY SCHOOL OPENS ON OCTOBER 1 Dr Hibbs Says New Institution Has Prospects for Large Number of Students   The Richmond School of Social Economy, which is the first training school for social workers and public health nurses to be established in the South on a permanent basis, will open October 1 at… Continue Reading »

Bureau of Vocations for Women, September 1915. (Woman’s Occupational Bureau)

BUREAU OF VOCATIONS BEGINS WORK FOR SEASON College Women’s Club Plans to Vigorously Assist in Forward Movements This Winter. FIGHT HARMFUL LEGISLATION Equal Suffrage League Members Will Give Their Views to Charter Change Committee at Meeting to Be Held on September 13.      The organization formerly known as the Woman’s Occupational Bureau has resumed… Continue Reading »

Richmond School of Social Economy – Beginnings. October 1916 – July 1917

Richmond School of Social Economy – Beginnings. October 1916 – July 1917 Alice W. Campbell, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries   The Richmond School of Social Economy was a training school for social workers established in Richmond, Virginia. The school changed its name and character over time, and in 1968 merged with the Medical College of… Continue Reading »

Segregation. Color Pattern from the Past–Our Struggle to Wipe it Out. Survey Graphic, January 1947

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