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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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Americanization – selected publications

Americanization; Principles of Americanism, Essentials of Americanization, Technic of Race-Assimilation. Winthrop Talbot, Julia E. Johnsen, eds. New York: H.W.Wilson, 1920.   Immigration and Americanization: Selected Readings. Philip Davis, Bertha Schwartz, eds. Boston: Ginn and Company, 1920. Includes essays by Jane Addams, Lillian Wald, Henry Cabot Lodge, Prescott F. Hall, Kate Waller Barrett, Paul Kellogg, and… Continue Reading »


Until the start of the 20th century, Americans typically believed in the power of the “melting pot” to create a common culture out of the various groups coming to America. However, this surge in immigration led to the creation of Americanization programs. Continue Reading »

Prince Edward County, VA School Closings

Written by Joan Lowe. “In 1959 Shirley turned 6 years old. Her excitement grew as fall approached because she would be going to school for the first time. What she didn’t understand was that 1959 was to be different. The US Federal Court had ordered Prince Edward County, Virginia, where Shirley lived, to desegregate its schools. And the county school board, rather than integrate their system as ordered, closed all the public schools.”Continue Reading »

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