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New in NCpedia: North Carolina Women

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New in NCpedia:  North Carolina Women

Portrait of North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Susie Marshall Sharp. From the Waller Collection, PhC.14, collection of the State Archives of North Carolina. Used with permission.

Portrait of North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Susie Marshall Sharp. From the Waller Collection, PhC.14, collection of the State Archives of North Carolina. Used with permission.

Women’s history month is rushing by!  Before it passes, NCpedia has new biographies to share on North Carolina women. These entries come us from our content partners at the University of North Carolina Libraries, the Research Branch of the North Carolina Office of Archives and History, and the North Carolina Symphony.

If you’re in for a little browsing, visit this link to all NCpedia bios about women: http://www.ncpedia.org/biography/women

New entries:

  • Marie Watters Colton — first female speaker Pro Tempore of the NC House of Representatives.
  • Elizabeth “Libba” Nevills Cotten — Carrboro native and key figure in the 1960s folk music revival.
  • Mary Claire Engstrom — long-time Hillsborough resident and instrumental in founding the town’s Historical Society and chronicling the history of Orange County.
  • Mary Nicholson — Early female commercial pilot from Greensboro, joined the British Air Transport Auxiliary during WWII.
  • Anne Penland — from Asheville, Penland became a pionerring nurse anesthetist and was the first women to serve as an anesthetist on the European front in WWI, in a British base hospital.
  • Susie Marshall Sharp — ground-breaking first female judge in the state’s history, first female member of the State Supreme Court and its first female Chief Justice.
  • Maxine Swallin — along with her husband, Benjamin Swallin, she helped revive the floundering North Carolina Symphony in the 1930s.

–Kelly Agan, Government & Heritage Library

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New Additions: North Carolina Women

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New additions to the collections of the Government and Heritage Library: 

The History of Nursing in North Carolina, by Mary Wyche. This work, a reprint of the original 1938 publication funded by the WPA and the NC State Nurse’s Foundation, presents the mosaic of individual nursing accounts that tell the story of nursing in North Carolina. The author presents descriptions of nursing in the military facilities, hospitals and schools.

 

Dixie’s Daughters: The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Preservation of Confederate Culture, by Karen Cox. This book examines the role women played in shaping the perceptions of two generations of southerners through the creation of an organization whose leadership influenced the teaching of history, the establishment of Confederate monuments, and provision of assistance to Confederate veterans, widows and children.

Library materials are available for check out at the Government and Heritage Library by North Carolina State Agency employees or may be borrowed through an interlibrary loan request at your local public library. To view other new library acquisitions, click here.

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