To celebrate the contributions that women have made to our communities, Ramsey County Historical Society will be posting past important articles from our magazine, Ramsey County History, during Women’s History Month in March.
Featured image, above, engraving of Harriet Bishop by J.C. Buttre, circa 1860.
Wikimedia Commons, published in the U.S. before 1923 and in public domain in the U.S.
Articles on Women’s History
03/01/2018: ‘We Can do better with a Chisel or a Hammer:’ Appreciating Mary Colter and her Roots in St. Paul, by Diane Trout-Oertel. Published in Ramsey County History, Winter 2011, Vol. 45, #4.
PDF of D. Trout-Oertel article.
Image: Mary Coulter as a young woman from about the time she taught at Mechanic Arts High School. Photo from the Ramsey County History article, courtesy of Grand Canyon National Park, #16950.
03/03/2018: How Good Were the “Good Old Days” When Women’s Work Was Rarely Done? by Tamara C. Truer. Published in Ramsey County History, Summer 1994, Vol. 29, #2.
PDF of T. Truer article
03/07/2018: “A Beautiful, High-Minded Woman:” Emily Gilman Noyes and Women Suffrage by Rhoda R. Gilman. Published in Ramsey County History, Fall 1997, Vol. 32, #3.
PDF of R. Gilman article
03/08/2018: A Quilt and A Diary: The Story of the Little Girl Who Rode the Orphan Train to a New Home by Ann Zemke. Published in Ramsey County History, Spring 2004, Vol. 39, #1.
PDF of A. Zemke article
03/09/2018: Kate Donnelly and the “Cult of True Womanhood” by Gretchen Kreuter. Published in Ramsey County History, Fall/Winter 1976, Vol. 13, #1.
PDF of G. Kreuter article
03/12/2018: No Grass Beneath Her Feet: Harriet Bishop and Her Life in Minnesota by Norma Sommerdorf. Published in Ramsey County History, Summer 1997, Vol. 32, #2.
PDF of N. Sommerdorf article
03/15/2018: Speakers, Style Shows, and 12,000 Shoppers: The Women’s Institute and how it Revived Downtown St. Paul by Kathleen C. Ridder. Published in Ramsey County History, Fall 1997, Vol. 32, #3.
PDF of K. Ridder article