Presentation Title

Women in Politics: Mayor Jane Tolmach

Faculty Mentor

Professor Sean Kelly, Professor Matt Cook

Start Date

18-11-2017 9:45 AM

End Date

18-11-2017 10:00 AM

Location

15-1802

Session

Interdisciplinary 1

Type of Presentation

Oral Talk

Subject Area

interdisciplinary

Abstract

Jessica Webb

Isabelle Mandon

Helen Rodriguez

Anna Sosa

Women in Politics; in Jane Tolmach’s Lifespan

Since the early 1950’s women’s prominence in politics increased significantly. Our curated digital exhibition demonstrates women’s influence in politics and the progression of their campaigns as well as their careers over the span of Jane Tolmach’s life. This project highlights women and their political careers as well as their influence on men’s political careers. Using historical references such as campaign buttons, honorary medals, letters, campaign mailings, pins, photos, and newspapers we developed our SCCUR project. We examined ephemera from important female politicians campaigns such as Jane Tolmach; Goldie Kennedy; Kathleen Brown; Dianne Feinstein; Barbara Boxer; Jill Martinez; and Hillary Clinton. Our presentation illustrates the impact of strong female role models over the span of mayor Tolmach’s life. We digitized these items and found commonalities between the rise of women to power and politics.

Summary of research results to be presented

Our presentation involves an exhibition of digitized items from the political ephemera collection of Jane Tolmach. Using the items from this collection, allows a dynamic way to illustrate the main themes of our research, including photographs, video, and 360-degree photography.

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Nov 18th, 9:45 AM Nov 18th, 10:00 AM

Women in Politics: Mayor Jane Tolmach

15-1802

Jessica Webb

Isabelle Mandon

Helen Rodriguez

Anna Sosa

Women in Politics; in Jane Tolmach’s Lifespan

Since the early 1950’s women’s prominence in politics increased significantly. Our curated digital exhibition demonstrates women’s influence in politics and the progression of their campaigns as well as their careers over the span of Jane Tolmach’s life. This project highlights women and their political careers as well as their influence on men’s political careers. Using historical references such as campaign buttons, honorary medals, letters, campaign mailings, pins, photos, and newspapers we developed our SCCUR project. We examined ephemera from important female politicians campaigns such as Jane Tolmach; Goldie Kennedy; Kathleen Brown; Dianne Feinstein; Barbara Boxer; Jill Martinez; and Hillary Clinton. Our presentation illustrates the impact of strong female role models over the span of mayor Tolmach’s life. We digitized these items and found commonalities between the rise of women to power and politics.