Presentation Title

Jane Tolmach's Influence on Women in Politics

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Sean Kelly

Start Date

18-11-2017 9:30 AM

End Date

18-11-2017 9:45 AM

Location

15-1814

Session

Social Science 4

Type of Presentation

Oral Talk

Subject Area

behavioral_social_sciences

Abstract

Since the growth of the women’s movement, the role of women in politics has been elevated by many motivated individuals. Following the subject of Women in Politics, we are telling the story of Jane Tolmach and her role in politics through the memories and accomplishments she has left behind in the Jane Tolmach Collection. As the first female mayor of the city of Oxnard, Jane Tolmach influenced the movement of women in politics through political campaigns and continued efforts in the California Democratic Party and the Democratic National Convention. We are utilizing the Jane Tolmach collection here at the California State University Channel Islands’ John Spoor Broome Library, and the Channel Islands Archives, focusing on books, articles, political ephemera, and memorabilia from her personal collection to illustrate the impact of her efforts. We are building upon documents, awards, and other memorabilia to understand what she accomplished for the city of Oxnard as well as in the California Democratic Party. Through analyzing the contents of the Jane Tolmach Collection we are piecing together these various aspects to tell her story with respect to her efforts for women in politics. As a group, our goal is to understand Jane Tolmach’s efforts in politics by digitizing and describing the collection in order to curate an exhibition deliverable to audiences at the Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research.

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, 9:30 AM Nov 18th, 9:45 AM

Jane Tolmach's Influence on Women in Politics

15-1814

Since the growth of the women’s movement, the role of women in politics has been elevated by many motivated individuals. Following the subject of Women in Politics, we are telling the story of Jane Tolmach and her role in politics through the memories and accomplishments she has left behind in the Jane Tolmach Collection. As the first female mayor of the city of Oxnard, Jane Tolmach influenced the movement of women in politics through political campaigns and continued efforts in the California Democratic Party and the Democratic National Convention. We are utilizing the Jane Tolmach collection here at the California State University Channel Islands’ John Spoor Broome Library, and the Channel Islands Archives, focusing on books, articles, political ephemera, and memorabilia from her personal collection to illustrate the impact of her efforts. We are building upon documents, awards, and other memorabilia to understand what she accomplished for the city of Oxnard as well as in the California Democratic Party. Through analyzing the contents of the Jane Tolmach Collection we are piecing together these various aspects to tell her story with respect to her efforts for women in politics. As a group, our goal is to understand Jane Tolmach’s efforts in politics by digitizing and describing the collection in order to curate an exhibition deliverable to audiences at the Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research.