Ms. Archivist

The National Archives History Office is celebrating Women's History Month by featuring past employees. Today's post comes from Hailey Philbin. “Deutrich’s only disadvantage in this respect lies in her being a woman.” Imagine hearing this and inevitably realizing that your career ambitions would be restricted because of your gender. Mabel Deutrich was given this discriminatory … Continue reading Ms. Archivist

Clio was a woman: Trailblazers at the National Archives

This photo was taken in 1966 in the Auditorium at the National Archives in Washington, DC. It’s the Miss Archives Contest. Yes, that really happened. And no, there was not a Mr. Archives Contest. It is an appropriate commentary on the status of women in the National Archives from its founding in 1934 through the … Continue reading Clio was a woman: Trailblazers at the National Archives