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Social Media Series Highlights Women’s Achievements at National Archives

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Divisions of Cataloging and Classification, National Archives Building, January 15, 1937. Pictured are Josephine Cobb (foreground, center), Evangeline Thurber (foreground, right), Dorothy Hill (far left, at desk next to Cobb), Helen Beach (at desk behind Hill), and Bess Glenn (behind Cobb). Records of the National Archives and Records Administration (NAID 12168572).

By Angela Tudico | National Archives News

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2023 — March is Women’s History Month, and this year the National Archives is marking the occasion with a series on its social media channels that focuses on the achievements of women who have worked at the agency over the years.

This look back is inspired by the “Historic Staff Spotlight” feature written by the National Archives’ Historian, Jessie Kratz, and posted to the Pieces of History blog every month.

“I started the Historic Staff Spotlight monthly feature last year as a way to look at past staff, especially lesser known staff, and their many contributions to the National Archives throughout its history,”  Kratz said. “The stories of these individuals are a great way for both current staff and the public to learn about the agency’s history.”

The monthly feature covers everything from archival inventions, like the Beach Wagon, to the role women played in the construction of the College Park facility.

Throughout March these stories will be shared via social media using the hashtag #WomenOfRecord, and you can follow along on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube. You may also view the previously published Pieces of History blog posts about the women below.