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Image showing the book cover of Eliza Scidmore, The Trailblazing Journalist Behind Washington's Cherry Trees, by Diana Parsell.

Made at the Library: Eliza Scidmore, Trailblazing Journalist, with Diana P. Parsell

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In celebration of Women’s History Month, join author Diana P. Parsell as she discusses her recent book Eliza Scidmore: The Trailblazing Journalist Behind Washington’s Cherry Trees with Manuscript Division historian Elizabeth A. Novara and Prints and Photographs Division curator Mari Nakahara. Parsell, a Washington, D.C.-area writer and former journalist, will discuss how her research journey began at the Library of Congress and led to the first biography of Scidmore, a historically significant American woman whose life story had been overlooked for more than a century. The discussion will demonstrate how researchers search for and discover relevant materials at the Library of Congress on women’s history, journalism, geography, and historic travel.

The event took place online only on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 12:00pm-1:00pm EST. Watch the program here:

Please request ADA accommodations at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].

Made at the Library is an event series highlighting works inspired by and emerging from research at the Library of Congress. Featuring authors, artists and other creators in conversation with Library experts, this series takes a deep dive into the process of working with the Library’s collections.

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