Post Philadelphia Update

In the past 48 hours I have ¬†been from Philadelphia to Boston, from Boston to New Hampshire, and from New Hampshire to North Adams. Now that I’ve had a few minutes to catch my breath I can recap what I found in Philly.

My overall experience at the PMA archives was absolutely fantastic. The archivist was so kind, helpful and very interested and enthusiastic about this project. As for what I was able to find on Marry Curran, it was not as much as I hoped to find. While there was info on her time in North Adams, the bulk of the material had to do with her activities in Pennsylvania. However, I did find a number of interesting items to include on the website. Curran was heavily involved with the National League of Girls’ Clubs (previously the National League of Women Workers) and founded and was the first president of the North Adams Girls’ Club. I found an article on the history of the Girl’s Club in North Adams and a letter from Curran to the League that gives great insight into her goals and motivations.

Now that I’m back in North Adams I can use what I found in Philadelphia to attempt to fill in some of the blanks.

One Thought on “Post Philadelphia Update

  1. Ellen Holmes Pearson on March 19, 2014 at 3:32 am said:

    Nice work. Even though the archives didn’t hold a big treasure, you made the most of your sources. We look forward to hearing more about your trip during Thursday’s class.

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