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HER story

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This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection.

Women's Heritage Calendar and AlmanacUsually people purchase calendars because they have interesting or pretty pictures but the Women’s Heritage Calendar and Almanac is a different case.  Explained perfectly in the introduction page, they state “History – never HER story.  That’s what this Women’s Heritage Almanac/Calendar is all about.”  Women's Heritage Calendar and AlmanacThis calendar is full of interesting facts and pictures all related to women’s history.  Each day of the month comes with a blurb about something that happened in the women’s history movement on that day.  Many birthdates of famous women are used for these facts but also discoveries of female scientists and historic events are included.  One great mention is on November 2nd the text reads, “Women have been suffering from being misinterpreted for centuries…”let them eat cake” is a good example.  Marie Antoinette knew cake was bread…did you? Born in 1755.”Women's Heritage Calendar and Almanac

Co-founded by Judith Meuli and Toni Carabillo, the Women’s Heritage Corporation and its art firm affiliate Graphic Communications Consultants, focused on publishing women’s history and biographies of famous women.  They also worked extensively with the National Woman’s Organization (NOW) both serving on the national board of directors and holding other leadership positions.  The Papers of Toni Carabillo and Judith Meuli, ca.1890-2006 (inclusive), 1950-2005 (bulk) are located at Schlesinger Library which include information about NOW and the Women’s Heritage Corporation.Women's Heritage Calendar and Almanac

The Women’s heritage calendar and almanac.[1st ed.] [Santa Monica, Calif.] : [publisher not identified], [1970] can be found in the Schlesinger Library collection.

Thanks to Emma Clement, Santo Domingo Library Assistant, and Erin Ellingham from Schlesinger Library, for contributing this post.

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