Monday, June 08, 2009

Iowa Women's Scrapbooks Digital Collection

Iowa Women's Scrapbooks Digital Collection. "...Scrapbook making, a common pastime for girls and women during the first half of the 20th century, developed from two parallel trends: technological advances in printing, publishing and photography that made available an unprecedented abundance of words and images; and societal change that allowed more women to leave the private sphere and pursue opportunities in education and the workforce that had previously been restricted to men. With more events to document and more ways to document them, women compiled and arranged photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings and other ephemera into scrapbooks or “memory books” -- unique collections reflecting their creator's sense of self."


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