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PIONEERING JOURNALIST

SIOUX CITY'S PIONEERING FEMALE JOURNALIST

In the 1920s, female journalists were mainly relegated to the society pages. These professionals, with a few stand-out exceptions, were reporting and writing about “soft news,” only dealing with subjects the editors and subscribers deemed “appropriate” for women. This attitude, however, was not the case with Ruby Westenhaver (later Hintgen), reporter for the Sioux City Journal.

The Sioux City Public Museum’s Archival Records Clerk, Haley Aguirre, will uncover the fascinating stories written by this local female pioneer in journalism. In addition, her various “hard-core news stories” will give a vivid picture of a growing Sioux City before the stock market crash in 1929. Indeed, trailblazer Westenhaver left an important mark on the history of Sioux City and journalism.

Adequate time will be given for discussion, memories and questions about this subject.

THURSDAY, MAY 9; 10:30 A.M. TO NOON
Location: Advanced Sciences Bldg., Room L416/417, Entrance 11
Fee: No charge / Max: 100
Lifelong Learning membership not required
Course #19/FY-CPDV-2218-13 

 

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