The Resource "Try to lift someone else as we climb" : 120 years of the Women's Press Club of Pittsburgh and the women's movement, by Candi S. Carter Olson

"Try to lift someone else as we climb" : 120 years of the Women's Press Club of Pittsburgh and the women's movement, by Candi S. Carter Olson

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"Try to lift someone else as we climb" : 120 years of the Women's Press Club of Pittsburgh and the women's movement
Title
"Try to lift someone else as we climb"
Title remainder
120 years of the Women's Press Club of Pittsburgh and the women's movement
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by Candi S. Carter Olson
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1891, the Women's Press Club of Pittsburgh met in the offices of the old Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette for the first time. Over the next 120 years, the women comprising this club found places for women in the public sphere by opening doors for newswomen. The clubwomen thus actively challenged widely held conventions about feminine limitations, and, as Hazel Garland, one of the club's few African American members and the first woman managing editor of The Pittsburgh Courier, said, they reached behind and pulled up those women who came after them. WPCP members flew in hot air balloons, covered both WWI and WWII, funded scholarships for younger women, stood up to racism within their own ranks, and were some of the first women to enter post-game locker rooms with male sports reporters. Some activists in the women's movement have called newswomen traitors for adhering to masculine frames of news coverage that dictate covering "both sides" of an issue, which sometimes means highlighting and publicizing an anti-women's rights viewpoint in a story. However, this dissertation argues that mainstream female reporters should be considered in the stream of the broader women's movement. Conventional presswomen, even those who worked on the widely excoriated woman's pages, often were the voice of the women's movement for a mainstream audience. While alternative presses preached to the converted, mass-audience presses persuaded the everyday person of the acceptability of previously unconventional ideas. By actively presenting themselves as the harbingers of change, seeking out and reporting issues of importance to the women's movement, and creating opportunities for women's professional advancement within the journalism profession, women's press clubs like the WPCP made themselves an important resource for spreading activist ideology far and wide. Through the use of archival and oral history evidence, this dissertation shows how one of the United States' longest-lived women's press clubs, the Women's Press Club of Pittsburgh, challenged conventions and gave voice to the nascent women's movement, even as its members were apparently observing the dictates of the male-dominated news
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MUU
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Carter Olson, Candi S
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2013.
Granting institution
University of Pittsburgh,
Illustrations
illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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University of Pittsburgh
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  • Garland, Hazel
  • Women journalists
  • Press
  • Feminism
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specialized
Label
"Try to lift someone else as we climb" : 120 years of the Women's Press Club of Pittsburgh and the women's movement, by Candi S. Carter Olson
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Publication
Copyright
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Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
887821402
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
ix, 337 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)887821402
Label
"Try to lift someone else as we climb" : 120 years of the Women's Press Club of Pittsburgh and the women's movement, by Candi S. Carter Olson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
887821402
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
ix, 337 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)887821402

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