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This week we are highlighting Dr. Linda K. Kerber and announcing The Linda and Richard Kerber Fund for Research in the Iowa Women’s Archives which will award a grant of $1000 to fund travel to Iowa City, Iowa, to conduct research in the Iowa Women’s Archives.
Dr. Linda K. Kerber, is one of the preeminent scholars in the field of women’s history and is professor emerita in the University of Iowa Department of History. In her writing and teaching Linda Kerber has emphasized the history of citizenship, gender, and authority. In the history department she taught courses in U.S. history with an emphasis on the history of women and gender; feminist theory, and U.S. legal history.
She has been an ardent supporter and unfailing advocate for the Iowa Women’s Archives since its opening in 1992, bringing countless classes to the library to “learn the secrets of the archives” and suggesting new ways of thinking about the collections. Upon her retirement in 2012, Kerber requested that gifts in her honor be designated for the Linda and Richard Kerber Fund for Research in the Iowa Women’s Archives. Thanks to the generous contributions of students, colleagues, friends, and family, the Iowa Women’s Archives is able to award its first travel grant this spring.
Travel Grant guidelines: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/iwa/kerber/
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