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Melissa Fox: The Second Line of Defense: Grand Rapids Women and the Great War

Upon U.S. entry into WWI, national women's groups transformed their organizational structures for war work. Grand Rapids women were among midwestern leaders whose pioneering efforts have been too long neglected. Get ahead of history--credit them!

About the speaker

Melissa Fox is a freelance writer and researcher who has published articles in Michigan History Magazine and West Michigan Modern on topics related to Grand Rapids history, including furniture history, architecture and design, and on a few notable Grand Rapidians. She also writes a history column for the Alger Heights Neighborhood Association newsletter. Melissa has a BA in English and a Masters Degree in Library Science, both from Indiana University. She worked in libraries for ten years, most recently as a Librarian in the History and Special Collections Department at the Grand Rapids Public Library. She is the president of the Greater Grand Rapids Women's History Council.

This talk is part of monthly history colloquia series. These lectures are open to the Calvin community - students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends - and all are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Come early to enjoy refreshments and conversation, and feel free to ask questions or join the discussion at the end.

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