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Lou Henry Hoover, Stanford Class of 1898, and the Rights of Women

Lou Henry Hoover
January 26, 2021 - 4:00pm
(Pacific Standard Time)

Free and open to the public. Registration required here.

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Speaker: Elena Danielson, Hoover Institution Archivist, Emerita

While very aware of the obstacles she faced as a woman, Lou Henry succeeded in four careers beyond that of “First Lady”: writer, geologist, architect, and philanthropist. She adroitly used her management skills to promote and expand the Girl Scouts, a non-controversial fit as "First Lady" but with a lasting national impact on the welfare of women.

Elena Danielson's recent book, Hoover Tower at Stanford University, includes a lot of information about Lou Henry Hoover. It is available for purchase on Amazon.

This program is organized by the Stanford Historical Society and co-sponsored by the Stanford Women’s Club of San Francisco.

NOTE: Real-time captioning will be provided for this event. If you need a disability-related accommodation or have related questions, please contact the Stanford Historical Society by email: Requests need to be made by January 12th, 2021.

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