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Belfer, Lauren “Lauren Belfer: Profile” Author of City of Light is given national attention for her literary piece on Buffalo; Artvoice article (Christina M. Abt), April 29-May 5, 1999

Belfer, Lauren “City of Light: How a first-time novelist reached back to Buffalo’s glittering past and came up big” Buffalo News book review by Jeff Simon; “’I knew I would write about Buffalo’” Buffalo News feature on Belfer by Jane Kwiatkowski, May 5, 1999

Bethune, Louise “Historic exhibit pays homage to Buffalo architect” Bethune was admitted to the American Institute of Architects in 1888; Started her own firm at age 25 and designed Buffalo landmarks such as the Lafayette Hotel

Building “Women’s Gift to University” Various articles on the women’s building dedicated as arts department; from Courier, Times, News and Commercial;     1910-1915

Clubs “Education and Reform in Buffalo Women’s Clubs, 1876-1914” Research article, Karen J. Blair, University of Washington

de Forest, Marian “Reviving a legend” Buffalo’s Marian de Forest, a distinguished author, music impresario, pioneer journalist and founder of what is now Zonta International, will take her place beside other trailblazers in the National Women’s Hall of Fame; Also includes “The distinguished class of 2001”  The National Women’s Hall of Fame will induct 13 distinguished American women on Oct. 6, in a ceremony in Seneca Falls, birthplace of women’s rights with Marian de Forest; Buffalo News, Paula Voell, March 17, 2001

Granger, Annie “Annie Granger’s words from beyond” Annie Granger, granddaughter and last descendant of Judge Erastus Granger was buried at age 93; Buffalo News, Robert E. Merry, July 22, 1990

Harper, Martha Matilda “The mother of invention: Buffalo and the birth of a franchise” Opened the Harper Hairdressing Parlor in 1891; Buffalo News, Paula Voell, June 4, 2000

Immigration “Immigrant Women: Family, Heritage Became Their Focus in New World” The immigrant women left Eastern Europe in the late 1800s and early 1900s for a new life; Buffalo News, Paula Voell, December 3, 1981

Important Women "Women to Remember" Buffalo News, June 28, 2007

Labor Union Citation for a book on Women Labor Union Members: Strife: Sex & Politics in Labour Unions, Barbara Pocock, ed., Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited, March 1998

Labor Union Citation for a book on Women Labor Union Members: Union Sisters: Women in the Labour Movement, Linda Briskin, ed., Women’s Press, December 1990

Military “50 years ago today, women took their place in the U.S. military” Buffalo News, Tom Infield, July 20, 1992

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution By-Laws and Membership Roll of the Buffalo chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Organized March 12, 1892, 1916

Planned Parenthood A Narrative History on Planned Parenthood of Buffalo and Erie County, Inc. and Margaret Sanger also including Significant Events that Shaped their services, Dedicated Board of Directors and Legacy of Choice, 2003

Rochester “Mary Keith, R.N., Energy Personified” Mary Keith was a pioneer as Hospital Superintendent and Nurses’ Training School Director in Rochester, NY; Baker-Cederberg Notebook, Vol. 12 No. 1, Winter 1998

Talbert, Mary Burnett “Marker honoring social activist to be installed” A historic marker bearing her name is placed at the Michigan Street Baptist Church by the Governor’s Commission honoring the Achievements of Women; Brief description, Buffalo News, September 30, 1998

Townsend Hall “Memories of Early Activity of Women in Townsend Hall” Townsend Hall on Niagara Square, where UB evening classes are now, sheltered the 1st gym for women in Buffalo, the 1st local domestic science classes, the 1st night school for working girls and women of Buffalo, and pioneer Americanization courses for Italian children and their mothers; Buffalo Courier Express, H. Katherine Smith, May 19, 1935

Woman’s Journal Three quotations taken from the Woman’s Journal, June 19, 1915, page 193. 

Women Aviators of World War II “Forgotten flygirls soar: WWII women pilots honored at long last for their service,” The Buffalo News, Jerry Zremski, March 11, 2010

World War II “Review of Lettie Gavin, American Women in World War II,” H. Minerva, H-Net Reviews, November 2001.                                                   http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=269761009394264

Writers “New suspense writers pro-woman—and popular with men” Literary reviews of Sara Paretsky, Sue Grafton and Sharyn McCrumb; Buffalo News book review by Ed Kelly, June 1, 1990

Woman's Rights "In this park, the view spans generation: In WNY, the women's rights movement is brought alive where Elizabeth Cady SStanton and friends jump-started it 150 years ago." New York Times, Amy Waldman, June 28, 1998

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