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Featured Researcher

December 27, 2013

For the holidays, we’re bringing back our Featured Researcher column. This week’s Featured Researcher is Joanna Labor.

 

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Joanna came by the Alamo Research Center on December 23, 2013 to get started with a research project. Joanna is working on her Master’s Degree at the University of Texas at San Antonio. One of her class assignments is a 40-page seminar paper. She said she was very grateful that we were open after walking three miles from her home here in San Antonio!

 

The DRT Collection here at the Alamo Research Center is helping Joanna out. Joanna used Texas Archival Resources Online {TARO) to find references to her topic: women’s reproductive health in the 19th century. She searched the finding aids of repositories across Texas for mentions of terms like pregnancy, birth control, abortion, women’s health issues, and more in letters and diaries. She found some items that might be helpful right here at the Research Center. She’s started with the Andrews family papers, and she also looked at material such as the McKinney Cookbook. She found some interesting information in the Maverick family papers.

 

The staff at the ARC wishes Joanna all the best on her project, and we hope that we can be of help as she continues her work.

Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year to everyone! We look forward to serving you in 2014.

 

 

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