Category Archives: Correspondence

Carole, the Collector

  In the early days of my teaching career, I wondered if I had made a mistake in taking a position at UCLA. It was fall quarter 1988, and I felt like an imposter because I lacked the urban sophistication … Continue reading

Posted in Correspondence, friendship, Los Angeles, women's history

Ohio Woman Recalls Kissing King as Infant

I confess. I chose this headline to attract attention, but it actually happened. On a sunny April afternoon in 1895, the Prince of Wales’ governess allowed Lizzie Essen and other servants to hold the infant who grew up to become … Continue reading

Posted in Correspondence, Postcards, Women

The Postcard Project

When visiting museums, national parks, historic houses, Civil War battlefields, and cities around the world, I can’t seem to leave gift shops and newsstands without acquiring postcard reminders of all that I have seen. Years ago, before the Internet, I … Continue reading

Posted in Correspondence, Postcards, Travel