Speaker: Dr. Kimberly Wilmot Voss
Advertising and Video Editing: Megan Haught
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Women's History Month webinar hosted by UCF Libraries with Dr. Kimberly Wilmot Voss, Nicholson School of Communication, titled "Florida Fashions in the 1950s and 60s" on March 25, 2022.
UCF Libraries and Kimberly Wilmot Voss, Nicholson School of Communication, for a Women’s History Month Author Talk titled “Florida Fashions in the 1950s and 1960s” on Friday, March 25, 2022!
For decades, most metropolitan newspapers had fashion editors in their women’s pages and some of the best of these journalists were in Florida. Areas like fashion journalism were where women were making their mark for decades – attending fashion shows, writing about local stores and guiding their readers on fashion trends. They covered changes in swimsuit regulations, the wearing of pants in the workplace and the rising of skirt-lengths. These editors served as social critics and community connectors – while also having lots of fun.
For further reading, check out a copy of Dr. Voss’s book on which this presentation is based, Newspaper Fashion Editors in the 1950s and 60s: Women Writers of the Runway, from UCF Libraries.
Other UCF Libraries’ owned books by Dr. Voss:
- Re-evaluating Women’s Page Journalism in the Post-World War II Era: Celebrating Soft News (2018)
- Women Politicking Politely: Advancing Feminism in the 1960s and 1970s (2017)
- The Food Section: Newspaper Women and the Culinary Community (2014)
- Mad Men and Working Women: Feminist Perspectives on Historical Power, Resistance and Otherness (with Engstrom, Lucht, and Marcellus, 2014)
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Voss, Kimberly; University Libraries; and Haught, Megan M., "Florida Fashions in the 1950s and 60s" (2022). Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. 11.