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Life story: Dorothea Brown, first woman to be appointed municipal librarian in Christchurch

In 1957, 18-year-old Dorothea Brown boarded a Dutch-flagged ship on her own to embark on the long voyage from the Netherlands to New Zealand. Twenty-nine years later, she became the first woman to be appointed City Librarian in Christchurch, where she oversaw the amalgamation of city libraries, and then became the first woman to head […]

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“Alternative biography” to resume the story of the life of Mary, Queen of Scots

Clare Hunter wrote Mary’s new alternative biography, Queen of Scots. Photo: Mel Lewis The editors of Clare Hunter’s new book, due out in the spring, say it will unlock myths about the iconic monarch and retrieve his story from “male columnists.” Hunter, from Stirlingshire, who has been a banner maker, community textile artist and textile […]

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Memories of Norman Land, longtime MU teacher | History of Missourian life

Dr Norman Earl Land Jr. was Professor of Art History at MU from 1975 to 2015, specializing in the Italian Renaissance and Baroque periods. He was chairman of the Department of Art History and Archeology from 1985-1988, 1990-1992 and 2003-2004. He also served on the Faculty Council for University Policy from 2000-2003 and 2006-2012. Land […]