Women and the Eisenhower Administration Focus of Crisp Museum’s ‘Historic Tuesday Talk’ Jan. 28


“Women and the Eisenhower Administration” will be the focus of the Jan. 28 installment in the “Historic Tuesday Talk” series in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

Dr. Pam Parry, chair of Southeast’s Department of Mass Media, will give the presentation at 7 p.m., which is free and open to the public.

Parry will discuss her upcoming new book, “Women and the Eisenhower Administration: Changing the Face of Politics.” The book highlights the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted equal voting rights to women, and Parry will explore the commitments President Dwight D. Eisenhower made to advancing women in government in the 1950s.

Parry is the author of “Eisenhower: The Public Relations President.” She is the lead co-editor of the book series “Women in American Political History,” which has produced five titles focused on influential women throughout the history of American politics. She currently serves on the Historians Review Board for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, as one of five academic scholars nationwide providing advice about displays, exhibits, films and corresponding interpretative language as the museum undergoes a complete redesign and expansion.

Parry holds a doctoral degree in mass communication with an emphasis in media history from The University of Southern Mississippi and a master’s degree in communication from the American University. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism in magazine editing and writing from the University of Missouri-Columbia and has interests in history and politics. In 2009, she was named Teacher of the Year by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s Small Programs Interest Group. In 2016, she received the Applegate Award for Excellence in Research from the Kentucky Communication Association.

The Crisp Museum’s “Historic Tuesday Talk” series consists of short, informational presentations and discussion sessions, and topics may include movements, the Civil War, World War I, riverboats, railroads, socio-cultural issues, space exploration, regional history, natural resources, fossils, geology and more. For more information, semo.edu/museum/education.html.

Crisp Museum is located inside Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Cultural Arts Center at 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri. For more information, email museum@semo.edu or call (573) 651-2260.