Louise Mott Miles and Progressive Women's History

Preserving Memory

Louise kept a Line-A-Day diary with short entries listing her activities of the day-attending class, studying, going to the "picture show," and going to sporting events and on dates. She also made numerous scrapbooks-some formal scrapbooks, and others pieced into the backs of her MTSTC Midlander yearbooks.  It was common for individuals of the time, especially women, to keep diaries and create scrapbooks to record memories-both the special and the everyday. This awareness of the importance of everyday activities provides useful insights into the lives of these women and the culture of their time.


The images below relate to how Louise Mott Miles, as well as others, preserved history. Please note: Images may be subject to copyright restriction. Right assessment is the responsibility of the researcher.




Home Economics

Louise Mott Miles Homepage