Landon Storrs Oral History Interview
Documenting Women at Iowa
University of Iowa
Dr. Landon Storrs is a Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the History Department at the University of Iowa. Her research focuses on 20th Century U.S. social and political history. She has written monographs about female reformers' New Deal era efforts and about the far-reaching impact of the federal employee loyalty program (which was created in the 1940s due to fears of Communist infiltration of the U.S. government) on American political discourse to this day. Her work reveals how antifeminist conservatives in the postwar period exploited popular hostility to female government officials to discredit left-liberal policies.
In April 2014, Storrs was a panelist for the Documenting the History of Women in Politics panel at the University of Iowa Public Policy Center and Iowa Women's Archive's Women in Politics 2014: Historic & Current Perspectives Symposium.
In this interview, Professor Storrs talks about her Documenting the History of Women in Politics panel at the Women in Politics 2014: Historic & Current Perspectives Symposium, the strategies used by women in politics, and the importance of women's archives for researching women in politics.
Interviewer Eric Zimmer
Archiving Women at Iowa
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