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Member Program: Exploring the Arthur D. Jenkins Library Archives

Portrait of woman in furry Russian hat
Klavdiya Antipina took this photo of a nomadic Kyrgyz woman in traditional dress in the 1950s.


Librarian Tracy Meserve will discuss the research archives of three women scholars who have greatly influenced textiles studies: American scholar Irene Emery, author of The Primary Structures of Fabrics; Russian anthropologist Klavdiya Antipina, who studied the nomadic Kyrgyz peoples in Kyrgyzstan; and American anthropologist Sarah B. Sherrill, who studied the Bakhtiari and Qashqa'i peoples in Iran.

About Tracy Meserve

Tracy Meserve is the librarian for the museum’s Arthur D. Jenkins Library. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from GW and a master's in library science from the University of Maryland. Meserve formerly served as youth services manager at the Alexandria Public Library, a librarian at DC Public Library, and a publications assistant at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

How to Participate

You can register for this program online. After you register, we will email you a link and instructions for joining our program online via Zoom. Simply follow that link at the time the event starts (1 p.m. EST). When you register, you can also ask to receive a reminder email one day before the program with the link included.  

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