Focusing on African Safaris: The Edith McChesney Ker Collection

Photography is traditionally a profession dominated by men, but one of SC&A’s photography collections is the life work of a fascinating woman, Edith McChesney Ker.  Originally from Virginia, Edith’s life took an unexpected turn while  on an African safari in 1958.  While in Kenya, she met and fell in love Continue Reading

League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area

A new revised finding aid for the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area is now available. The records contain materials from the LWVFA’s activities from 1948-2008, including studies, information on political issues, meeting minutes, newsletters, correspondence, and photographs. The collection also contains memorabilia, such as the item below.

Mother Martha

March is Women’s History Month, so my blog posts for this month will highlight SC&A’s collections that feature outstanding achievements by women. The Martha Pennino Papers document Pennino’s community activism and political career in Northern Virginia. The collection, featuring photographs, working papers, newspaper clips, and memorabilia, shows why Martha was Continue Reading