About the Project

When I began working with the historical photography collections at the University of Louisville, I came away wanting to know more about the working lives of women in Louisville, Kentucky. Historically, businesses — mostly run by men — paid photographers to document their work resulting in a skewed representation of work.

For this project I wanted to dig out the images and stories of women and their work and bring them together to shine a light on their contributions and impact.

Thank You

Thank you to all the archivists who used their professional skills to preserve and describe all the images, oral histories, and manuscripts. This project truly would not have been possible without their work.

Thank you to the staffs of the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections, Filson Historical Society, and the Jefferson County Public Schools Archives for their assistance finding and accessing resources.

Thank you to Reaney Gaines who helped me with newspaper research.