Quilts for McKinley: Women's Involvement in Politics


From Uncoverings 2008, Volume 29 of the Research Papers of the American Quilt Study Group


By: Shepard, Arlesa J.

Arlesa J. Shephard is currently a doctoral student at the University of Missouri in Textile and Apparel Management. As an undergraduate at Ashland University she developed a passion for historic clothing and textiles during an internship at the Kent State University Museum in Kent, Ohio. She received an MA from the University of Akron with an emphasis on historic costume and tex­tiles. She has volunteered and worked with several collections including the William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in Canton, Ohio; the textile and apparel collection at the University of Akron; the Boone County Historical Society in Columbia, Missouri; and the Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection at the University of Missouri.