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Dr. Catherine Zipf --
Professional Pursuits: Women and the American Arts and Crafts Movement

Dr. Catherine ZipfDr. Catherine Zipf's book examining the emergence of Victorian era women in the Arts and Crafts Movement has been named an Outstanding Academic Book for 2008 by Choice Magazine.

Dr. Zipf focuses on five gifted women in various parts of the country. In San Diego, Hazel Wood Waterman parlayed her Arts and Crafts training into a career in architecture. Cincinnati's Mary Louise McLaughlin expanded on her interest in Arts and Crafts pottery by inventing new ceramic technology. New York's Candace Wheeler established four businesses that used Arts and Crafts production to help other women earn a living. In Syracuse, both Adelaide Alsop Robineau and Irene Sargent were responsible for disseminating Arts and Crafts-related information through the movement's publications. Each woman's story is different, but each played an important part in the creation of professional opportunities for women in a male-dominated society."