April 2, 2021 at 5:00 pm

National Archives Foundation Hosts Jellison Talk about First Ladies, April 29

Katherine Jellison, portrait

Dr. Katherine Jellison

The National Archives Foundation hosts a virtual talk with Dr. Katherine Jellison discussing “Celebrated, Controversial, Reluctant, and Political: U.S. First Ladies” on Thursday, April 29, at 5 p.m. via Zoom.

Jellison is Professor of History at Ohio University. Her talk is part of the foundation’s First Ladies Program Series.

Jellison will discuss how most first ladies follow the four traditional archetypes: celebrity, controversial, reluctant, or political partner. Her presentation will highlight Dolley Madison, Lucy Hayes, and Betty Ford, among others.

Foundation Executive Director (and Ohio University alumnus) Patrick Madden will lead the audience Q&A “from Martha to Melania” following her presentation.

The person who invited me there at the Archives is Patrick Madden, and he is an Ohio University graduate. He was wondering if we could get some “buzz” about my upcoming presentation via the university’s publicity/social media networks. I said that I would email the three of you and share his email address. It is

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