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Honoring Notable North Bay Women


Just in time for Women's History Month, the University Library's Special Collections has launched a digital exhibit highlighting the achievements of North Bay women through the decades. The exhibit honors women from the 19th century to present day, including figures such as Luda Fulkerson Barham, Santa Rosa's first female lawyer; environmental activist Rose Gaffney, who successfully kept PG&E from developing a nuclear power plant at Bodega Head; Dale Messick, creator of the Brenda Starr comic series and the first syndicated female cartoonist; and Gaye LeBaron, local historian and columnist for the Press Democrat newspaper. The exhibit was curated by SSU graduate Sean Briscoe, currently a cataloging librarian at the San Francisco Academy of Art, during his library school internship with SSU. Check out the entire digital exhibit in Special Collections.