“Women’s National Press Club, 1919-1970,” in Women’s Press Organizations, 1881-1999
Maurine H. Beasley. Women's Press Organizations, 1881-1990. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2000. (pp. 282-290.)
Era: Post-Suffrage Era | Media: Book Chapter, Book-Academic, Book-Non-Fiction
In chapter 34 of Women’s Press Organizations, 1881-1990 (edited by Elizabeth V. Burt), Maurine H. Beasley discusses the founding of the Women’s National Press Club in 1919. The suffrage campaign led directly to the establishment of this club, the most important organization for women journalists in Washington, DC for the first two-thirds of the 20th century. This chapter details how three journalists and three publicists, who had become friends during years of suffrage struggle, founded the club in to advance their mutual professional interests when it became apparent that suffrage would be won.