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Virginia Scharff

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VIRGINIA SCHARFF grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and fell in love with history at an early age. Her picaresque academic career began as a member of the first class of women to spend their undergraduate years at Yale University, before heading west, to grow up with the country. She lived in California, Wyoming, Arizona, Colorado, and Texas, where she studied journalism and history and earned her Ph.D. at the University of Arizona. She now serves as Professor of History and Director of the Center for the Southwest at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and also as Women of the West Chair at the Autry National Center of the American West, in Los Angeles.

Virginia’s academic honors include being named Beinecke Research Fellow in the La
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“No one can predict at the outset where the life stream will lead, but those moments of fissure, rupture, diversion, and frustration require choice and can become springboards to opportunity.”
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“Women are not supposed to take up much room, or to go very far from home, or to stay away for long. They are not supposed to be by themselves. They are supposed to hear and obey, to come back when they are called.”
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21191 The Founding Fathers Group — 26 members — last activity Apr 07, 2011 05:55PM
This is a group for anybody who had read about the Founding Fathers and/or who is interested to learn about them/interested in that period of history.



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