Saturday August 10, 2013
5826 Stanida Circle, Salt Lake City, UT
"Telling Our Stories: A Mormon Women Project Salon with Claudia Bushman"
Claudia Bushman will relate some of her extensive experience in researching, recording and telling women's stories, and give suggestions on how to record the most important stories we will ever have to tell.
Please bring your journal or a notebook.
Claudia L. Bushman, an historian of the United States with degrees from Wellesley College, Brigham Young University, and Boston University, has taught courses on nineteenth century social and cultural history, American literature, American women, and Mormon studies at several universities, most recently at Columbia University and Claremont Graduate University.
At Claremont, she founded an Oral history project on LDS women in the 20th and 21st centuries which continues, to record what LDS women have to say. She has published fifteen books of social and cultural history, her most recent being Mormon Women Have Their Say with essays from the oral history project. She was the founding editor of Exponent II.
At church she has done the usuals plus such interesting assignments as chairing the Harlem Bridge Building Committee, producing the concert of the Mormon Oratorio Choir in Carnegie Hall and the Manhattan Temple Jubilee in Radio City Music Hall and installed (temporarily) a larger-than-life bronze statue of Joseph Smith in downtown Manhattan for Joseph Smith’s 200th birthday.
She is now, with her husband, a Church History Advisor to the Northeast North American Area of the LDS Church with a territory ranging from Indiana to the Atlantic and from Washington, D.C. north to the Arctic Circle.
She is married to fellow historian Richard Lyman Bushman. They have six children and twenty grandchildren. She was named New York State’s Mother of the Year in 2002.
When & Where
The Mormon Women Project
The Mormon Women Project is a continuously expanding digital library of interviews with Latter-day Saint women found at www.mormonwomen.com. It gives a voice to those women who have diverse cultural backgrounds, have overcome personal challenges, magnify their roles at home, or who represent the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the world in their jobs.