Celebrating International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day!

Dave came into the office today, wished us Happy Women’s Day, and then turned the blog over to the women of the Archives. We wanted to bring a couple of things to your attention to celebrate the women in Creighton’s history, which we have been doing of lot of lately. Sisters and University founders Mary Lucretia and Sarah Emily Creighton have received quite a bit of our attention this semester (check out their new panels outside of the Rare Books Room), and we want to take a moment to celebrate Dr. Christina B. Offerson once again. Offerson was the first woman to graduate with a Creighton degree from John A. Creighton Medical School in 1894 before practicing in the Omaha area. Last time we wrote about her, we introduced the claim that she is likely the first woman to receive a degree from a Catholic university. Nobody has corrected us yet, so it still stands! If you happen to know differently, feel free to let us know.

Here are some of our other posts where we have featured women throughout the university’s history including Dr. Offerson, throwback pictures of women’s groups, and public history honoring our founders.

Finally, in what has become an Archives tradition, we hope that the featured image of St. John’s Church clock reminds you to Spring Forward this weekend! We wish you well on Spring Break, and we are grateful for the chance today to especially celebrate the women who help keep the archives going, as well as women throughout the world.




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