Scrapbooks with Women’s Biographies

Scrapbook; vol. 1

Scrapbook; vol. 1

A recent addition to the Rochester Public Library website are 20 scrapbooks of biographical newspaper  clippings of women. Start out on the bottom of this page with the listings and links to the scrapbooks. RPL also has created an index to those scrapbooks. The description of the scrapbooks says that they contain clippings from 1920 to 1940 but I couldn’t find any  dated before 1925. These were newspaper articles that probably came off the society page. Also, volumes 19 and 20 are all newspaper articles about Susan B. Anthony.

Newspaper clipping after 1940 were placed loosely in large envelopes that are roughly alphabetical. During a visit to the library you can go through those files to find any newspaper articles on your family.