Lois Leonard

Lois Leonard, a native Oregonian, is an historian, editor and documentary filmmaker. She was curator of exhibits at the Oregon Historical Society, an organizer of Labor Arts Forum that featured New Deal art, and served on the boards of the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission and the Washington County Cultural Coalition. She is the co-editor of Waging War on the Home Front: An Illustrated Memoir of World War II and the producer/director of Finding David Douglas (film) and the comprehensive website FindingDavidDouglas.org.

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  • Helen Gilkey (1886-1972)

    Helen Margaret Gilkey was a nationally recognized mycologist, a talented botanical illustrator, and a watercolor artist. She was the first woman to obtain a Ph.D. in botany from the University of California, earning her advanced degree from Berkeley in 1915. She then established a career as one of North America's …

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