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Peggy K. Pearlstein

Peggy K. Pearlstein is the area specialist in the Hebraic Section of the Library of Congress. She holds an M.S. in library science from Southern Connecticut State College, an M.A. in Jewish Studies from Baltimore Hebrew University and a Ph.D. in American Studies from George Washington University. She has contributed to The Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy and American Women: A Library of Congress Guide for the Study of Women’s History and Culture in the United States. She has also written for Judaica Librarianship, Avotaynu: The International Review of Jewish Genealogy and Jewish Political Studies Review.

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Sylvia Field Porter

The first woman on the financial desk of a big-city newspaper and the first woman to break into the world of writing about finance, Sylvia Field Porter was a pioneering economist, columnist, and best-selling author. For over half a century, she educated the American consumer about money matters, empowering women to achieve economic independence.

Rose Brenner

As president of the National Council of Jewish Women, Rose Brenner focused on inclusion of people who were often marginalized—the deaf, the blind, and those isolated in rural areas.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Peggy K. Pearlstein." (Viewed on September 29, 2022) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/pearlstein-peggy>.

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