Edith Kinney Gaylord was a trailblazer in the field of journalism. While she is most widely known for being a member of the Gaylord publishing family, she made a name for herself as the first woman reporter on staff for The Associated Press in Washington, D.C. From Eleanor Roosevelt, World War II, and the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, she covered major events and figures of the mid-twentieth century. Gaylord spent much of her wealth philanthropically, supporting women's rights, civil rights, and ethics in journalism. Gaylord embodied a spirit of generosity and curiosity about the world.
...she made a name for herself as the first woman reporter on staff for The Associated Press in Washington, D.C.
This exhibit presents a timeline of Edith Kinney Gaylord's life, focusing on the major events of the mid-twentieth century that she reported. Gaylord's coverage illustrates the immense changes occurring for women in the twentieth century, as they entered into professional fields and leadership roles. As you will learn from the exhibit, Gaylord not only wrote about these changes but embodied them.