American Women!
A Celebration of Our History
April 22 -- October 29, 2000


HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
First Lady of the United States

1947-2___

"The challenges of change are always hard. It is important that we begin to unpack those challenges that confront this nation and realize that we each have a role that requires us to change and become more responsible for shaping our own future."

ELIZABETH HANFORD DOLE
Presidential Cabinet Officer

1936-2___

"Women have had to be over achievers to succeed. We worked twice as hard as men to be considered as good."

 

Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Dole have a few things in common. Both grew up as Methodists in small town America, and both were educated at Ivy League universities. Both held high-powered jobs in Washington and both earned more money than their husbands. Beyond that point, however, the similarities end.

Hillary Rodham graduated from Wellsley College and the Yale Law School where she developed a strong concern for social justice. After graduation, she worked on the legal staff of the House Committee on the Impeachment of Richard Nixon. Her marriage to Bill Clinton took her to Arkansas for 12 years as First Lady of that state. His election as president brought her to national prominence. She has used that forum to advance the cause of children and families, and is currently running for the Senate in New York State.

After an education at Duke and Harvard Universities, Dole moved to Washington to work for the Johnson administration. But a political conversion in the late 1960s led to increasingly important positions in the Ford, Reagan, and Bush administrations. Over the past 25 years, Dole has been a Federal Trade Commissioner, Secretary of Transportation, and Secretary of Labor. After a short term as president of the American Red Cross, in 1999 she ran for the Republican nomination for the U.S. presidency, but dropped out of the race.

There is no doubt in most Americans' minds that both Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Dole will stay active in national politics. We'll be hearing from them again!

Historic Artifacts:

IT TAKES A VILLAGE AND OTHER LESSONS CHILDREN TEACH US, written by Hillary Clinton
DEAR SOCKS, DEAR BUDDY, written by Clinton
REMARKS AND COMMENTARY BY FIRST LADY HILLARY CLINTON: VITAL VOICES 1997-1999
REMARKS BY FIRST LADY HILLARY CLINTON: UNITED NATIONS FOURTH WORLD CONFERENCE ON WOMEN, 1995 China
POSTERS for the "Vital Voices Women in Democracy Conference"
FRAMED PORTRAIT of Clinton speaking in Ahmedabad, India
FRAMED PHOTO taken of Clinton for the cover of Newsweek Magazine
POLITICAL BUTTON, "New York Needs HRC for Senator in 2000"
PIN, "Woman's Place is in the House. and the Senate."
LIVING LEGACY AWARD presented to Clinton
85TH GIRL SCOUT ANNIVERSARY 1997 award presented to Clinton
T-SHIRT, "Stanford Mom"
-- On loan from the White House Gift Unit, The White House, Washington D.C.

PHOTO taken of Elizabeth Dole with Ronald Reagan and George Bush,
1985 FOOTBALL JERSEY from Melrose High School, "President Dole #1"
FLAG and PATCH flown aboard the space shuttle Columbia, 1981, presented to Dole from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
AWARD of MERIT presented to Dole from the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1995
KEY and PLAQUE from the Salisbury City Council, who proclaimed April 9, 1996, as Robert and Elizabeth Dole Day
CERTIFICATE, "Christian Woman of the Year 1996" presented to Dole from the Executive Committee
PHOTO of Dole shaking hands with Boris Yeltsin
PHOTO of Dole in Buffalo, NY, 1996
PHOTO of Dole as head of the American Red Cross, with Rwandan children in Kibumba refugee camp, Zaire, Africa, August 1994
-- On loan from the Office of Elizabeth Dole, Washington D.C.

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