Claire Jerry

Claire Jerry

Curator

Ph.D., Rhetoric and Public Address, University of Kansas
M.A., Public History, University of Illinois Springfield
M.A., Speech Communication, Miami University
B.A., summa cum laude, Speech and Religion, Butler University

Research Specialties: 

Political campaigning, Women’s history, Public history, Public memory

Projects: 


Selected Exhibitions:

From South Carolina to the World: Jimmy Byrnes and Political History at McKissick Museum.  McKissick Museum, August-December 2016.  Curator.

A Spirit of Place.  McKissick Museum.  November 2015-March 2016.  Curator.

USC Goes to GTMO.  McKissick Museum.  September-November 2015.  Curator.

McKissick and You: Collecting What Matters.  McKissick Museum.  June-September 2015.  Curator.

Paul Findley Congressional Office Museum.  Illinois College.  2012-2014. Curator.

Tracing the Trumans: An American Story.  Harry S. Truman Library & Museum.  March-December 2012.  Curator.

Professional Affiliations: 
  • National Council on Public History
  • American Association for State and Local History
  • Organization of American Historians
  • Central States Communication Association

Publications

From the Hilltop to the Hill: Illinois College Goes to Congress—A Guidebook to the Illinois College Congressional Hall of Fame. 2014.
"Patricia Scott Schroeder." With Michael Spangle. In Women Public Speakers in the United States, 1925-Present: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook, edited by Karlyn Kohrs Campbell. Greenwood, 1994.
"Frances Perkins." With Jennifer E. Christensen. In Women Public Speakers in the United States, 1925-Present: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook, edited by Karlyn Kohrs Campbell. Greenwood, 1994.
"Clara Bewick Colby," and “Helen Jackson Gougar.” In Women Public Speakers in the United States, 1800-1925: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook, edited by Karlyn Kohrs Campbell. Greenwood, 1993.
"The Role of Newspapers in the Nineteenth-Century Woman's Movement." In A Voice of Their Own: The Woman Suffrage Press, 1849-1914, edited by Martha Solomon. University of Alabama Press, 1991.