Kingsport: Humor and Hairstyles

Two of the greatest benefits to processing the Business and Professional Women’s Club collection is the opportunity to observe the group’s humorous outlook and their representation of current fashions. I bring you several examples in today’s blog!

The club had a newsletter called the “Broadcaster.” The following was a biographical survey passed out to new members.

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I read this and just laughed out loud. OTHER REMARKS: (not aimed at me please). Would have loved to have known that newsletter editor!!

The following photographs represent the very best hair fashions from 1969-1971. Enjoy!

Business Week Dinner, October 1970.

 

Business Week Dinner, October 1970.
Business Week Dinner, October 1970.

 

State Convention in Memphis, TN, 1971. Annie Reid is third from right.
State Convention in Memphis, TN, 1971. Annie Reid is third from right.

 

State Convention in Nashville, TN, 1969.
State Convention in Nashville, TN, 1969.

Sometimes being an Archiventurist doesn’t feel like work at all. Sometimes it’s just fun!

P.S. This week the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) hosted a lecture on the document theft case of Barry Landau and Jason Savedoff. The lecture was streamed live on UStream and my Twitter question was read and answered live on air. Pretty exciting to hear my first name uttered from a NARA venue. In the words of Anna Roueche, “Go me!”

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4 Responses to Kingsport: Humor and Hairstyles

  1. kathleen fueston says:

    I remember my Mom with these hairstyles, but I was young enough to escape them. A great era!

  2. shauna says:

    I remember my mom and aunts wearing their hair just like that. In fact, there is more that one family portrait with my sister, cousin and I sporting the same style in a ‘mini-do’. Some things are best left in the storage file! ;p Thanks, Kari, for sharing. 🙂

    • Kari says:

      It’s all right is you want to store away some of your more embarrassing photos for posterity. You know, keep them out of the light. Protect them. Just make sure your “storage file” is made with archival safe materials!

  3. BarDee Gillis says:

    I lived through these hair styles. I have photos that look just like these with
    all of my friends.

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