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September 14, 2002The United States Postal Service issued a stamp commemorating Ida Tarbell and three other women journalistsMarguerite Higgins, Ethel Payne and Nellie Bly. The set of Four Women in Journalism stamps was issued on September 14, 2002 in Fort Worth Texas. Follow the link above to read more about the issue and learn how to get a first day of issue postmark of the stamp.
Woman in Journalism stamps and first day covers can be purchased from the US Postal Service web site.
October 7, 2000Ida M. Tarbella leading force in American journalism; a product of the liberal arts, was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York. Paula Treckel, Professor of History at Allegheny College, accepted the award in Ida Tarbell's behalf. Dr. Treckel's remarks are reproduced here.
Ida Tarbell and the Business of Being a Woman
The feature article was originally
presented as a lecture by Professor of History Paula Treckel at the
Chautauqua Institute in
August 1997. Treckel, who joined the Allegheny College faculty in
1981, was the 1996 recipient of the Julian Ross Award for Excellence
in Teaching. She is the author of To Comfort the Heart: Women
in 17th Century America.
Previously in the news:
- November 6, 2001The United States Postal Service announced that Ida Tarbell will be commemorated in a set of Four Women in Journalism stamps to be issued in recognition of the talents of Ida Tarbell, Marguerite Higgins, Ethel Payne and Nellie Bly. The stamps will be issued on September 12, 2002 in Columbus, Ohio.
- October 11, 2000The Pennsylvania State House passed a resolution today declaring November 4, 2000, "Ida Tarbell Day" in Pennsylvania. The resolution lists several reasons for the resolution, among them that "Ida Tarbell's passion for truth and knowledge is an enduring legacy for the citizens of this Commonwealth and deserves special recognition." The full text of House Resolution no. 614 comes from the Pennsylvania General Assembly web site.
- October 16, 2000American Experience, the longest running history series on television, broadcast The Rockefellers, a two-part miniseries documenting four generations of the Rockefeller family on PBS October 16 and 23. The companion web site offers a wealth of material about the development of the oil industry and features a biographical sketch of Ida Tarbell.
- October 5, 2000Film makers Lisa and Rich Gensheimer were the featured speakers at The Women's Studies Film Series presentation of a new documentary titled Ida Tarbell: All in the Day's Work. Follow this link for more information.
- March 10, 2000The National Women's Hall of Fame announced plans to induct Ida Tarbell, and 18 other distinguished American women, into the Hall on October 7, 2000. The Honors Weekend and Induction Ceremony will be held in historic Seneca Falls, New York, the birthplace of women's rights, where the first Women's Rights Convention was held in 1848.
- Ida Tarbell's "The History of the Standard Oil Company", published by McClure's Magazine (1902-1904), was ranked number five in a list of the top works of journalism this century. For the full story see "Journalism's Greatest Hits" on page 1, section C of the March 1, 1999 issue of The New York Times.
- The March 16, 1999 issue of The Christian Science Monitor featured an article about Tarbell called Women's history: Muckrakers dug up dirt on big-business.