First Ladies Ellen Wilson and Edith Wilson
Mr. Cooper and Ms. Miller talked about the lives and influences of first ladies Ellen Wilson and Edith Wilson, and responded to… read more
Mr. Cooper and Ms. Miller talked about the lives and influences of first ladies Ellen Wilson and Edith Wilson, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Ellen Wilson designed the Rose Garden before she died and lobbied for her own causes. Edith Wilson is known for her “stewardship” of the presidency after President Wilson’s stroke.
Mr. Enholm gave a remote video tour of the Woodrow Wilson House where former President and Edith Wilson lived, where Mr. Fuller was also interviewed.
Several silent film clips were shown of the Wilsons. In video clips, letters were shown by Ms. Dillard in the Wilson Presidential Library Archives and by Mr. Maynard in the Princeton University archives. Mr. Maynard also showed Prospect House, the former home of the presidents of Princeton University, including the garden Ellen Wilson designed. Ms. Smith showed the Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum.
This was the 19th episode in the C-SPAN series “First Ladies: Influence and Image.” close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- John Milton Cooper Jr. Professor Emeritus University of Wisconsin-Madison->History Department
- Peggy Dillard Director Wilson (Woodrow) Presidential Library and Museum->Library and Archives
- Robert A. Enholm Executive Director Wilson (Woodrow) House
- Cary Fuller Relative Edith Wilson
- W. Barksdale Maynard Lecturer (Former) Princeton University->Department of Art and Archaeology
- Kristie Miller Author
- Farron Smith Co-Founder Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum
- Peter Slen Host C-SPAN
- Susan Swain Host C-SPAN
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