First Lady Lou Hoover
Annette Dunlap and Emily Charnock talked about the life and influence of first lady Lou Hoover and responded to telephone calls and… read more
Annette Dunlap and Emily Charnock talked about the life and influence of first lady Lou Hoover and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Active outdoors, Lou Hoover was the first woman in the country to get a geology degree. She was president of the Girl Scouts and promoted physical fitness for women, many charities, and volunteerism, especially during the Depression. The Hoovers did not publicize their charitable activities or their family life. She was the first to address the public by radio and to be recorded in film and sound as first lady. Clips were shown of her and President Hoover.
Video clips were shown. Marcus Eckhardt showed artifacts in the Hoover Presidential Library. Sally Hurlbert showed Rapidan Camp, the Hoover mountain retreat. Lisa Kathleen Graddy showed items in the Smithsonian collection. Nick Siekierski showed the Hoover home in Stanford, California.
This was the 22nd 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
- Emily Charnock Assistant Producer Virginia Foundation for the Humanities->BackStory with the American History Guys
- Annette B. Dunlap Author
- Marcus Eckhardt Curator Hoover (Herbert) Presidential Library and Museum
- Lisa Kathleen Graddy Deputy Chair and Curator National Museum of American History->Division of Political History
- Sally Hurlbert Park Ranger Shenandoah National Park->Interpretation and Education Division
- Nicholas "Nick" Siekierski Coordinator Hoover Institution at Stanford University->Exhibits and Outreach
- Susan Swain Host C-SPAN
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