Judson Manor hosts “Flora Stone Mather: A Legacy of Stewardship”

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Judson Manor retirement community will host “Flora Stone Mather: A Legacy of Stewardship,” facilitated by Gladys Haddad, Ph.D., Professor of American Studies at Case Western Reserve University, Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 9:30-11:30 a.m. The lecture will include a 20-minute documentary film and discussion with insights into the factors that shaped Flora Stone Mather’s philanthropy. Judson Manor is located at 1890 E. 107 Street, Cleveland, OH 44106.

The lecture is part one of the four-part Fall 2012 Mather Salon Series: Dialogue and Discourse for 21st Century Women, presented by The Community Advisory Board of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women at Case Western Reserve University. To RSVP for this or all four salons, go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/RSVPFallSalons .  Free and open to the public.

About Gladys Haddad
Gladys Haddad is Professor of American Studies at Case Western Reserve University. She is the founder and director of the Western Reserve Studies Symposia, an annual event that offers a traditional forum available online at www.case.edu/artsci/wrss , and its successor, a broadcast series titled “Regionally Speaking” that can be accessed athttp://blog.case.edu/wrss and heard on the University radio station WRUW 91.1 FM.

A historian and regionalist, her scholarship is centered in Ohio’s Western Reserve. She is the author of Ohio’s Western Reserve: A Regional ReaderAnthology of Western Reserve Literature and Laukhuff’s Book Store: Cleveland’s Literary and Artistic Landmark: An Epilogue. She recently completed a biography entitled Flora Stone Mather: Daughter of Cleveland’s Euclid Avenue and Ohio’s Western Reserve. It was awarded the 2008 Ohio Genealogical Society William H. & Benjamin Harrison Award for an Ohio related family history.

A writer/producer of video documentaries, she has completed a trilogy on the Mathers, a notable Western Reserve family, who as proprietors of the Connecticut Land Co., came here to settle early in the 19th century. She is the Project Archivist, Research and Author of the CASE WEB site “Selected Philanthropic Families of Case Western Reserve University” available on line athttp://library.case.edu:9090/ksl/ecoll/exhibits/chp/index.html

She holds a B.A from Allegheny College, B.F.A. Lake Erie College, M.A. and Ph.D. in American Studies, Case Western Reserve University.

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