With Lincoln Cushing, Kaiser Permanente Archivist
Two slideshow presentations which amplify the exhibition theme - the challenges of labor journalism during a time when the entire work force was changing. Packard’s illustrations in the weekly Kaiser Richmond shipyard newspaper Fore 'n' Aft were patriotic without resorting to racist jabs or stereotypes; she portrayed workers with dignity and character. She drew women’s experiences from a woman’s point of view – numerous vignettes show children (one of her regular subjects later in life), shopping, home life, and the challenges of survival and adjustment in a tempestuous time.
Exhibition review in Richmond Confidential.
With Lincoln Cushing, Kaiser Permanente Archivist, with Dr. Jeffery Sanders, WSU
Part of the Oregon Historical Society exhibition (Portland, Oregon)
"World War II: A World at War, A State Transformed"
Kaiser Permanente historian Lincoln Cushing will present "Henry J. Kaiser's World War II Home Front Legacy," a slide show about the innovative support systems Kaiser built for wartime production workers, including child care centers, housing, transportation, and health care. Although Henry J. Kaiser earned the sobriquet "Patriot in Pinstripes" for his industrial contributions to the Allied military effort during World War II, it can be argued that his most enduring legacy was his comprehensive suite of Home Front social benefit programs. He will co-present with Dr. Jeffery Sanders, Washington State University.