Dr. Marilyn Stokstad, professor of art history at the University of Kansas from 1958-2002, discusses her family history and childhood. She details her academic studies throughout college and graduate school. Dr. Stokstad came to the University of Kansas in 1958. She recalls meeting Chancellor Murphy, Ed Maser, and Klaus Berger on her first visit to campus. Later on Dr. Stokstad explains the process of establishing art history as an independent discipline. A committed feminist, she discusses her friendship with Emily Taylor, then Dean of Women, conducting the first salary study on women at KU, and her time spent with the February Sisters in 1972. Also covered is her professional development and associations, and research interests.
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