Virginia Elwood-Akers, author of Caroline Severance
I am a retired librarian who worked for thirty years at California
State University, Northridge, as the subject specialist in the field of
women studies. I am a second-generation native of Los Angeles -
unusual for a person in my generation - who received her BA from UCLA.
her MLS from the University of Oregon, and a Master's Degree in Mass
Communication from California State University, Northridge. My first
book Women War Correspondents in the Vietnam War, 1961-1975, was published in 1988. I began researching the life of Caroline Severance in 1990. Caroline Severance is the first full-length biography of this important woman in American history.