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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.