Portrait of Josephine Evans: 1887-1969
Date of Award
Master of Liberal Studies
Arts & Culture
Biography; Colorado History; cultural studies; women's biography
The genre of historical women's biography has a moderately short history, and has evolved into the twenty-first century as women's studies. Simultaneously, biography has become a multifaceted genre that keeps a close relationship between biography, history, women's studies, and cultural studies. The biography of Josephine Evans embraces the genre as a vehicle to enlighten broader historical issues, as the life of an ordinary woman and her position in an historic Colorado family is revealed. Her story contributes to the history of women's roles and rights in the late nineteenth and twentieth century as her life story is representative of the time period. This biography of Josephine Evans is an illustration of a biography written from personal letters, diaries, and recollections.
Holmes, Sharon, "Portrait of Josephine Evans: 1887-1969" (2011). Arts and Culture. 44.