Women's History Collection

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Women's History Collection


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The American Alpine Club




The AAC Library


March, 2015

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Women Climbers in Controversy
Newspaper clipping from the Philadelphia Press dated Friday, September 10, 1909 covering the controversy between Fanny Bullock Workman and Annie Peck over the women's world record for highest ascent and Annie Peck's expedition to Mt. Huascaran.

Andean And Other Summits from NY Tribune
A clipping from the New York Tribune dated Friday, January 21, 1910 which covers the story of the controversy between Annie Peck and Fanny Bullock Workman over Annie's ascent of Mt. Huascaran.

Unknown Clipping
A newspaper clipping - the paper is not known. The clipping is from an article stating that Annie Peck claims no record and resigns the honor of holding the world record for highest peak climbed by a woman to Fanny Bullock Workman.

Miss Peck and Mt. Husacaran
A newspaper clipping from the New York Tribune - Jan 20, 1910 - containing a letter to the editor of the Tribune from Fanny Bullock Workman announcing that Annie Peck's estimate of the height of Mt. Huascaran was incorrect. Mrs. Bullock Workman…

Annie Peck Lecture Pamphlet
A pamphlet advertising lectures by Annie Peck on her climb of Mt. Huascaran.

Fanny Bullock Workman Portrait
Formal photograph of Fanny Bullock Workman

Barbara Washburn's Ice Axe
A color photograph of Barbara Washburn's ice axe, her initials clearly visible on the side.

Barbara Washburn, 1914–2014 <br /><br />
In Memoriam
In Memoriam written by David Roberts and published in the American Alpine Journal, remembering Barbara Washburn's life and accomplishments as a climber.

Dora Keen Handy, 1871-1963<br /><br />
In Memoriam
In Memoriam article published in the American Alpine Journal, Volume 13 - Issue 2, 1963. The article remembers Dora Keen's life and accomplishments as a climber.

Fanny Bullock Workman in Snow Shoes
Photograph of Fanny Bullock Workman and Hunter Workman and a third member of the party on snow shoes with ice axes. Photographer unknown.
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