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#024--October 8, 1998; For immediate release
Contact: Ted DeAdwyler
Phone: 415/338-1665

Noted historian Linda Kerber to visit San Francisco State

University of Iowa professor to lecture on "The Meanings of Citizenship"

SAN FRANCISCO-- Oct. 8, 1998 -- University of Iowa History Professor Linda K. Kerber, the author of the upcoming book "No Constitutional Right to Be Ladies: Women and the Obligations of Citizenship in American History," will give a public lecture on "The Meanings of Citizenship," on October 26 at 5:00 p.m. in the Nob Hill Room of San Francisco State Universityís Seven Hills Center. Kerber will visit SFSU on October 26 and 27 as part of this yearís Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program.

Past president of the Organization of American Historians and the American Studies Association, Kerber has been at the University of Iowa since 1975. She is an authority on America in the late 18th and early 19th centuries and the history of women.

A reception for Kerber hosted by the SFSU History Department will precede her talk. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (415) 338-1604.

San Francisco State University is a highly diverse community of 27,000 students and 3,500 faculty and staff. It is one of the largest campuses of the nationally-recognized 23-campus California State University system. Founded in 1899, the University is approaching its 100th year of service to San Francisco, the Bay Area, California and beyond.


This release was co-written by student writer Edward Wilkinson

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