Career Romance for Young Moderns Exhibit

Career Romance or Career Girl novels were fictional stories written for girls and young women that specifically featured a female protagonist and her adventures in the workforce; a novelty for women in the first half of the 20th Century. Published from the 1930s to the 1960s (with the bulk of the genre coming out in the 1950s), these romances novels explored careers that were being opened to young, unmarried women recently graduated from college. Nurses, teachers, and secretaries were typically featured; however other career options included stewardesses, models and scriptwriters. Local author Ruby Radford also published a number of books in this genre under her pseudonym Marcia Ford. On display in the Georgia Room from June to July 2017 is a unique collection of these works.

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