Originally presented on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 11 am at Sweetwood of Williamstown, Hulda Hardman Jowett’s lecture on the history of the Transcript can be viewed on WilliNet. Thank you WilliNet!
The Transcript was the voice and conscience of northern Berkshire for over a century and no matter whether the topic was local or national, there was always a well thought out opinion, and locals were encouraged to comment on it. From wars to mayoral elections, even constitutional amendments, The Transcript had an opinion. This talk will include personal remembrances of VJ Day, the dropping of the Atomic bomb, and will include some stories about things that occurred when her father, uncle, grandfather and great grandfather were at the helm of this award winning newspaper. Questions are encouraged during this illustrated talk.
Born and educated in North Adams, Hulda Hardman Jowett attended local schools, graduated from Skidmore College with a BA in history, and did graduate work at UMass and at Williams where she was an NDEA/John Hay Fellow. She taught history for many years and is a student of local history and an amateur genealogist.