Linda Lear Special Collections Librarian
As the Linda Lear Librarian for Special Collections and Archives, Jenifer’s responsibilities include processing collections, working with researchers, and providing library instruction in special collections for students. Jenifer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies from the University of Southern Mississippi, an M.A. in history from the University of Nebraska, and a Master of Library and Information Science from Kent State.
2021 Ishee, Jenifer. “I would not comply:” Covenanter Intransigence in a Colonial Pennsylvania Captivity Narrative;” Pennsylvania History, A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies (accepted paper for Summer, 2021 Edition).
2020 Hoffman, Jenifer Ishee, and David S. Nolen. “The Museum as an Extension of the Library: Embracing John Cotton Dana’s Vision in a Modern Academic Library.” The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Volume 46 Issue 2, January 1, 2020.
2020 “Repercussions of the Married Women's Property Act: A review of 19th century American notarial oaths designed to protect women from their husbands.” Conference Publication for UNTAMED Women and the Law Symposium, Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg, Virginia.
February, 2019 “Biography of Alma Dorsey Birdsall,” for Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States, Tom Dublin, ed. Alexander Street Publishing. https://documents.alexanderstreet.com/d/1010113709
March, 2021 The ties that bind us: A study of the transformative friendships of women who changed the world. Accepted paper for Global Conference on Women and Gender, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Virginia.
June, 2020 A review of the Woman Suffrage Movement in Mississippi. Presentation for Mississippi Department of Archives and History monthly speaker series. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=invu3Q6z_tY
May, 2020 Triage: Special Collections Instructional Services In the Age of COVID-19; Presentation for 12th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (Jennifer McGillan and Carrie Mastley, co-presenters).
March, 2020 “An Ounce of Mississippi was Worth a Pound of Massachusetts:”
Chronicling the Mississippi Suffrage Movement through the Local Press. Mississippi Historical Society Annual Meeting, Cleveland, Mississippi.
February, 2020 “I would not comply:” Recasting the Narrative of Captivity in Colonial Pennsylvania. Presentation for panel, “Transformative Interactions in the Eighteenth Century;” Southeastern American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference, Macon, Georgia.
January, 2020 “No God, No Master:” Religious Rhetoric in the American Radical Feminist Movement for Women’s Suffrage. Presentation for panel, “Negotiating Race and Space: Re-centering Women’s Participation from Medieval to Modern;” American Society of Church History Annual Conference, New York, New York.
September, 2019 Using a Learning Management System to Restructure ETD Submission. Presentation for United States Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association (USETDA), (Teri Robinson, Lara Threet, co-presenters).
September, 2019 Repercussions of the Married Women's Property Act: A review of 19th century American notarial oaths designed to protect women from their husbands. Presentation for UNTAMED Women and the Law Symposium, Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg, Virginia.
June, 2019 Researching Military Genealogy. Presentation for E.O. Templeton, Jr. History and Genealogy Fair.
April, 2019 The Museum as an Extension of the Library: Embracing John Cotton Dana’s Vision in a Modern Academic Library. Presentation for American College of Research Libraries (ACRL) Annual Conference (David Nolen, Co-Presenter).
April, 2019 The Museum as an Extension of the Library: Embracing John Cotton Dana’s Vision in a Modern Academic Library. Presentation for Society of Mississippi Archivists Annual Meeting (David Nolen, Co-Presenter).
April, 2019 Chronicling the Mississippi Women’s Suffrage Movement through the Local Press; Poster Presentation for Society of Mississippi Archivists Annual Meeting.
October, 2018 Digital Humanities Dissertations. Presentation for Digitorium, Digital Humanities Conference, University of Alabama.
October, 2018 The Museum as an Extension of the Library: Embracing John Cotton Dana’s Vision in a Modern Academic Library. Presentation for Mississippi Library Association Annual Conference (David Nolen, Co-Presenter).
August, 2020 Votes for Women: A Centennial Celebration of the Women’s Suffrage Movement in America. Curated exhibit displayed:
August, 2020: MSU Library atrium.
February, 2020: MSU Library Ragtime and Jazz Festival.
October, 2019: MSU Old Main Academic Center Gallery.
Online Omeka Exhibit: http://msstate-exhibits.libraryhost.com/exhibits/show/votes-for-women---a-centennial/votes-for-women---a-centennial