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Leslie Bellais, Ph.D. has an extensive background as a curator and historian. Her primary expertise is in pre-1940 American textiles and clothing, but she also has experience with historical and genealogical research.
She worked as the Curator of Collections at the Hershey Museum of American Life in Hershey, PA for 4 years and as Curator of Costume & Textiles (later renamed Curator of Social History) at the Wisconsin Historical Society for 29 years.
She has a Bachelor’s Degree in historic preservation from the University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA and Master’s Degrees in United States history from the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. Her Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin is in United States history and material culture. Her theses focused on textile sales in pre-Revolutionary War Virginia and the history and significance of late 19th century bustles! Her dissertation concerns loyalty issues experienced by Wisconsinites during World War I Wisconsin. As a student she interned at the Chancellorsville Battlefield and Colonial Williamsburg.
Check out her publications:
No Idle Hands: A Milwaukee WPA Handicraft Project
Cool Breezes: Handheld Fans in Fashion, Art & Advertising
The Rise and Fall of the Long White Baby Dress
Every Boy a Champion: Madison’s Soap Box Derby Heyday in Photos and Artifacts
Civil War Memories and Mementos
Wisconsin Women of Style
Broken Stars & Silk Dreams: Treasured Quilts of Wisconsin
“Lest We Forget”: Remembering World War I in Wisconsin, 1919-1945″ in Home Front in the American Heartland: Local Experiences and Legacies of WWI
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