San Diego Independent Scholars
January SDIS NEWSReading Beyond the Ending of Native History: The Nez Perce Allotment
(The written and visual records of Alice C. Fletcher and E. Jane Gay)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 2015 FROM 1:30 - 3:30PM
From the President
In 1991, the Board of San Diego Independent Scholars created the Helen Hawkins Memorial Research Fund in memory of Helen Hawkins, a highly valued SDIS member with far-reaching abilities and achievements. Born in 1930, she died in 1989 after a six-year battle with cancer. Helen's life reveals a wide-range of intellectual, creative interests and accomplishments: post-high school study of choral music at Tanglewood; undergraduate study of international economics at Oxford University; bachelors degree in US history, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.
She was co-founder and first president of the San Diego chapter of the National Organization for Women, and received the Susan B. Anthony Award. While completing her graduate work in History, PhD, UCSD, 1975, Hawkins worked as a Research... more