Conway was known for her autobiographies, in particular her first memoir, The Road from Coorain. She was also Smith College's first female president, from 1975 to 1985, and served as a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2004 she was designated a Women's History Month Honoree by the National Women's History Project. In 2013, she received a 2012 National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama.
References[change | change source]
- "Honorees: 2010 National Women's History Month". Women's History Month. National Women's History Project. 2010. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2011.
- President Obama to Award 2012 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal Whitehouse.gov, retrieved 30 June 2013
- Schmeidel, Stacey (2 June 2018). "Smith's first woman president, acclaimed scholar Jill Ker Conway, dies at 83". Daily Hampshire Gazette. Retrieved 2 June 2018.[permanent dead link]
Other websites[change | change source]
- The Road from Coorain - Discussion questions
- Excerpts from The Road from Coorain
- IMDB entry on The Road from Coorain TV-film
- Masterpiece Theatre - The Road from Coorain Archived 2016-05-24 at the Wayback Machine
- Conway Appearances on C-SPAN
- Booknotes interview with Ker Conway on When Memory Speaks: Reflections on Autobiography, May 24, 1998. Archived May 27, 2012, at the Wayback Machine