I met with my committee (Dr. Halpin, Dr. Mollin, Dr. Schneider) this week on Thursday and Friday and discussed some changes to my research. I’ll definitely be keeping maternalism in my research, but I’ll be widening my questions and argument by focusing primarily on gender dynamics within the New York Teachers Union/United Federation of Teachers. Maternalism will surely fall in there somehow, but because I don’t yet know what the sources hold, it’s better to go into the archives with a broader question rather than a narrower one. I’ve been given some suggested reading to familiarize myself with postwar feminism, maternalism, and anticommunism, and now have a lot of reading to do this summer.