Talk:Doris Fleischman

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Additional materials[edit]

Additional materials at Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Doris Fleischman. Jokestress (talk) 23:44, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

Sourcing needed[edit]

This article needs marked improvement in the way of sources; currently WP:BASIC notability guidelines base notability on substantial coverage in multiple, reliable, third-party sources. Note, the WP:PRIMARY source, regarding an award, should not be sourced to the organization giving it; that gives no indication whatever of the importance of the award. Third party coverage of the award would more clearly demonstrate whether or not it's biographically significant in an encyclopedic way. FWIW, the award itself seems non-notable, as does the awarding organization, but that's neither here nor there. Below are some links that might lead to more reliable sourcing to demonstrate this subject is/was actually notable:

Happy editing! JFHJr () 19:57, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

Here are two works (by a single author) that might be helpful. The first is apparently a paper presented but with no evidence of peer review; reliable for some personal information, but not particularly indicative of WP:N. The second is an actual book; no comment on quality/reliability as I've had no time to really look into the text.
  • Henry, Susan (1988). "In Her Own Name? Public Relations Pioneer Doris Fleischman Bernays".  (Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication) Abstract: The first married woman to be issued a United States passport (1925) in her maiden name Doris E. Fleischman and her husband, Edward L. Bernays, maintained a partnership in one of the country's premier public relations firms until Fleischman's death in 1980. Yet although Bernays received tremendous popular, trade, and scholarly media attention, little notice was given to Fleischman, despite her high visibility at varying times in her life. Her retention of her maiden name following her marriage led to periodic newspaper stories. She was interviewed many times on subjects related to public relations and women's paid work, and she published several long articles in magazines such as "Ladies' Home Journal," "McCall's," and "American Mercury," as well as contributing to books. In addition, in 1928 she compiled and edited a book, "An Outline of Careers for Women: A Practical Guide to Achievement," and in 1955 she published a semi-autobiographical book on women's roles, "A Wife Is Many Women," both of which sold well and were extensively publicized. Her media visibility extended through the 1970s, when she and her husband continued public relations consulting and advocated such causes as pay for housewives and accelerated advancement for women working in the media. Her 1980 "New York Times" obituary described her as "an enthusiastic feminist." (One hundred and forty-four footnotes are appended.)
  • Henry, Susan (2012). Anonymous in Their Own Names: Doris E. Fleischman, Ruth Hale, and Jane Grant. Vanderbilt University Press. ISBN 082651846X. 
Cheers. JFHJr () 20:27, 30 November 2012 (UTC)