Maria Longworth Storer: From Music and Art to Popes and Presidents

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University of Cincinnati Press
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5.7 X 1.4 X 9.1 inches | 1.65 pounds
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About the Author

Nancy M. Broermann has always enjoyed studying and researching Cincinnati's history. While working as an archivist for the Ursuline Sisters at St. Ursula Academy (SUA), she discovered that Maria Longworth Storer and her husband Bellamy lived at SUA for nearly four years. Constance J. Moore, a Theodore Roosevelt researcher from El Paso, Texas, called the archives and asked, "Who is this woman?" That phone call started a seven-year search to learn about this remarkable lady. They found letters in European and American archives, interviewed Maria's great grandsons in France, and co-authored this book to share Maria's extraordinary story. Prior to her work in the archives, Nancy researched and wrote articles in several county histories and has authored/co-authored four family history books. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati and taught in elementary schools in Ohio, Illinois, and Texas. During Constance's 25-year Army career, she served in various psychiatric nursing positions, in hospital education, and nursing academic roles. Notable assignments included: Army Nursing Corps Historian and Pentagon Crisis Management Team Member after the 9-11 bombings. She has written extensively about nursing history and healthcare topics. She holds degrees from Iowa State University, Seattle University, and San Jose State University.


"A wonderful tribute to the legacies that Maria left in art, music, and philanthropy as her life took her from Cincinnati, Ohio to Marvejols, France. Her bold leadership and dedication to her principles reminds us of the strength in kindness, the healing power of art, and the need for activist spirits. At long last, Maria's remarkable story as a pioneer on both the national and international stage is being told."--Count Jacques de Chambrun, Maria's great-grandson
"Maria Longworth Storer is a must read for those who care about the cultural history of Cincinnati, and the U.S. during the early 20th century"
--Roberta Schultz "WVXU Cincinnati Public Radio" (8/23/2019 12:00:00 AM)

"Nancy and Constance spent years researching Maria Longworth Storer, and together found a treasure trove of letters and documents that shed a light on Maria's rich contributions to the world. Little has been written about Longworth Storer's contributions and her exploits in diplomatic relations or her powerful influence on turn-of-the-twentieth-century political leaders... until now."

--Roberta Schultz "Saint Ursula Academy Magazine" (5/16/2019 12:00:00 AM)
"Maria Longworth Storer began her pioneering work in Cincinnati to elevate the artistry of American pottery. As a young girl, I was entranced by the beauty of Rookwood pottery pieces. It is an honor for me to be today's steward of Storer's legacy. I am thrilled that her story--still inspiring more than a century later--is being shared through this book."--Marilyn J. Scripps, owner, Rookwood Pottery
"Maria Longworth Storer is intelligently arranged an weaves the story of a complex life in a most agreeable way without sacrificing any academic intent. The research is the best I have seen during the forty-five years I have been researching Cincinnati decorative arts and Cincinnati Ceramics."--Anita Ellis, former deputy director of curatorial affairs, Cincinnati Art Museum