Dragon Lady: The Life of Sigrid Schultz

Dragon Lady highlights the World War II reporter, Chicago tribune Berlin bureau chief and longtime Westport resident Sigrid Schultz—as well as how her reporting reflects many controversial issues still present in the United States today.

Upon examining Ms. Schultz original papers and archival materials, viewers will find themselves considering the question of discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, and race; the role of propaganda in promoting bias; and the power of individuals to resist it.

The online exhibit is a compliment to the full exhibition at the museum available upon reopening. All of the materials here are exclusive to the online version. Select a topic area to see associated objects, explore resources and learn about the “dragon from Chicago.”

Check out our Tuesday Treasure on Sigrid Schultz, highlighting just a few of the pieces in the museum’s collection relating to the significant journalist!