WEPR-FM (Radio station : Greenville, S.C.)

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Women Themselves, which first aired in 1980, was a series of 26 half hour radio programs produced and broadcast by WEPR in South Carolina. These programs focused on the lives and accomplishments of some of the prominent women of history. The impetus for this project stemmed from the realization by many historians in the late 1970s that many of the achievements of prominent women had been underexposed in the classroom in regards to textbooks and other media. The project was spearheaded by Alan Schaffer, head of Clemson's History Department, with help from Lily-Roland Hall, station manager of South Carolina educational radio station WEPR, and Laura Becker and Charlotte Holt, who were responsible for the production, writing, and research for the programs. This series highlighted the accomplishments of women despite the disadvantages and restrictions that they were subject to in a male-oriented society. The content focused on the words of the women themselves, as found in autobiographies and diaries, accompanied by dramatic readings from voice actors. The voice acted material was then interspersed with commentary and analysis through interviews with eminent historians.

From the description of Women themselves : women's history sketches for a radio series, 1979-1980 (bulk 1979). (Clemson University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 67835666

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creatorOf WEPR-FM (Radio station : Greenville, S.C.). Women themselves : women's history sketches for a radio series, 1979-1980 (bulk 1979). Clemson University Libraries, Robert Muldrow Cooper Library
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associatedWith Antin, Mary, 1881-1949. person
associatedWith Becker, Laura. person
associatedWith Clemson University. Dept. of History. corporateBody
associatedWith Grimké, Angelina Emily, 1805-1879. person
associatedWith Grimké, Sarah Moore, 1792-1873. person
associatedWith Gutman, Herbert George, 1928- person
associatedWith Hall, Lily-Roland. person
associatedWith Holt, Charlotte L. person
associatedWith Hunter, Jane Edna, 1882-1971. person
associatedWith National Public Radio (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Olsen, Tillie. person
associatedWith Phillis Wheatley Association (Cleveland, Ohio) corporateBody
associatedWith Schaffer, Alan. person
associatedWith Stamberg, Susan, 1938- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
South Carolina
Women abolitionists
American prose literature--Women authors
Women's studies
Antislavery movements--History--19th century

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Active 1979

Active 1980

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