Woman Alive! Videotapes and program books, 1974-1977
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Louise Farrenc, French composer and teacher. In the 1830s Farrenc gained considerable fame as a performer and her reputation was such that in 1842 she was appointed to the permanent position of Professor of Piano at the Paris Conservatory, a position she held for thirty years and one which was among the most prestigious in Europe. Farrenc was paid less than her male counterparts for nearly a decade; only after the premiere of her nonet did she demand and receive equal pay. ...
Caroline Bird Mahoney (1915–2011) was an American feminist author. Born on April 15, 1915, in New York City, Caroline Bird became the youngest member of the Vassar College class of 1935 at the age of 16, but left after her junior year to marry; she later earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Toledo and a Master of Arts degree in comparative literature at the University of Wisconsin. Her books include The Invisible Scar (1966), Everything a Women Needs to Know to Get Paid Wh...
Rose Rehert Kushner (June 22, 1929 – January 7, 1990) was an American journalist and pioneering advocate for breast cancer patients. She wrote the 1975 book Why Me? What Every Woman Should Know About Breast Cancer to Save Her Life. Rose Rehert was born on June 22, 1929, in Baltimore, Maryland. Her parents were Eastern European immigrants Israel and Fannie Gravitz Rehert, both of whom died by the time she was 10 years old. As a child, she aspired to a career as a physician, but her family was ...
From the 1950s through the 1990s, collector, folklorist, and traditional music performer Alice Gerrard recorded interviews and performances of many legendary old-time and bluegrass musicians. From the description of Alice Gerrard collection, 1954-2000. WorldCat record id: 213374394 Alice Gerrard has devoted her life to playing and preserving traditional music as a musician, collector, and the founding editor of The Old Time Herald . The daughter ...
Hazel Jane Dickens (1925*-2011) was an American bluegrass singer, songwriter, double bassist and guitarist. Her music was characterized not only by her high, lonesome singing style, but also by her provocative pro-union, feminist songs. Cultural blogger John Pietaro noted that "Dickens didn’t just sing the anthems of labor, she lived them and her place on many a picket line, staring down gunfire and goon squads, embedded her into the cause." The New York Times extolled her as "a clarion-voiced a...
Eleanor Holmes Norton (born June 13, 1937) is an American politician serving as a non-voting Delegate to the United States House of Representatives, representing the District of Columbia. As a non-voting member, Norton may serve on committees, introduce legislation, as well as speak on the House floor; however, she is not permitted to vote on the final passage of any legislation. She is a member of the Democratic Party. Eleanor K. Holmes was born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Vela (née...
Holly Near, singer, songwriter, activist, and author, was born in Ukiah, California, in 1949, the daughter of Anne (Holmes) and Russell Near. She grew up on her parents' cattle ranch in Potter Valley, California, and began performing at age 7, singing at local events and conventions. Near was involved with acting and music at Ukiah High School. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where she majored in drama. During her studies at UCLA, Near auditioned for the Free the Army Sho...
Feminist activist Sheila Tobias teaches politics and women's studies at the University of Arizona. A graduate of Radcliffe College, she earned her Ph.D. at Columbia University. She was a founding member of the National Organization for Women and one of the founders of the Women's Studies Program at Cornell University. From the description of [Speech] [videorecording]. 1994-10-18. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122522012 Sheila Tobias was one of the founders of the...
Bella Savitzky Abzug (July 24, 1920 – March 31, 1998), nicknamed "Battling Bella", was an American lawyer, U.S. Representative, social activist and a leader in the women's movement. In 1971, Abzug joined other leading feminists such as Gloria Steinem, Shirley Chisholm, and Betty Friedan to found the National Women's Political Caucus. She was known as a leading figure in what came to be known as eco-feminism. In 1970, Abzug's first campaign slogan was, "This woman's place is in the House—the H...
b.1931; d.2004 From the description of Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84529347 ...
Grace Paley (b. Grace Goodside, Dec. 11, 1922, Bronx, NY-d. Aug. 22, 2007, Thetford, VT) attended Hunter College and The New School where she studied with W. H. Auden. She married June 20, 1942, Grace Goodside married cinematographer Jess Paley in 1942 and had two children before getting divorced. Paley married poet Robert Nichols 1n 1972. She taught at Sarah Lawrence College. Her first collection was published in 1959. A known pacifist and social activist, Paley joined the War Resisters Leagu...
Gloria Steinem, late 1960's Gloria Steinem was born on March 25, 1934 in Toledo, Ohio to Leo Steinem and Ruth Nuneviller Steinem, the second of their two children (Suzanne Steinem was born in 1925). She grew up in Toledo and Clark Lake, Michigan, where the family ran a summer resort. Leo and Ruth divorced in 1945, and, with Suzanne away at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, eleven-year-old Gloria assumed responsibility for the care of her mother, who was incre...
Melissa Manchester, co-lyricist and composer. Jeffrey Sweet, librettist. Bernice Rubens, author of source material. From the description of I sent a letter to my love: typescript, 1995. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122606959 ...
Alger Hiss (November 11, 1904 – November 15, 1996) was an American lawyer, government official, author, and lecturer. He was involved in the establishment of the United Nations both as a U.S. State Department and U.N. official. Hiss was accused of being a Soviet spy in 1948 and convicted of perjury in connection with this charge in 1950. From the guide to the Judith Papachristou Research Files on Alger Hiss, Bulk, 2001, 1962, 2001-2006, undated, (Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives) ...
Singer and actress Dee Dee Bridgewater was born on May 27, 1950 in Memphis, Tennessee. Raised in Flint, Michigan, Bridgewater was exposed early to jazz music; her father, Matthew Garrett, was a jazz trumpeter and teacher at Manassas High School. After high school, Bridgewater attended Michigan State University before transferring to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 1969, she toured the Soviet Union with the University of Illinois Big Band.In 1970, Bridgewater met and married tr...