Transcripts of oral history project, 1959-1974 (inclusive).

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Transcripts of oral history project, 1959-1974 (inclusive).

Interviews with Helen Valeska Bary, Jessie Butler, Miriam deFord, Sara Bard Field, Ernestine Kettler, Burnita Shelton Matthews, Alice Paul, Jeannette Rankin, Rebecca Reyher, Laura Seiler, Sylvie Thygeson, and Mabel Vernon.

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