Documenting the midwestern origins of the twentieth-century women's movement, 1987-1992.

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Documenting the midwestern origins of the twentieth-century women's movement, 1987-1992.

Tape-recorded interviews and one transcript generated by an oral history project undertaken by graduate students in the University of Wisconsin Women's History Program under the direction of faculty member Gerda Lerner. The interviews document 22 of the outstanding midwestern leaders in the twentieth-century feminist movement and explore the connections between the women's movements of the 1920s and the 1960s. The interviewees include women active in labor, education, politics, religion, and business at local, state, national, and international levels.

0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes) and.172 tape recordings.

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Calchina, Patricia.

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