Voices of Feminism Oral History Project, 1990-2006


Voices of Feminism Oral History Project, 1990-2006

The Voices of Feminism Oral History Project documents the persistence and diversity of organizing for women in the United States. Narrators include labor, peace, and anti-racism activists; artists and writers; lesbian rights advocates; grassroots anti-violence and anti-poverty organizers; and women of color reproductive justice leaders. Interviews average 5-6 hours and cover childhood, personal life, and political work. Most oral histories consist of videotapes, audiotapes or audio CDs, unedited and edited transcripts, correspondence between interviewer and narrator, a biographical sketch, the interviewer's interview guide, and occasional research material and photos.

24 linear ft. (64 boxes)


SNAC Resource ID: 7005883

Smith College, Neilson Library

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Alexander, Dolores, 1931-2008

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Dolores Alexander (August 10, 1931 – May 13, 2008) was a lesbian feminist, writer, and reporter. Alexander was the only Executive Director of the National Organization for Women (NOW) to have resigned because of the homophobic beliefs in the early inception of NOW. She co-opened the feminist restaurant "Mother Courage" with Jill Ward. Until her death, in 2008, she continued to believe in the need for the women's rights movement in contemporary times, stating that "It's bigotry, and I don't know ...

Lerner, Gerda, 1920-2013

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Gerda Lerner was a historian and woman's history author; she also wrote poetry, fiction, theater pieces, screenplays, and an autobiography. She served as president of the Organization of American Historians and was a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Lerner was one of the founders of the academic field of women's history. She played a key role in the development of women's history curricula and was involved in the development of degree programs in women's history....

Smith, Barbara, 1946-....

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Cook, Katsi, 1952-

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Edgar, Joanne, 1943-

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Tax, Meredith, 1942-

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Berkman, Brenda

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Captain, New York City Fire Department. From the description of Reminiscences of Brenda Berkman : oral history, 2005. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 269258167 The New York City Fire Department (NYCFD, also known as the FDNY by the department) began accepting applications from women for the position of firefighter in 1977, but did not hire any women until after Brenda Berkman successfully sued the City of New York on behalf of ...

Henry, Fran, 1948-

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Bewsee, Michaelann, 1947-

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Nelson, Marjory, 1928-

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Lesbian activist; Therapist; Feminist From the description of Marjory Nelson papers, 1947-2006 (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 477405716 Marjory Nelson was born in 1928 in New Brunswick, NJ, the last of four children and the only daughter born to Dorothy Lewis and Thurlow Christian Nelson. Her siblings were Thurlow Christian Nelson, Jr. (1922-2000), Edwin Lewis Nelson (b. 1924), and John Eric Nelson (1925-1999). Nelson entered Oberlin College in 1946 but left after her ...

Casavant, Kathleen, 1951-

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Martínez, Elizabeth Sutherland, 1925-

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Peterson, Jan, 1941-

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Schneir, Miriam.

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American author and teacher; b. 1933; wife of author Walter Schneir. From the description of Walter and Miriam Schneir collection, 1959-1975. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70968733 ...

Ward, Wynona Lund, 1951-

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Berek, Judith, 1943-

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Toure, Nkenge, 1951-

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MacKay, Anne, 1928-

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Beal, Frances M., 1940-

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Frances M. Beal is a Black feminist and a peace and justice political activist. Her focus has predominantly been regarding women's rights, racial justice, anti-war and peace work, as well as international solidarity. Beal was a founding member of the SNCC Black Women's Liberation Committee, which later evolved into the Third World Women's Alliance. She is most widely known for her publication, “Double Jeopardy: To Be Black and Female", which theorizes the intersection of oppression between race,...

Shelley, Martha, 1943-

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Winslow, Barbara, 1945-....

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Burnham, Linda

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Vazquez, Carmen Inoa

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Pharr, Suzanne, 1939-

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Gilbert, Ronnie

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Avery, Billye, 1937-

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Roma, Catherine, 1948-

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Ross, Loretta, 1953-

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Loretta June Ross was born in Temple, Texas, August 16, 1953, the sixth of eight children in a blended family. Her mother, who brought five older children to her marriage with Ross, had been owner of a music store and a domestic worker; she was a housewife as Loretta was growing up. Loretta's father, who hailed from Jamaica, was an Army weapons specialist and drill sergeant. After retiring from the military in 1963, he worked for the Post Office and often held additional jobs to sup...

Chavez-Thompson, Linda, 1944-

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Moraga, Cherríe

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Powell, Achebe Betty, 1940-

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Levins Morales, Aurora, 1954-

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Stout, Linda, 1954-

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Payne, LaDoris, 1948-

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Thom, Mary, 1942-

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Martinez, Luz Alvarez, 1943-

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Sanchez, Graciela I.

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Graciela Sanchez (1960- ) is an arts activist and the executive director of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center in San Antonio, Tex. Cary Cordova (1970- ) is an art historian from Austin, Tex. From the description of Oral history interview with Graciela Sanchez, 2004, June 25-July 2 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220220299 ...

Saika, Peggy, 1945-

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Hollibaugh, Amber L., 1946-

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Voices of Feminism Oral History Project

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Asetoyer, Charon

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Charon Virginia Asetoyer was born Charon Virginia Huber on March 24, 1951, in San Jose, California, to Virginia Asetoyer and Charles Eugene Huber. Virginia Asetoyer was Comanche from Oklahoma and Charles Huber of German and Irish descent. Charon was the younger of two daughters born to Virginia and Charles. The family also included a son from Charles's first marriage and daughter from Virginia's first marriage. Charon's business acumen developed early, in part through he...

Sophia Smith collection

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Miller, Geraldine Trexler, 1925-2006

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Kollisch, Eva

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