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Washington Press Club Foundation: women in journalism project

Repository: Columbia University. Center for Oral History

Collection Description (Extant): This project is divided into three phases, demarked by two landmark events, World War II and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. These two events mark turning points in the history of women in journalism: the first because it opened the doors for women in the profession, and the second because it was the wedge for full equality within the newsroom. The first stage of the project, entitled "pioneers", consists of interviews with women who attained standing in the profession prior to World War II, the second with those who entered journalism during the War. The third phase consists of interviews with women who entered the profession in the 1950s and 1960s and who were active in various attempts to open the profession to women, either through legal actions or other collective actions. There are a number of African American women journalists who discuss the civil rights movement.

Access Copy Note: The transcripts are available at several repositories across the country. See the website for more information.

Collection URL: http://wpcf.org/women-in-journalism/ External Link

Existing IDs: OHC0000931

Extent: Typescript (7077 p)

Language: English

Interviewees: Betty Werlein Carter, Vivian Castleberry, Marvel Cooke, Belva Davis, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, Ellen Goodman, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Dorothy Misener Jurney, Iris Turner Kelso, Charlotte Moulton, Frances Murphy, Ethel Payne, Carole Simpson, Lois Wille

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African American journalists
African American women
Civil rights movements--Press coverage
Journalists
Media

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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